About me

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Professor of Geography
Current CV: current CV

Interests: Economic and Urban Geography, Impacts of Technology

Current Research: I write and teach on economic geography and also teach urban geography. My research is mainly on technology: where it comes from and how it impacts people and places differently. These impacts are the realm of regional economic development, in which two important processes are entrepreneurship and telecommunications (including Internet) technologies.

Courses Taught:
Geography 2500 – Global Cities
Geography 3701 – The Making of the Modern World
Geography 5501 – Urban Geography
Geography 8501-8503 – Seminars in Urban Geography

Select Publications:

Malecki, Edward J. (2017) Real people, virtual places, and the spaces in between. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, volume 58, 3-12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seps.2016.10.008.

Faggian, Alessandra, Partridge, Mark and Malecki, Ed (forthcoming) Creating an environment for economic growth: creativity, entrepreneurship or human capital? International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.

“Economic Competitiveness and Regional Development Dynamics,” in R. Huggins and P. Thompson (eds.) Handbook of Regions and Competitiveness: Contemporary Theories and Perspectives on Economic Development. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2017, pp. 136-152.

“Economic Geography,” in J.D. Wright, ed. International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, vol. 7, pp. 33-37. Oxford: Elsevier, 2015.

“Hub Cities in the Evolving Internet,” in S. Conventz, B. Derudder, A. Thierstein, and F. Witlox (eds.) Hub Cities in the Knowledge Economy: Seaports, Airports, Brainports. Farnham: Ashgate, 2014, pp, 123-144.

“The Information Age and Technological Change ,” in M. Tewdwr-Jones, N. Phelps and R. Freestone (eds.) The Planning Imagination: Peter Hall and the Study of Urban and Regional Planning. London: Routledge, 2014, pp. 179-187.

“The Geography of Innovation,” in M.M. Fischer and P. Nijkamp, eds. Handbook of Regional Science. Berlin: Springer, 2013, pp. 375-389.

Koh, Minkyung and Malecki, Edward J. “The emergence of ethnic entrepreneurs in Seoul, South Korea: globalisation from below,” The Geographical Journal, Volume 182, Issue 1 (March 2016), pp. 59–69, doi: 10.1111/geoj.12111.

Thakur, Sudhir K. and Malecki, Edward J. “Regional determinants of research and development institutions in India,” GeoJournal, vol. 80, no. 4, 2015, pp. 533-554, DOI 10.1007/s10708-014-9562-x.

Niedzielski, M. and Malecki, E.J. 2012. Making tracks: rail networks in world cities. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 102 (6) (November 2012): 1409-1431.

Malecki, E.J. 2012. Regional social capital: why it matters. Regional Studies 46 (8): 1023-1039.

Malecki, E.J., 2010. Global knowledge and creativity: New challenges for firms, workers and regions. Regional Studies 44 (October): 1033-1052.

Malecki, E.J. and Wei, H., 2009. A wired world: The evolving geography of submarine cables and the shift to Asia. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 99 (April): 360-382.

Malecki, E.J. and Moriset, B., 2008. The Digital Economy: Business Organization, Production Processes and Regional Developments. London: Routledge.

Areas of Expertise
  • Economic Geography
  • Urban Geography
  • Impacts of Technology
  • Ph.D., 1975 Geography, Ohio State University
  • M.A., 1973 Geography, Ohio State University
  • B.A., 1971 International Studies, Ohio State University



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