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  1. Competition, Diversity and Economic Performance

    Competition, Diversity and Economic Performance

    Clement A. Tisdell
    This thought-provoking book explores the influences of market competition and diverse behaviours of economic agents on economic performance, particularly dynamic economic performance. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  2. The Chinese Steel Industry’s Transformation

    The Chinese Steel Industry’s Transformation

    Edited by Ligang Song, Haimin Liu
    This unique and informative book provides a central reference work on the Chinese steel industry and discusses China’s increasing demand on metals from both macroeconomic and regional perspectives. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 112.00   Web: $ 100.80
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  3. Innovation, Global Change and Territorial Resilience

    Innovation, Global Change and Territorial Resilience

    Edited by Philip Cooke, Mario Davide Parrilli, José Luis Curbelo
    Localized creativity, small high-tech entrepreneurship, related innovation platforms, social capital embedded in dynamically open territorial communities and context-specific though continuously upgrading policy platforms are all means to face new challenges and to promote increased absorptive capacity within local and national territories. The contributors illustrate that these capabilities are much needed in the current globalized economy as a path towards sustainability and for creating new opportunities for their inhabitants. They analyse the challenges and development prospects of local/regional production systems internally, across territories, and in terms of their potential and territorial connectivity which can help exploit opportunities for proactive policy actions. This is increasingly relevant in the current climate, in which the balanced allocation of resources and opportunities, particularly for SMEs, cannot be expected to be the automatic result of the working of the market. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 217.00   Web: $ 195.30
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  4. Market Platforms, Industrial Clusters and Small Business Dynamics

    Market Platforms, Industrial Clusters and Small Business Dynamics

    Ding Ke
    Specialized markets are a unique product of China’s economic transition. They are marketplaces located in industrial clusters, specializing in the wholesale of local commodities and related goods. Ding Ke reveals that, despite their seemingly primitive form, specialized markets appeared in many of the modern industrial sectors and were paradoxically upgraded and expanded as these clusters developed. He argues that specialized markets have also formed solid linkages with marketplaces in various cities in China and in other developing economies. A powerful, emerging market-oriented distribution system has thus appeared. Based on thorough fieldwork covering ten years, and using the novel theory of the platform, this book clarifies the unique development logic of specialized markets. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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  5. Industrial Productivity in Europe

    Industrial Productivity in Europe

    Edited by Matilde Mas, Robert Stehrer
    This book analyzes growth at the total economy and industry level from an international perspective, providing unique cross-country comparisons. The authors focus on the EU-25 countries but also include the US, Japan and Korea. The chapters explore growth patterns from a long-run perspective, although greater attention is paid to the period of expansion from 1995–2007 and the post 2008 period of crisis. Each contribution builds on a common methodology based on a detailed database providing a high degree of disaggregation with respect to the industries and factors accounting for growth. The role played by ICT is expertly emphasized, in particular the different paths followed in the US and the EU. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 205.00   Web: $ 184.50
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  6. Industrial Clusters, Upgrading and Innovation in East Asia

    Industrial Clusters, Upgrading and Innovation in East Asia

    Edited by Akifumi Kuchiki, Masatsugu Tsuji
    This lucid and informative book analyzes the problem of clusters in transition through studies of agglomerations at different stages of development in various East Asian countries. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  7. Media Clusters

    Media Clusters

    Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Robert G. Picard
    This impressive new book uniquely focuses on the phenomenon of media clusters and is designed to inform policy makers, scholars, and media practitioners about the underlying challenges of media firm agglomerations, their potential, and their effects. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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  8. The Competitive Dynamics of Entrepreneurial Market Entry

    The Competitive Dynamics of Entrepreneurial Market Entry

    Edited by Gideon D. Markman, Phillip H. Phan
    Research on general market entry usually focuses on large enterprises. Often, however, small entrants can alter the competitive dynamics of an industry. This volume brings together the most prominent thought leaders and the best research on the asymmetric entrant-incumbent dynamics. The ideas presented offer a more nuanced perspective on how, when, where and with what consequences small, single-product firms enter markets that are dominated by large, multiproduct and multimarket incumbents. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 220.00   Web: $ 198.00
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  9. Industrial Policy after the Crisis

