chapter  5
The Changing International Division of Labour Within ICI
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Current research in industrial geography seems unable to explain a number of related spatial phenomena. This failing is evident in a recent review of the field by Wood (1980) which catalogues some of the main foci of research: measures of regional economic change; prediction and policy evaluation; 'components of change' studies; the growing depend· ency of regional economies on outside control and the implications of multinational activity for regional policy. Although these areas of study are valuable in their own right, no adequate link has been forged between them. Hamilton and Unge's (1979) systems framework and Massey and Meegan's (1979) structural analysis are only partial aids to uncovering this link (Taylor and Thrift, 1979).