Discursive aspects of technological innovation: the case of the British motor sport industry: the case of the British motor sport industry

Steven Pinch, Nick Henry

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Abstract

A discursive approach to technological innovation recognises that scientific and technical innovations are the products of groups of people. The subject of this paper is how this insight from the sociology of scientific knowledge can make a contribution to debates in economic geography. Principally drawing on the work of social constructionists, this approach is used to provide insights into the reasons for both the creation and the maintenance of the geographical agglomeration of small firms constituted by the British motor-sport industry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)665-682
Number of pages18
JournalEnvironment and Planning A
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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