(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1988)

Document title

Periphery syndrome - a reinterpretation of regional development theory in a resource periphery

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A study is made of industrialization and the transition in economic structure as it has affected a remote peripheral region of Finland with a predominantly resource-based economy over the last twenty years or so. The empirical results are used to interpret and develop theory of regional development adequate for describing the transition of this peripheral region from an area dominated by primary-sector production to one characterized by industry and the service sector. The resource-based peripheral region concerned is the province of Northern Karelia. A region-level core-periphery system is outlined in which the organization of the economy, the division of labour, performance potential and environmental relations are examined by regional and spatial analysis and resource analysis. A model is developed for evaluating the performance potential of an economy and proposing alternative paths of development


Article of periodic

published at : Fennia / ISSN 0015-0010

Editor : Societas Geographica Fenniae, Helsinki - FINLANDE (1889- 2009)

Millesime : 1988, vol. 166, no2 [pp. 295-411]

Bibliographic references : 6 p.



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