The geography of organizational control: Austria, 1973-1981

E. Sheppard, Günther Maier, Franz Tödtling

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    The economic restructuring faced by Austria in the 1970s has had a considerable impact on the organization of commodity production. A unique data set showing ownership linkages of domestic enterprises between 82 districts in Austria for 1973 and 1981 makes it possible to identify some ways in which these changes have affected the geography of organizational control within the nation. Using a fourfold partition of the manufacturing sector, it is demonstrated that the nature of these changes depends on the capital and labor requirements of the production process used in an industry and on the articulation of production processes with external competition, state ownership, and the implementation of new production and communications technologies during this time period. -Authors

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-21
    Number of pages21
    JournalEconomic Geography
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1990

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