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  1. Neoliberal Capitalism and Precarious Work

    Neoliberal Capitalism and Precarious Work

    Edited by Rob Lambert, Andrew Herod
    Since the renaissance of market politics on a global scale, precarious work has become pervasive. Divided into two parts, the first section of this cross-disciplinary book analyses the different forms of precarious work that have arisen over the past thirty years. These transformations are captured in ethnographically orientated chapters on sweatshops; day labour; homework; unpaid contract work of Chinese construction workers; the introduction of insecure contracting in the Korean automotive industry; and the insecurity of Brazilian cane cutters. The editors and contributors then collectively explore trade union initiatives in the face of precarious work and stimulate debate on the issue. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 147.00   Web: $ 132.30
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  2. Innovation Networks and the New Asian Regionalism

    Innovation Networks and the New Asian Regionalism

    Hans-Peter Brunner
    The rise of Asia, as well as the future of regional cooperation and integration (RCI) the world over, will be profoundly influenced by the challenges of slowing productivity growth, increasing economic inequalities and systemic vulnerabilities. Such structural reform issues will require RCI policies that complement domestic policy reform. This unique book explains what drives the regional economic integration of nations and their contribution to national knowledge capital. It also lays out how such beneficial integration can generate broad-based, equitable wealth in Europe and Asia. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  3. Challenging Neoliberalism

    Challenging Neoliberalism

    Cal Clark, Evelyn A. Clark
    Neoliberalism, which advocates free markets without government interference, has become increasingly utilized and controversial over the last three and a half decades. This book presents case studies of Chile and Taiwan, two countries that seemingly prospered from adopting neoliberal strategies, and finds that their developmental histories challenge neoliberalism in fundamental ways. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 99.95   Web: $ 89.96
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  4. Entrepreneurship in Cities

    Entrepreneurship in Cities

    Edited by Colin Mason, Darja Reuschke, Stephen Syrett, Maarten van Ham
    Entrepreneurship in Cities focuses on the neglected role of the home and the residential neighbourhood context for entrepreneurship and businesses within cities. The overall objective of the book is to develop a new interdisciplinary perspective that links entrepreneurship research with neighbourhood and urban studies. A key contribution is to show that entrepreneurship in cities is more than agglomeration economies and high-tech clusters. This is the first book to connect entrepreneurship with neighbourhoods and homes, recognising that business activity in the city is not confined to central business districts, high streets and industrial estates but is also found in residential neighbourhoods. It highlights the importance of home-based businesses for the economy of cities. These often overlooked types of businesses and workers significantly contribute to the ‘buzz’ that makes cities favourable places to live and work. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  5. The Economics of Cultural Diversity

    The Economics of Cultural Diversity

    Edited by Peter Nijkamp, Jacques Poot, Jessie Bakens
    The populations of many countries in the world are becoming more culturally diverse. This spurs a growing need for an informed debate on the socio-economic implications of cultural diversity. This book offers a solid statistical and econometric perspective on this topical subject by bringing together studies from different countries in Europe and North America. The research sheds light on several consequences of cultural diversity including positive impacts on innovation, growth and entrepreneurship, as well as the negative social effects on communities. Throughout the volume, it is evident that the effects of cultural diversity on socio-economic outcomes depend largely on the characteristics of local economies, populations and communities. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 161.00   Web: $ 144.90
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  6. 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: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  7. Cities and the Urban Land Premium

    Cities and the Urban Land Premium

    Henri L.F. de Groot, Gerard Marlet, Coen Teulings, Wouter Vermeulen
    After a long period of suburbanisation, cities have been in vogue again since the 1980s. But why are people prepared to spend far more money on a small house in the city than on a large house in the countryside – and why doesn't this apply to all cities? This book shows that the appeal of the city in the 21st century is not only determined by the production side of the economy, but also by the consumption side: its array of shops, cultural activities and, for example, an historic city centre. All these factors not only translate into land prices that are worlds apart but, in terms of production, into different wages for urban and rural citizens. This book maps out these differences. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 99.95   Web: $ 89.96
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  8. 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: $ 147.00   Web: $ 132.30
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  9. Handbook of Manufacturing Industries in the World Economy

    Handbook of Manufacturing Industries in the World Economy

    Edited by John R. Bryson, Jennifer Clark, Vida Vanchan
    This interdisciplinary volume provides a critical and multi-disciplinary review of current manufacturing processes, practices, and policies, and broadens our understanding of production and innovation in the world economy. Chapters highlight how firms and industries modify existing processes to produce for established and emerging markets through dynamic and design-driven strategies. This approach allows readers to view transformations in production systems and processes across sectors, technologies and industries. Contributors include scholars ranging from engineering to policy to economic geography. The evidence demonstrates that manufacturing continues to matter in the world economy. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 240.00   Web: $ 216.00
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 65.00   Web: $ 52.00
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  10. Handbook of Service Business

