1. New Horizons in Regional Science series

    Series editor: Philip McCann, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

    Regional science analyses important issues surrounding the growth and development of urban and regional systems and is emerging as a major social science discipline. This new series will provide an invaluable forum for the publication of high quality scholarly work on urban and regional studies, industrial location economics, transport systems, economic geography and networks. New Horizons in Regional Science aims to publish the best work by economists, geographers, urban and regional planners and other researchers from throughout the world. It is intended to serve a wide readership including academics, students and policymakers.

Books in this series

TOTAL: 49
  1. Transportation, Knowledge and Space in Urban and Regional Economics

    Transportation, Knowledge and Space in Urban and Regional Economics

    Edited by Kakuya Matsushima, William P. Anderson
    This collection of sixteen original research chapters by international scholars addresses the complementary roles of transportation and knowledge and their spatial manifestations in modern urban and regional economies. The authors provide research from North America, Europe and Asia. While the studies employ sophisticated methods and theory, there is a strong element of practical applications and policy implications in each chapter as well. This book will be of interest to communities of research and practice in urban and regional economics and planning, regional science and economic geography, transportation research, planning and management and the knowledge economy. Learn More
    April 2018   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  2. Globalization, International Spillovers and Sectoral Changes

    Globalization, International Spillovers and Sectoral Changes

    Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Andreas P. Cornett, Tina Wallin
    As a consequence of globalization, news, ideas and knowledge are moving quickly across national borders and generating international spillovers. So too, however, are economic and financial crises. Combining a variety of methods, concepts and interdisciplinary approaches, this book provides an in-depth examination of these structural changes and their impact. Assessing the implications of globalization for businesses and sectors, chapters focus on the interdependencies between different economic and political layers, and explore topics such as human capital, creativity, innovation, networks and collaboration. Learn More
    February 2018   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  3. Innovation in Developing and Transition Countries

    Innovation in Developing and Transition Countries

    Edited by Alexandra Tsvetkova, Jana Schmutzler, Marcela Suarez, Alessandra Faggian
    This edited work offers a multidisciplinary perspective on innovation challenges and innovative practices in the context of developing and transition countries. The contributions mostly embrace a national innovation system approach in an attempt to understand innovation processes and their implications at both macro and micro levels. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  4. Geographies of Growth

    Geographies of Growth

    Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Martin Andersson, Lina Bjerke
    Today we can observe an increasing spatial divide as some large urban regions and many more medium-sized and small regions face growing problems such as decreasing labour demand, increasing unemployment and an ageing population. In view of these trends, this book offers a better understanding of the general characteristics and specific drivers of the geographies of growth. It shows how these may vary in different spatial contexts, how hurdles and barriers to growth in different types of regions can be dealt with, how and to what extent resources in different areas can develop, and how the potential of these resources to stimulate growth can be realized. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 185.00   Web: $ 166.50
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  5. Graduate Migration and Regional Development

    Graduate Migration and Regional Development

    Edited by Jonathan Corcoran, Alessandra Faggian
    This book aims to integrate and augment current state-of-the-art knowledge on graduate migration and its role in local economic development. Comprising the key scholars working in the field, it draws together an international series of case studies on graduate migration, a recognised critical component of the global pool of labour. Each chapter describes empirically founded approaches to examining the role and characteristics of graduate migration in differing situational contexts, highlighting issues concerning government policy, data and methods. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  6. Knowledge Borders

    Knowledge Borders

    Kathrine E. Richardson
    Key sections of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) deal with temporary labor mobility. Ideally, NAFTA status provisions should make the temporary movement of professionals easier across the border of all NAFTA countries. However, in the case of some key sectors, it is arguably not the case. Within the context of recent literature on cross-border trade, city regions, regionalism, international labor mobility, and post-September 11 security measures, this book probes the dynamics of transitory immigration of ‘knowledge-workers’ between the North American west coast city regions of Vancouver, Seattle, and the greater San Francisco Bay and Silicon Valley area. This book includes in-depth interviews with Canadian and US immigration officials, immigration attorneys and executives and professional staff of new technology firms and Fortune 500 companies. It ultimately explores whether or not the Canada–US border is an impediment to the development of a cross-border high-tech clusters. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  7. Sustainable Innovation and Regional Development

    Sustainable Innovation and Regional Development

    Edited by Leïla Kebir, Olivier Crevoisier, Pedro Costa, Véronique Peyrache-Gadeau
    This book questions the way contemporary innovation processes develop and become embedded in territories. It analyses recent developments in territorial systems of production, networks of innovation and innovative milieus, with regard to the issue of sustainable development. Drawing on 12 case studies aimed at fostering sustainable development and conducted by an experienced team of international scholars, a new conceptual approach to sustainable innovation is proposed. More broadly, it also reassesses the development models proposed in the 1980s that emerged in the context of globalization, competitiveness and technological innovation. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  8. Settlements at the Edge

    Settlements at the Edge

    Edited by Andrew Taylor, Dean B. Carson, Prescott C. Ensign, Lee Huskey, Rasmus O. Rasmussen, Gertrude Saxinger
    Settlements at the Edge examines the evolution, characteristics, functions and shifting economic basis of settlements in sparsely populated areas of developed nations. With a focus on demographic change, the book features theoretical and applied cases which explore the interface between demography, economy, well-being and the environment. This book offers a comprehensive and insightful knowledge base for understanding the role of population in shaping the development and histories of northern sparsely populated areas of developed nations including Alaska (USA), Australia, Canada, Greenland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Finland and other nations with territories within the Arctic Circle. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  9. The Rise of the City

    The Rise of the City

    Edited by Karima Kourtit, Peter Nijkamp, Roger R. Stough
    This book examines urban growth and the dynamics that are transforming the city and city regions in the 21st century focusing specifically on the spatial aspects of this process in the “Urban Century”. Forces that are driving city growth include agglomeration spillovers, concentration of innovation and entrepreneurship, diversity of information and knowledge resources, and better amenities and higher wages. These benefits produce a positive reinforcing system that attracts more people with new ideas and information, fuelling innovation, new products and services and more high-wage jobs, thereby attracting more people. Such growth also produces undesirable effects such as air and water pollution, poverty, congestion and crowding. These combined factors both impact and change the geography and spatial dynamics of the city. These transformations and the public policies that may be critical to the quality of life, both today and in the future, are the substance of this book. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 150.00   Web: $ 135.00
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  10. Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy

    Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy

    Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Urban Gråsjö, Sofia Wixe
    Innovation and entrepreneurship are the prime drivers in the global economy. This scholarly book identifies some of the key forces behind innovation and entrepreneurship at the same time as it closes the gap between science and technology R&D, innovation, entrepreneurship, productivity growth, and internationalization. The expert contributions explore the underlying forces and add substantial theoretical and empirical knowledge to the current state-of-the-art in several research fields including the economics of innovation and entrepreneurship, regional economics, economic geography and international economics. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  11. The Regional and Urban Policy of the European Union

    The Regional and Urban Policy of the European Union

    Philip McCann
    The regional and urban development policy of the European Union, or more precisely, EU Cohesion Policy, is undergoing change. This development is driven by the enormous transformations in European regions and by shifts in thinking and analysis. The issues raised by the changes to regional and urban development policy in Europe span many academic disciplines and build on different research methodologies. A broad approach is required in order to address these issues and this book explicitly incorporates insights from a range of different disciplines. After examining the major regional and urban features of the European economy and discussing the analytical underpinnings of the current re-design to EU Cohesion Policy, the book also aims to provide a road map of the various EU regional and urban data-sources which are available to researchers and policy-makers. This book is aimed at all economists, geographers, regional scientists, spatial planners, transportation scientists, sociologists, urban studies researchers, environmental scholars, political scientists and policy-analysts who are interested in regional and urban issues. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 45.00   Web: $ 36.00
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  12. Knowledge, Innovation and Space

    Knowledge, Innovation and Space

    Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Börje Johansson, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Roger R. Stough
    The contributions in this volume extend our understanding about the different ways distance impacts the knowledge conversion process. Knowledge itself is a raw input into the innovation process which can then transform it into an economically useful output such as prototypes, patents, licences and new companies. New knowledge is often tacit and thus tends to be highly localized, as indeed is the conversion process. Consequently, as the book demonstrates, space or distance matter significantly in the transformation of raw knowledge into beneficial knowledge. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  13. Regional Development and Proximity Relations

