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Global music city: knowledge and geographical proximity in London's recorded music industry

WATSON, Allan (2008) Global music city: knowledge and geographical proximity in London's recorded music industry. Area, 40 (1). pp. 12-23. ISSN 0004-0894

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Drawing from debates in economic geography on relational and organisational proximity as a substitute for geographical proximity, the paper explores characteristics of knowledge transfer in London’s recorded music industry through an examination of organisational connections on local and global scales. The paper demonstrates that knowledge transfer within the industry occurs simultaneously across multiple geographical scales, with certain organisational connections facilitating the transfer of tacit knowledge across organisational boundaries. However, the paper argues that these connections do not offer the same scope for trust as is afforded by frequent face-to-face contact and therefore offer only a partial substitute for geographical proximity.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Sciences > Sciences
Depositing User: Allan WATSON
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2013 16:48
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2013 16:48
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/849

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