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Structural Change In Transportation And Communications In The Knowledge Society

Transport Economics, Management and Policy series
Edited by Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Professor, Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University, Japan, T.R. Lakshmanan, Professor of Geography and Director and William P. Anderson, Professor of Geography and Environment, Center for Transportation Studies, Boston University, US
The transformation of the world economy from a system of nations trading materials-intensive goods to a system of seamless global networks for information-intensive goods and services has created the need for a comprehensive restructuring of transportation and communications activities. The contributors – transportation and communications analysts from Japan and the United States – address this restructuring from a variety of perspectives ranging from theoretical treatments of the role of information in the economy to applications of communications technologies for the collection of travel data.
Extent: 424 pp
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Publication Date: 2006
ISBN: 978 1 84376 610 0
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The transformation of the world economy from a system of nations trading materials-intensive goods to a system of seamless global networks for information-intensive goods and services has created the need for a comprehensive restructuring of transportation and communications activities. The contributors – transportation and communications analysts from Japan and the United States – address this restructuring from a variety of perspectives ranging from theoretical treatments of the role of information in the economy to applications of communications technologies for the collection of travel data.

The authors transcend traditional methods of transportation and communication analysis in order to address emerging issues that are not well represented by the prevailing cost–benefit framework. Many draw from advances in social sciences, such as game theory, that recognize the interdependence of human decision making. New ways of assessing the economic benefit of infrastructure and the evolving role of institutions in the information economy are demonstrated, along with novel approaches to analyzing human mobility and interaction in a knowledge-rich environment. By moving beyond traditional forms of analysis that were better suited to an earlier time, the chapters in this book provide a wealth of insights for policy formulation in the globalized knowledge economy.

This comprehensive volume will be of great value to regional scientists and economic geographers, as well as civil engineers, economists, and analysts interested in transportation and communications.
Contributors: W.P. Anderson, Y. Asakura, L. Chatterjee, R. Dezzani, K. Fukuyama, E. Hato, Y. Hayashiyama, K. Haynes, T. Kawai, H. Kita, K. Kobayashi, R.G. Kulkarni, K. Kuroda, T.R. Lakshmanan, S. Lall, K. Matsushima, F. Mizutani, S.-i. Mun, M. Nagano, M. Okumura, G. Ray, R.R. Stough, M. Takebayashi, K. Tanimoto, C.-m. Tsai, M. Tsukai, T. Ueda, S. Yilmaz, M. Yonekawa, W.-B. Zhang
Contents:

1. Introduction
Kiyoshi Kobayashi, T.R. Lakshmanan and William P. Anderson

PART I: THE GLOBALIZATION CONTEXT
2. Trade and Transport Chains in Restructuring Economies
T.R. Lakshmanan and William P. Anderson

3. The Welfare Benefits of Proximity: The Economic Gains from Trade Bloc Membership
Raymond Dezzani

PART II: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY
4. Economic Growth with Learning through Producing, Education and Communication
Wei-Bin Zhang

5. Endogenous Growth Theory and Regional Development: A ‘New’ Modeling Approach
Gautam Ray

PART III: COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSPORTATION
6. Network Usage Patterns and the Substitution and Complementarity Effects between Telecommunications and Transportation: A Demand-side Approach
Kingsley Haynes, Somik Lall, Roger R. Stough and Serdar Yilmaz

7. A Transportation Telecommunication Media Split Model Considering Complexity of Interaction
Makoto Okumura and Makoto Tsukai

PART IV: INFRASTRUCTURE AND INSTITUTIONS
8. Evaluation of the Market Potential of Asian Airports under Liberalization in the Intra-Asian Market
Mikio Takebayashi and Katsuhiro Kuroda

9. Post-Evaluation of Japanese High-Speed Transport Systems
Takayuki Ueda, Takeharu Kawai and Yasuhisa Hayashiyama

10. The Role of Private Provision in Transport Markets: Effects of Private Ownership and Business Diversification
Fumitoshi Mizutani

11. Transport Logistics in the Global Economy: Spatial Implications
Lata Chatterjee and Chiung-min Tsai

12. Assessing the Economic Benefits of Boston’s Central Artery/Tunnel Project
William P. Anderson and T.R. Lakshmanan

PART V: THE INTERACTIVE ECONOMY
13. The Effects of Flex-time on Traffic Patterns with Bottleneck Congestion
Se-il Mun and Makoto Yonekawa

14. Endogenous Market Formation with Matching Externality: An Implication for Taxi Spot Markets
Kakuya Matsushima and Kiyoshi Kobayashi

15. An Inverse Analysis of Interactive Travel Behavior
Hideyuki Kita, Keishi Tanimoto and Kei Fukuyama

16. Towards a Fractal Model of Connectivity in Regional Road Networks
Rajendra G. Kulkarni and Roger R. Stough

PART VI: INDIVIDUAL TRAVEL BEHAVIOR DATA
17. A 30-year Review of Transportation Behavior Surveys in Japan
Mitsuzo Nagano

18. Analysis of Travel Behavior Using the Positioning Function of Mobile Communication Devices
Yasuo Asakura and Eiji Hato

Index