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Unfinished business

Leyshon, Andrew


Andrew Leyshon


This short commentary responds to James et al.’s report on the employment of economic geographers within in departments of business and management in UK universities. An initial ambivalence about the numbers of economic geographers working outside the sub-discipline has been replaced by growing concerns over the supply of early career economic geographers, the immediate pressures of the Research Excellence Framework and the growth and financial significance of business schools within the UK university sector. Collective action and collaboration by the remaining economic geographers is encouraged to stem the tide.


Leyshon, A. (2018). Unfinished business. Environment and Planning A, doi:10.1177/0308518x18784599. ISSN 0308-518X

Journal Article Type Commentary
Acceptance Date May 31, 2018
Online Publication Date Jun 29, 2018
Publication Date Jun 29, 2018
Deposit Date Aug 24, 2018
Publicly Available Date Aug 24, 2018
Journal Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space
Print ISSN 0308-518X
Electronic ISSN 1472-3409
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords Economic geography, business schools, underground literature, Strength in Places Fund
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