IGU Commission on the Organization of Industrial Space

Commission UGI sur l'organisation de l'espace industriel

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9-14 Aug 1992, Washington DC (USA), at International Geographical Congress, as a commission of International Geographical Union (IGU), superseding IGU Commission on Industrial Change. (From 1992-1996: Commission 92-C21; since 1996: Commission 96-C18). Ceased to exist, when superseded by IGU Commission on the Dynamics of Economic Spaces.


Organize scientific work around: business structures and strategies; global networks and local communities; technology, culture, societal responses to technological change; industry and environmental challenges; the Pacific Rim in the global economy; industrial transition in 'post-socialist' countries; local industrial restructuring.

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Projects (4) for 1996-2000: 1. 'Technological Change and Space' - themes include: place-specific systems of innovation; technology in the international economic system; technology in local and global network; technology and development prospects in peripheral areas, cultural foundations of innovative activity. 2. 'Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in a Changing World' - themes include: forms of competitiveness and technological innovation achieved by SMEs; process of segmentation of the contemporary industrial system; factors and strategies of internationalization; process of transformation of the SME industrial districts faced with the globalization of markets and technological information; local/global networks as supporting factors of enterprise strategies. 3. 'Industry and Global Environmental Change' - themes include: driving forces of spatial transformation; interaction between spatial dynamics of industry and environmental change; geographical patterns of industrial impact on environment at various spatial levels; identification of the types of environmentally unfavourable industrial regions and their dynamics; scenarios of industrial transformation and forms of environmental impact. 4. 'System Transition and the Organization of Industrial Space' - to deal with complex structural, functional and relational changes taking place in core economic, political, social and cultural institutions and their relation to changes in spatial structures.


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Subjects *

  • Geography
    • Geography
  • Industry
    • Industry
  • Sociology
    • Sociology
  • Management
    • Planning
  • Technology
    • Technology
  • Environment
    • Environment

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



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4. Nov 2000
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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