Global music city: knowledge and geographical proximity in London's recorded music industry
journal contributionposted on 2016-05-31, 12:14 authored by Allan WatsonAllan Watson
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.
- Social Sciences
- Geography and Environment
Pages12 - 23 (12)
CitationWATSON, A., 2008. Global music city: knowledge and geographical proximity in London's recorded music industry. Area, 40(1), pp. 12-23.
Publisher© Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers). Published by Wiley
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NotesThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: WATSON, A., 2008. Global music city: knowledge and geographical proximity in London's recorded music industry. Area, 40(1), pp. 12-23., which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4762.2008.00793.x. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving."