In the Business of Economic Geography
Recent years have witnessed a noticeable migration of economic geographers from Departments of Geography (or Geography programmes more broadly defined) to Business and Management and related research centres.
The aim of this research project (2015-18) was to assess the scale of this trend and its broader implications for teaching, research and capacity building in Economic Geography, and its consequences for Human Geography in the UK.
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Phase 1 of the project seeks to compile a UK database of former Economic Geography PhD students and/or Economic Geography Staff who subsequently moved into Business and Management from 2000 onwards. As a useful first step, colleagues are invited to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any relevant destination data. All data will be treated confidentially with individuals anonymised in all written outputs.
This project is financially supported by the EGRG and RGS-IBG and focuses specifically on UK Economic Geography in the first instance.
Key Contacts: Mike Bradshaw (Warwick), Al James (QMUL), Neil Coe (NUS), James Faulconbridge (Lancaster), Catherine Souch (RGS-IBG). With valued RGS-IBG intern support from Anna Geatrell (LSE).