Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Wiley

Journal description

The Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie is a leading international journal on contemporary issues in human geography committed to promoting rigorous academic work on the field. Through its scholarly articles and special 'dossiers' on topics of interest it brings you the latest research findings from Europe and around the world in authoritative scientific contributions. The journal bridges the gap between continental European practices of geography and the Anglo-American traditions by including articles from both regions. The Tijdschrift is a channel for the dissemination of new perspectives ideas and approaches to the study of human geography. Regular features of the journal are its Outlook on Europe and Window on The Netherlands sections which discuss current spatial trends and policies from a Dutch geographical perspective. The Netherlands in Maps Each issue of Tijdschrift includes maps demonstrating the distribution of key phenomena in Dutch society. Drawing on statistical data from past and present these maps provide visual representation of the characteristics of and changes in the human geography of The Netherlands. The theme for 2000 is: Crime in The Netherlands. From time to time the maps are collected in an annotated atlas which provides a welcome thematic addition to standard atlases.

Current impact factor: 0.68

Impact Factor Rankings

Additional details

5-year impact 0.79
Cited half-life 7.20
Immediacy index 0.24
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.33
Website Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie website
ISSN 1467-9663
OCLC 163230468
Material type Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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    • If OnlineOpen is available, AHRC and ESRC authors, may self-archive after 24 months
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  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

  • Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 04/2015; 106(2). DOI:10.1111/tesg.12146
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    ABSTRACT: This paper investigates the theoretical concept that a city is always influenced by the relations it has to its hinterland and to other cities. Taylor and colleagues point out that city-city relations and city-hinterland relations can be understood as two sides of a coin. Using this conception the polycentric structure and dynamics of the German urban system can be described through: (i) metropolitan functions representing city-hinterland relations (cosmopolitanity) and (ii) a network of cities representing city-city relations (connectivity). Measuring separately the degrees of cosmopolitanity and connectivity, we look at whether the German urban system after reunification has grown together, becoming one balanced urban system, and what role Berlin – as the new capital in the overall system – now has. The results of the two perspectives are compared and analysed.
    Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 03/2015; DOI:10.1111/tesg.12142
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    ABSTRACT: In economic geography, geographical proximity has been identified as a key driver of M&A activity. In this context, little attention has yet been drawn to the effect of industrial relatedness, which refers to the similarity and complementarity of business activities. We examine 1,855 domestic M&A deals announced between 2002 and 2008 in the Netherlands, and we assess the extent to which geographical proximity and industrial relatedness affect M&A partnering. Our study shows that geographical proximity drives domestic M&A deals, even at very detailed spatial scales like the municipality level. We also found evidence that companies that share the same or complementary industries are more likely to engage in an M&A deal. Logistic regressions show that the effect of industrial relatedness is stronger than the effect of geographical proximity and that the effect of geographical proximity is stronger in unrelated than related target selection.
    Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 03/2015; DOI:10.1111/tesg.12141
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    ABSTRACT: In South Korea, rising resistance has slowed the advance of global retailer Tesco to the advantage of traditional shopping locations. In 2013, Tesco claimed that retrospectively-applied Korean Sunday trading regulations reduced its trading there by 8 per cent. We utilised secondary sources and also conducted an empirical survey of 1,092 consumers in 22 Korean cities to assess reactions to this regulatory change and found evidence of spatial switching back to traditional locations. Our Korean respondents supported the new Sunday trading restraint. Such an outcome would not be expected in those Western countries where further liberalisation is still promoted. Also, the poor trading figures announced by Tesco-Homeplus in 2013 imply that Homeplus never fully adjusted to the Korean market. Issues of society and culture continue to challenge commercial innovations: with spatial implications.
    Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 03/2015; DOI:10.1111/tesg.12145
  • Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 02/2015; 106(1). DOI:10.1111/tesg.12139
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    ABSTRACT: This paper examines why blogshops exist in Singapore and how these unconventional online retailing channels can be extended to bricks and mortar shops. The rise of blogshops is due to a combination of low barriers to entry and the informal institutions that bind the blogshop community for mutual support, and the development of a self-regulatory regime. Blogshops are spatially embedded and supported by the contextualised network of economic actors which facilitate the open exchange of practices and ideas through information diffusion across both virtual and physical space. The overlap between virtual and physical space is further illustrated by businesses extending their virtual space to bricks and mortar shops, which in turn supports their sustainability by widening their market penetration. Therefore, blogshops not only reverse the development path from conventional to online retailer, but also illustrate the importance of physical space for the accumulation and transfer of tacit knowledge.
    Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 02/2015; DOI:10.1111/tesg.12129
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    ABSTRACT: This paper studies international knowledge flows looking at: (i) patent citations that track codified knowledge and (ii) technological collaborations between inventors that gauge knowledge transmitted through face to face contacts. It uses a gravity model for 13 countries (Brazil, Russian Federation, India, China, South Africa, Mexico, the USA, the UK, Japan, Italy, Germany, France and Canada) using EPO data. In the case of tacit knowledge flows it shows that intellectual property rights (IPRs) reinforcement has no effect and that sharing a common legal origin and technological proximity are more important than geographical distance. In the case of codified knowledge flows IPRs reinforcement has a positive effect only when applicants’ citations are considered.
    Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 02/2015; 106(2). DOI:10.1111/tesg.12131
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    ABSTRACT: Because people can cover long distances either online or by travelling to keep in touch with associates relatively easily, some believe that the local has lost its significance. Others argue that community and neighbourhood contacts are still important, for example, as a source of social support. According to Mollenhorst and colleagues, neighbours became more important in Dutch personal networks between 2000 and 2007. I assess how this developed between 2007–2008 and 2013. Next-door neighbours have (again) become more important. Neighbours are predominantly mentioned as associates who are visited and, increasingly, as associates who are asked for practical help. In contrast to Mollenhorst and colleagues, I find that the extent to which the Dutch like and trust neighbours in their network increased while contact frequency (further) declined. For highly educated residents, people without paid work, homeowners, and people with initially small local networks, the size of neighbour networks increased.
    Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 02/2015; 106(1). DOI:10.1111/tesg.12138
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    ABSTRACT: This paper contributes to ongoing discussions about international urban entrepreneurialism, place marketing efforts, and city/state relations through an empirical analysis of a controversial state-sponsored prestige project, Galicia's ‘City of Culture’ museum. The protracted intra-regional debate surrounding the construction of the museum is informative in that it offers a scenario in which two rival cities are competing with each other within the same state. The story of their conflict adds a new and complicating dimension to the discussion by highlighting how city identity may intersect with national identity in relation to the politics of the state. The results show how the actual politics of city/state relations can be one of contestation between a range of political interests that extend beyond a simple, bipolar city/state relationship.
    Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 02/2015; DOI:10.1111/tesg.12127
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    ABSTRACT: The rise of global supply chain systems and geographical dispersion of related inland logistics centres has led to a new phase in the evolution of port systems, referred to as port regionalisation. While this process largely results from the decisions of shippers and logistics providers, the scope of public policy can also shape it. This includes the strategic capacity of stakeholders to couple not only locally available assets with the needs of global flows, but also to provide meaning through the constitution of symbols, frames and discourses. We propose the application of a relational perspective to port regionalisation, which allows us to analyse how various actors engage strategically in actor-networks and coalitions across scales to stimulate growth based on logistics. This is accomplished by presenting the rise of Venlo in the Netherlands as an inland logistics hub within the corridor of the port of Rotterdam.
    Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 02/2015; DOI:10.1111/tesg.12134
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    ABSTRACT: Many cities world-wide are becoming increasingly multi-cultural and multi-ethnic in their population composition. However, little attention has been paid in the massive literature on the resultant residential mosaics as to whether the outcomes of those changes are common across a national urban system or whether there are local variations – or to the factors likely to influence any such variations. Using small-area data for towns and cities in England and Wales from the 2001 and 2011 censuses this paper finds clear relationships between the relative size of an urban area's non-White ethnic minority population and the mix of different types of neighbourhood according to their ethnic composition – findings that have clear relevance for the development of the emerging countries' multi-cultural character.
    Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 02/2015; DOI:10.1111/tesg.12128
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    ABSTRACT: Recent scholarship within geography has emphasised the co-implication of multiple forms of spatiality within sociospatial theory. This scholarship contends that spatial relationships like scale, networks, and place, which tend to be treated as ontologically separate, ought to be considered as mutually constitutive. In this paper, I argue that this framework helps explain why local communities have pursued vastly different policy responses to immigration in the United States. Drawing evidence from local policies considered in two Chicago-area communities in the late 2000s, I show how these debates simultaneously reflected a politics of scale, a politics of networking, and a politics of place, each of which interacted to constrain or enable different political responses.
    Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 02/2015; DOI:10.1111/tesg.12130