The Innovative Milieus Approach: Toward a Territorialized Understanding of the Economy?

  title={The Innovative Milieus Approach: Toward a Territorialized Understanding of the Economy?},
  author={Olivier Crevoisier},
  journal={Economic Geography},
  pages={367 - 379}
  • Olivier Crevoisier
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Economic Geography
  • Abstract Space has always been more or less present in economic theories. Nevertheless, traditional approaches, as well as the so-called new economic geography, introduce space subsequently. Economic theories are first built independently of spatial and temporal contexts, for example, through costs varying according to distance. The innovative milieus approach is based on the ideas that space—or, more precisely, territory—is the matrix of economic development and that economic mechanisms… CONTINUE READING
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