Tacit knowledge and the economic geography of context, or The undefinable tacitness of being (there)

  title={Tacit knowledge and the economic geography of context, or The undefinable tacitness of being (there)},
  author={Meric S. Gertler},
  journal={Journal of Economic Geography},
  • M. Gertler
  • Published 2003
  • Economics
  • Journal of Economic Geography
Within economic geography and industrial economics, interest in the concept of tacit knowledge has grown steadily in recent years. Nelson and Winter helped revive this interest in the work of Michael Polanyi by using the idea of tacit knowledge to inform their analysis of routines and evolutionary dynamics of technological change. More recently, the concept has received closer scrutiny. This paper offers a further contribution to this project by offering a critical analysis of the prevailing… 


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