    Regional Development and Proximity Relations

    Edited by André Torre, Frédéric Wallet
    The notion of proximity is increasing in popularity in economic and geographic literature, and is now commonly used by scholars in regional science and spatial economics. Few academic works, however, have explored the link between regional development and proximity relations. This comprehensive book redresses the balance with its assessment of the role of, and obstacles caused by, proximity relations in regional development processes. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 150.00   Web: $ 135.00
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  14. Agglomeration, Clusters and Entrepreneurship

    Agglomeration, Clusters and Entrepreneurship

    Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Börje Johansson, Roger R. Stough
    Regional economic development has experienced considerable dynamism over recent years. Perhaps the most notable cases were the rise of China and India to emergent country status by the turn of the millennium. With time now for hindsight, this book identifies some of the key forces behind these development successes, namely agglomeration, clusters and entrepreneurship. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  15. Regional Competitiveness and Smart Specialization in Europe

    Regional Competitiveness and Smart Specialization in Europe

    Mark Thissen, Frank van Oort, Dario Diodato, Arjan Ruijs
    Regions economically differ from each other – they compete in different products and geographical spaces, exhibit different strengths and weaknesses, and provide different possibilities for growth and development. What fosters growth in one region may hamper it in another. This highly original book presents an accessible methodology for identifying competitors and their particular circumstances in Europe, discusses regional competitiveness from a conceptual perspective and explores both past and future regional development policies in Europe. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 124.00   Web: $ 111.60
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  16. Social Capital and Rural Development in the Knowledge Society

    Social Capital and Rural Development in the Knowledge Society

    Edited by Hans Westlund, Kiyoshi Kobayashi
    Social capital is often considered a key factor for local development. This book analyzes the role of social capital for rural areas’ survival and development in the current age of metropolitan growth – an era in which urban is the norm and where rural areas must adapt to this new situation and build innovative urban-rural relations. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  17. The Geography of the Internet

    The Geography of the Internet

    Emmanouil Tranos
    This timely book presents a wide range of quantitative methods, including complex network analysis and econometric modelling, to illustrate how the Internet both follows, and at the same time challenges, more traditional geographies. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  18. Entrepreneurship, Social Capital and Governance

    Entrepreneurship, Social Capital and Governance

    Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Börje Johansson, Roger R. Stough
    This book highlights the role of entrepreneurship, social capital and governance for regional economic development. In recent decades, many researchers have claimed that entrepreneurship is the most critical factor in sustaining regional economic growth. However, most entrepreneurship research is undertaken without considering the fundamental importance of the regional context. Other research has emphasized the role of social capital but there are substantial problems in empirically relating measures of social capital to regional economic development. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 191.00   Web: $ 171.90
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  19. Migration Impact Assessment

    Migration Impact Assessment

    Edited by Peter Nijkamp, Jacques Poot, Mediha Sahin
    During the last few decades the world has experienced an unprecedented level of cross-border migration. While this has generated significant socio-economic gains for host countries, as well as sometimes for the countries of origin, the costs and benefits involved are unevenly distributed. Consequently, growing global population mobility is a hotly debated topic, both in the political arena and by the general public. Amidst a plethora of facts, opinions and emotions, the assessment of migration impacts must be grounded in a solid scientific evidence base. This analytical book outlines and applies a range of the scientific methods that are currently available in migration impact assessment (MIA). The book provides various North American and European case studies that quantify socio-economic consequences of migration for host societies and for immigrants themselves. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 201.00   Web: $ 180.90
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  20. The Regional Economics of Knowledge and Talent

    The Regional Economics of Knowledge and Talent

    Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Börje Johansson, Roger R. Stough
    The distinguished contributors advance the current research frontier in three novel directions which focus on: the role of human capital and talent for creativity, entrepreneurship and regional development; the role of institutions for the behaviour of firms and entrepreneurs; and the influence of the global context on the location, export and innovation behaviour of firms in a knowledge economy. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 181.00   Web: $ 162.90
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