1982 volume 14(1) pages 119 – 125

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Sayer A, 1982, "Explaining manufacturing shift: a reply to Keeble" Environment and Planning A 14(1) 119 – 125

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Explaining manufacturing shift: a reply to Keeble

A Sayer

Received 19 December 1980

Abstract. The paper develops some methodological criticisms of Keeble's recent paper on Britain's changing manufacturing geography. It is argued that causal explanations such as those offered by the literature on restructuring cannot be fairly evaluated if they are recast as putative statistical explanations.

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