An evolutionary approach to air transport: market, technology and institutional co-evolution

Citation:

Suau-Sanchez, P. & Pallares-Barbera, M., 2013. An evolutionary approach to air transport: market, technology and institutional co-evolution. Documents d'Anàlisi Geogràfica , 59 (3) , pp. 543-557.

Abstract:

Air transportation has been a common theme in economic geography literature in relation
to the analysis of airline routes and flows, the study of international supply chains, location
analysis, the impact of airport noise on residential property values and environmental
issues (e.g., WILTOX et al. 2007; BURGHOUWT, 2007; LEINBACH and BOWEN,
2004; SEGUÍ and MARTÍNEZ, 2004; GRAHAM, 1995; ESPEY and LOPEZ, 2000;
GÁMIR and RAMOS, 2002; TOMKINS et al., 1998; STUTZ, 1986; KARASKA and
BRAMHALL, 1960). Meanwhile, economic geography has moved away from traditional
economic analysis and has become a more interdisciplinary speciality adopting insights
from social, cultural and political sciences (BOSCHMA and FRENKEN, 2006). A
relatively recent development in economic geography is the evolutionary approach, which
combines different kinds of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, all based on an
evolutionary approach (BOSCHMA and FRENKEN, 2007), which borrows the Darwinian
concepts of selection, retention (heredity) and variety in order to apply them to social
sciences. This approach overcomes static theories and focuses on innovation and
technology as elements of self-transformation.

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