    Handbook of Service Business

    Edited by John R. Bryson, Peter W. Daniels
    Service business accounts for more than 75 per cent of the wealth and employment created in most developed market economies. The management and economics of service business is based around selling expertise, knowledge and experiences. This Handbook contributes to on-going debates about the nature of service business and the characteristics of service-led economies by exploring disciplinary perspectives on services, services and core business processes and the management of service business. A series of case studies are also provided. The volume pushes back the frontiers of current critical thinking about the role of service business by bringing together eminent scholars from economics, management, sociology, public policy, planning and geography. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 225.00   Web: $ 202.50
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  11. Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Economic Geography

    Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Economic Geography

    Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Martin Andersson, Therese Norman
    This Handbook provides an overview and assessment of the state-of-the-art regarding research methods, approaches and applications central to economic geography. The chapters are written by distinguished researchers from a variety of scholarly traditions and with a background in different academic disciplines including economics, economic, human and cultural geography, and economic history. The resulting Handbook covers a broad spectrum of methodologies and approaches applicable in analyses pertaining to the geography of economic activities and economic outcomes. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 69.95   Web: $ 55.96
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  12. Innovation Spaces in Asia

    Innovation Spaces in Asia

    Edited by Maureen McKelvey, Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen
    Innovation Spaces in Asia provides insight into how and why Asia is poised to impact global innovation. Asia is undergoing rapid developments in markets, sources of technology and user preferences. A key characteristic of the book is the rich empirical understanding of the dynamic processes, involving the strategic decisions of firms and entrepreneurs with the broader socio-economic environment in terms of institutions, markets, knowledge and innovation systems. Innovation spaces are analyzed within Asian countries and firms, from Asia to the world, and from the world to Asian countries. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  13. 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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  14. Handbook of Sustainable Development

    Handbook of Sustainable Development

    Edited by Giles Atkinson, Simon Dietz, Eric Neumayer, Matthew Agarwala
    This timely and important Handbook takes stock of progress made in our understanding of what sustainable development actually is and how it can be measured and achieved. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 270.00   Web: $ 243.00
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  15. Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Spatially Integrated Social Science

    Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Spatially Integrated Social Science

    Edited by Robert Stimson
    The chapters in this book provide coverage of the theoretical underpinnings and methodologies that typify research using a Spatially Integrated Social Science (SISS) approach. This insightful Handbook is intended chiefly as a primer for students and budding researchers who wish to investigate social, economic and behavioural phenomena by giving explicit consideration to the roles of space and place. The majority of chapters provide an emphasis on demonstrating applications of methods, tools and techniques that are used in SISS research, including long-established and relatively new approaches. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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  16. Urban Competitiveness and Innovation

    Urban Competitiveness and Innovation

    Edited by Pengfei Ni, Zheng Qiongjie
    Against the backdrop of today’s climate of economic globalization and the rapid development of information, this timely book explores the complex concept of competitiveness between cities. The expert contributors illustrate that innovation is a prerequisite for increasing urban competitiveness, and highlight the various ways that urban innovation-based competitiveness can be approached. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 133.00   Web: $ 119.70
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  17. Handbook of Industry Studies and Economic Geography

    Handbook of Industry Studies and Economic Geography

    Edited by Frank Giarratani, Geoffrey J.D. Hewings, Philip McCann
    This unique Handbook examines the impacts on, and responses to, economic geography explicitly from the perspective of the behaviour, mechanics, systems and experiences of different firms in various types of industries. The industry studies approach allows the authors to explain why the economic geography of these different industries exhibits such particular and diverse characteristics. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 294.00   Web: $ 264.60
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  18. 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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  19. Smart Transport Networks

    Smart Transport Networks

    Edited by Thomas Vanoutrive, Ann Verhetsel
    Transport is debated by many, and liberalization processes, transport policy, transport and climate change and increased competition between transport modes are the subject of heated discussion. Smart Transport Networks illustrates that whether concerning road, water, rail or air, knowledge on the structure of transport markets is crucial in order to tackle transport issues. The book therefore explores key factors concerning the structure of transport markets, their environmental impact, and questions why decision makers often fail to tackle transport-related problems. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  20. New Developments in Spatial Economics and Economic Geography

    New Developments in Spatial Economics and Economic Geography

    Edited by Philip McCann
    This volume comprises a selection of key papers which map out the latest developments in various aspects of spatial economics and economic geography. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 298.00   Web: $ 268.20
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