Beyers, William (USA)

Professor, University of Washington, USA, Department of Geography


Recent papers


Bill taking the floor
  • "Cyberspace or Human Space: Wither Cities in the Age of Telecommunications?" in Cities in the Telecommunications Age: The Fracturing of Geographies (J.O. Wheeler, Yuko Aoyama, and Barney Warf, Eds). Routledge: New York. February 2000. pp. 161-180.
  • "Contemporary Development Forces in the Nonmetropolitan West: New Insights from Rapidly Growing Communities," (with Peter B. Nelson) Journal of Rural Studies. Vol. 16: 459-474.
  • "Commentary: Assessing Demand for Industrial Land," in Monitoring Land Supply with Geographic Information Systems. Edited by Anne Vernez Moudon and Michael Hubner. New York: Wiley. pp. 145-146.


  • "Changes in the structure of the Washington State Economy, 1963-1987: An investigation of the patterns of inputs and the mix of outputs," in Input-Output Analysis: Frontiers and Extensions, edited by Erik Dietzenbacher & Michael Lahr. Macmillan Press Ltd. pp. 100-120.
  • "Geography of the Service Economy," in the International Encyclopaedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 20, pp. 13930-35.
  • "Reconceptualizing 'Industrial Geography:' On My Service Industries Trajectory" The Service Industries Journal, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 192-194.
  • Business Services in European Industry: Growth, Employment and Competitiveness by Luis Rubalcaba-Bermejo (Review), Brussels: European Commission. The Service Industries Journal. Vol. 21, No 1, pp. 246-251.


  • "Services and the New Economy, Elements of a Research Agenda," The Journal of Economic Geography. Vol. 2, pp. 1-29.
  • "Culture, Services, and Regional Development," The Service Industries Journal, Vol. 22, No. 1 (January), pp.4-34.
  • Gateways to the Global Economy. Edited by Åke Anderson and David E. Anderson. Cheltenham UK, Edward Elgar, 2000. IX & 399 pp. Review in Papers in Regional Science, Volume 81, No. 2 (April 2002), pp. 298-299.
  • Wings of Power: Boeing and the Politics of Growth in the Northwest. By T.M. Sell. Seattle, University of Washington Press, 2001. Review in Pacific Historical Review, August 2002, pp. 509-510.


  • Contributions to Economic Analysis, Volume 249, Regional Science Perspectives in Economic Analysis. A Festschrift in Memory of Benjamin H. Stevens. Edited by Michael L. Lahr and Ronald E. Miller. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2001. Xlv & 441 pp. Review, in Economic Systems Research, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 98-100.
  • "On the Geography of the New Economy: Perspectives from the United States," Service Industries Journal, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 4-26.
  • "Manufacturing and Services," 9th edition, Atlas of the Pacific Northwest. J. Kimmerling & P. Jackson Editors. Corvallis, Oregon State University Press, p. 127-138
  • "Implications of IT advances and E-commerce on Transportation in Producer Services," Growth and Change, Vol. 34, pp. 433-455.
  • Range of Glaciers: The Exploration and Survey of the Northern Cascade Range by Fred Beckey. Oregon Historical Society Press, Portland OR, 2003. Review in Oregon Historical Quarterly, Vol. 104, pp. 600-601 (With Stephen J. Hyde).


  • "Service industries and development trajectories in the Seattle metropolitan region," in Service Industries and Asia-Pacific Cities, Edited by Peter W. Daniels, K.C. Ho, and Thomas A. Hutton London, Routledge, pp. 265-282.
  • "Services and the Changing Economic Base of Regions in the United States," The Service Industries Journal , Vol 25, No 4, pp. 1-16 (June 2005)
  • 2005 Study on Land Use and Local Government Finance. (With Local Government Finance and Research Division of the Washington State Department of Revenue under the direction of the Washington State Office of Financial Management and Anne Bonds & Derik Andreoli). Washington State Office of Financial Management, Olympia WA. ix & 154 pp.


  • “Input-output models,” Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Edited by Barney Warf. Sage Publications, Thouasand Oaks CA. pp. 259-260.
  • “Producer services,” Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Edited by Barney Warf. Sage Publications, Thouasand Oaks CA. pp. 382-383.
  • “Approaching research methods in economic geography,” Edited by Sharhistha Bagchi-Sen and Helen Lawton Smith. Economic Geography: Past, Present and Future. Routledge, London, pp. 186-196.


  • “Services and regional development in the United States," in The Handbook of Service Industries, edited by Peter Daniels and John Bryson. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham UK, pp. 126-148.
  • “Cultural and Recreational Industries in Rural America: Opportunities for State Legislators,” The Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, Vol 37, No 1, pp. 47-49
  • Economic Impact Assessment of Global on Washington State’s Economy (with Jennifer Devine, Sally Weatherford, and Amy Hagopian). Office of Global Affairs, University of Washington. August 2007. 38 pp.


  • “Cultural and Recreational Industries in the United States,” The Service Industries Journal, Vol 28, No 3, pp. 375-391.
  • The 2002 Washington Input-Output Study (with Ta-Win Line). Olympia WA, Office of Financial Management May 2008. web address:

Forthcoming referencies

Bill receiving his award in Göteborg
  • “Outsourcing Tendencies in the Producer Services in the United States,” Outsourcing and Offshoring in Services: Facing the Global Challenge (Edited by José A. Camancho and Luis Rubalcaba) To be published by either Edward Elgar or Routledge.
  • Economic Geography, A Contemporary Introduction by N.M. Coe, P.F. Kelly and H.Y.C. Yeung, (Malden MA, Blackwell) Review forthcoming in Economic Geography
  • “Identifying Clusters in the Central Puget Sound Region Economy,” (with Paul Sommers) in (Blandine Laperche Ed). Innovation Networks and Clusters: The Knowledge Backbone. Location and Publisher TBA.
  • “Producer Services,” in Barney Warf’s Human Geography Encyclopedia, Publisher – Sage.

Under review and in process

  • “Occupational Structure in Industries in the United States: Defining Clusters and the Regional Distribution of Selected Clusters.” Presented at the RESER Conference in Tampere, Finland, Sept. 2007. Under review at Growth and Change.
  • “Determinants of Change in Service Employment in the United States, 1998-2005. Findings Based On A New Classification of Industries,” for RESER Conference in Stuttgart Germany, Sept. 2008 Invited for Submission to The Service Industries Journal.
  • “Regional Growth in the United States: Correlates with Measures of Human, Social, and Creative Capital,” for Tinbergen Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 30-July 1, 2008 Under review for Urban Studies
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