(Article of periodic en Polonais - 2004)

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Koncepcja zależności od ścieżki (path dependence) w geografii społeczno-gospodarczej (Polonais)
Concept relié à un chemin en géographie économique et sociale

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Path dependence analysis interprets the present status and condition of a researched structure as a result of a solution chosen at a certain point in time, which is then enhanced, reproduced or transformed in a stochastic manner. It refers to the mathematical model of reproduced or transformed in a stochastic manner. It refers to the mathematical model of Polya and Eggenberger i.e. the so-called Polya urn. Path dependence, while constructing explanatory sequences, concentrates on the non-determined turning points and on deterministic being locked into a path, whereby a chosen solution is reinforced. The way the theory explains phenomena is based on the researched process being locked at from the point of view of a sequence of events, as well as through identification of choices or conditions which have given a phenomenon a particular developmental direction, and a search for mechanisms sustaining that development. Within geography, path dependence can be a useful tool in explaining the origin of some industrial agglomerations, cities' and towns' development mechanisms. - (BJ)


Article of periodic

published at : Przegląd geograficzny / ISSN 0033-2143 / CODEN PRGGAS

Editor : Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Warszawa - POLOGNE (1918)

Millesime : 2004, vol. 76, no4 [pp. 433-456]

Bibliographic references : 76 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




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