Economic and labour geography
Economic geography has a central position within Human Geographic research at ISS. The main focus is on the spatial dimensions of economic activities, i.e. economic inequalities, relations and locations in geographic space.
Human Geographers at ISS especially study on how value chains, business clusters and innovation systems evolve and change. In recent years there has also been paid growing attention to labour geography, which focuses on how the labour market is changing in the face of globalization processes and how this affects workers' strategies to promote their interests. Green innovations and technological system changes have also received increased attention.
Research themes and researchers
- Value chains and production networks: Hege Merete Knutsen, Heidi Østbø Haugen, Milda Jonusaite Nordbø
- Temporary work and flexibility in work life: David Jordhus-Lier, Hege Merete Knutsen
- Trade unions: David Jordhus-Lier, Jørgen Eiken Magdahl
- Innovation: Ingvild Jøranli, Bjørnar Sæther
- Industrial clusters: Ingvild Jøranli, Bjørnar Sæther
- Industrial relations under global stress
- The impact of temporary work agencies on the politics of work
- Production, trade and consumption in South-South commodity flows: Re-theorizing form below
- Role of global value chains in transitions to sustainability
- Localised knowledge dynamics and organisational capabilities of ICT services firms
- Understanding the 'socialist market economy': the legacy of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in Vietnam and new efforts of reform