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Globalization, International Spillovers and Sectoral Changes

Implications for Regions and Industries Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Professor Emeritus of the Economics of Technological Change, Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University and Professor Emeritus of Industrial Economics, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden, Andreas P. Cornett, Professor, Department of Business & Economics, University of Southern Denmark and Tina Wallin, Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University, Sweden
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.
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Publication Date: February 2018
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Economic Geography
  • Regional Economics
  • Geography
  • Economic Geography
  • Urban and Regional Studies
  • Regional Economics
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.

Case studies from a range of countries including Japan, Turkey, Sweden, Germany and the USA offer insight into different national contexts and are used to explore a variety of theoretical and empirical issues relating to the geography of growth. Assessing the implications of globalization for businesses and sectors, the chapters focus on the interdependencies between different economic and political layers, and explore topics such as human capital, creativity, innovation, networks and collaboration.

Researchers and policy makers who are interested in regional growth at different spatial scales will find that this work addresses a number of existing knowledge gaps. Students of economics, economic geography, regional science and international industrial management will also find it to be a valuable interdisciplinary resource to help deepen their knowledge of the myriad processes induced by globalization.
Contributors include: G.M. Artz, T. Arvemo, G. Cook, A.P. Cornett, U. Gråsjö, Z. Guo, M. Hirano, O. Hovardao?lu, N. Javakhishvili-Larsen, C. Karlsson, M. Klatt, M. Kurashige, H. Lööf, A. Naveed, M. Olsson, O. Olsson, P.F. Orazem, O. Pesämaa, K. Sakakibara, Y. Shevtsova, T.-A. Stone, M. Svensson, T. Wallin
Contents:

1. Introduction: setting the stage; identifying the major drivers of globalization
Charlie Karlsson, Andreas P. Cornett and Tina Wallin

Part I: General aspects of globalization
2. Does Culture Matter? The Role of Board Efficacy, Growth and Competitiveness in Western and Asian Corporate Governance
Ossi Pesämaa and Martin Svensson

3. The impact of technology spillovers and international knowledge flows on the productivity and innovativeness of UK multinationals
Gary Cook, Yevgeniya Shevtsova and Hans Lööf

4. How does distance determine multinational location choice? A literature review
Trudy-Ann Stone

Part II: Sector-specific transformations
5. Yanagiya: One of the Best Practice Manufacturing SMEs in Japan
Makoto Hirano, Mitsuhiro Kurashige and Kiyonori Sakakibara

6. ICT as a driver of innovation – a life cycle approach
Ola Olsson

Part III: Implications for regions in general
7. Knowledge-based Strategies and Sources of Growth in Small and Medium-sized Cities: A lesson from the literature
Amjad Naveed

8. Location, Location, Location: Place-Specific Human Capital, Rural Firm Entry and Firm Survival
Georgeanne M. Artz, Zizhen Guo, and Peter F. Orazem

9. Succeeding Generations, Changing Trajectories – Influences of Generational Transition on Local Development Experiences
Ozan Hovardao?lu

10. The Swedish commuting pattern - A gravity model of commuting, with housing-expenditure and income constraints
Michael Olsson

Part IV: Implications for cross-border regions
11. Employment and economic activity in different Swedish border regions
Tobias Arvemo and Urban Gråsjö

12. Identifying potential human capital creation within the Cross-Border Institutional Thickness model in the Rhine-Waal Region
Nino Javakhishvili-Larsen, Andreas P. Cornett, and Martin Klatt

Index