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  • Alan A. Lew
    Sep 6, 2007
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      From: Sally Weller <sally.weller@...>
      Date: Sep 4, 2007 6:50 PM
      Subject: CFP - AAG Boston - Events, Industrial Governance and the Space Economy
      To: URBGEOG@...

      *Apologies for cross-posting*

      CALL FOR PAPERS - 2008 AAG ANNUAL MEETING BOSTON

      Session Title: Events, Industrial Governance and the Space Economy

      This session aims to build on increasing interest in the role of events
      (such as trade fairs or fashion weeks) in industrial governance and the
      structure of the space economy. The crowded international calendar of
      events is not only a means of product marketing by firms, place promotion
      by cities, or social network formation by economic actors. It also
      represents a shift in the governance of economic processes as various
      discourses, places and intermediaries work to link otherwise disparate
      economic activities and create new, transnational circuits of value
      creation and capture. In this session we seek papers that explore
      different aspects the 'event' economy, such as the role of events in place
      promotion, inter-city competition, local and extra-local networks of
      association and communities of practice. We particularly welcome papers
      that examine the economic configuration of the global event industry or
      probe the role of events in industry governance - their influence on the
      shifting relationship between production, wholesale and retail businesses;
      the new inter-firm associations formed around ideas - such as fashion -
      rather than (or in addition to) direct supply chain links; and the
      implications of these trends for the location of economic activity and
      regional fortunes.

      Please send your title and abstract, in AAG format, by October 15th to
      Wendy Larner (w.larner@...) and Sally Weller
      ( sally.weller@... )

      Wendy Larner, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
      Sally Weller, Centre for Strategic Economic Studies, Victoria University,
      Aust.

      **** Sponsored by the Economic Geography Specialty Group ****