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Prof. Gerald R. PATCHELL

Associate Professor, Division of Social Science
Associate Professor, Division of Environment and Sustainability

Tel:(852) 2358 7781


Office:Room 2354 (lift 13-15)


PhD, Simon Frazer University



  • Territorial and Inter-firm Cooperation
  • Sustainable Development
  • Environmental Economic Geography
  • The Organization of Variety
  • Business and Environment
  • Japan



  • Hayter, R., Kevin Rees, and Jerry Patchell, J. “High tech ‘Large Firms’ in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia: Congregation without Clustering?” In New Economic Spaces, New Economic Geographies, edited by Richard Le Heron and James Harrington. London: Ashgate, 2004. 15-28.
  • Patchell, Jerry and Tony Eastham. “Governance for University-Industry Collaboration in Hong Kong.” In Universities, Knowledge Infrastructure and the Learning Region, edited by Roel Rutten, Frans Boekema, and Elsa Kuijpers, London: Routledge, 2003. 42-68.
  • Patchell, Jerry. “Linking Production and Consumption: The co-evolution of interaction systems in the Japanese house industry.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 92 (2002): 284-301. 
  • Patchell, Jerry. "Creating the Japanese Electric Vehicle Industry: the challenges of uncertainty and cooperation." Environment & Planning A 31 (1999): 997-1016. (2013 5 year impact factor 2.485) 
  • Patchell, Jerry and Roger Hayter. "Japanese Precious Wood and the Paradoxes of Added Value." Geographical Review 87 (1997): 375-395. (2013 5 year impact factor 0.627)
  • Patchell, Jerry. "Kaleidoscope Economies: cooperation, competition and control in regional development.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 86 (1996): 481-506. (2013 5 year impact factor 2.466) 
  • Patchell, Jerry. 1993. "From Production Systems to Learning Systems: lessons from Japan.” Environment and Planning A 25 (1993): 797-815. (2013 5 year impact factor 2.485)