    Industrial Policy after the Crisis

    Patrizio Bianchi, Sandrine Labory
    Industrial Policy after the Crisis provides a fresh and insightful study on the lessons that can be drawn from the global financial crisis for the analysis, definition and implementation of industrial policy. The authors utilize a political economy framework for the analysis of industrial development post-crisis, centred on the organisation of production and stressing its importance for the wealth of nations, meaning not only rising income but also ‘justice and happiness’. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 116.00   Web: $ 104.40
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    2012   Paperback Price: $ 37.00   Web: $ 29.60
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  10. Private Utilities and Poverty Alleviation

    Private Utilities and Poverty Alleviation

    Edited by Patricia Márquez, Carlos Rufín
    Drawing on cases from electricity distribution and other infrastructure industries, and from experiences spanning Asia, Africa and Latin America, this book examines new business models to bring basic utility services to the four billion people comprising the base of the socio-economic pyramid. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 133.00   Web: $ 119.70
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  11. Cartels and Economic Collusion

    Cartels and Economic Collusion

    Michael A. Utton
    Adam Smith warned of the prevalence of corporate conspiracies more than two hundred years ago. Since then, interest in cartels has sometimes intensified (during the Great Depression, for example) and sometimes diminished, but the need for control has always remained on the antitrust agenda. This well-documented book reviews the economic case against corporate collusion, as well as the arguments made for a more permissive attitude. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 116.00   Web: $ 104.40
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    2012   Paperback Price: $ 38.00   Web: $ 30.40
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  12. Platforms of Innovation

    Platforms of Innovation

    Edited by Philip Cooke, Carla De Laurentis, Stewart MacNeill, Chris Collinge
    This ground-breaking book offers a coherent theoretical analysis of contemporary industrial knowledge flow dynamics. Furthermore, it advances wide-ranging and varied empirical findings from international comparative research which demonstrate that knowledge cross-pollination, often from industrially unrelated business sectors, is now commonplace in the economics of innovation. This, the authors argue, represents the rise of an externalized ‘matrix’ of knowledge flow dynamics among firms and industries. The book also examines related economic governance research that reveals the catalytic role that leading innovation policy agencies play in animating knowledge flow dynamics, particularly at the regional level. The chapters address various sectors including food and drink, biotechnology, ICT, new media, the automotive industry and tourism. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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  13. Promoting New Telecom Infrastructures

    Promoting New Telecom Infrastructures

    Edited by Morten Falch, Jan Markendahl
    Promoting New Telecom Infrastructures examines how current telecom infrastructures are transforming from dedicated networks supporting either voice, data or broadcasting services to converged networks that support a wide variety of communication services, often denoted as Next Generation Networks (NGN). A current key challenge is therefore to define strategies, which can stimulate demand and investments in NGN in order to ensure development of adequate information infrastructures. With contributions from leading authorities in the field, this innovative book explores the three key themes related to this challenge and to strategies for the stimulation of demand and supply for NGN: strategies for expansion of broadband, pricing in NGN and development and pricing of mobile services. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 149.00   Web: $ 134.10
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  14. International Fragmentation of Production

    International Fragmentation of Production

    Nobuaki Yamashita
    Using state-of-the-art econometric tools, this book examines the implications of international fragmentation of production for the performance of the Japanese manufacturing industry. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  15. The Automotive Industry in an Era of Eco-Austerity

    The Automotive Industry in an Era of Eco-Austerity

    Peter E. Wells
    This unique book seeks to combine economic analysis with the environmental research to arrive at a comprehensive understanding of the forces that shape change in the automotive industry. It eschews the usual focus on technologies, and gives more attention to the impact of change on the business models and strategies adopted by the vehicle manufacturers, the scope for new entrants, and the implications for policy-makers. This richly textured book concludes that the achievement of a sustainable automotive industry will not be possible with ‘one best way’, but that myriad technologies and business concepts, grounded in the distinct needs of different places and consumers, will be the basis of the future of mobility. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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    2012   Paperback Price: $ 46.00   Web: $ 36.80
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  16. SMEs in a Globalised World

    SMEs in a Globalised World

    Edited by Helena Lenihan, Bernadette Andreosso-O’Callaghan, Mark Hart
    This insightful book shows how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from some of the traditionally less dynamic peripheral economies of the ‘old’ EU – namely Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain – have responded to the twin challenges of globalisation and industrial restructuring. Through a series of unique case studies the contributing authors discuss how these economies, and in particular the SME sector, can be transformed. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  17. The Governance of Network Industries

    The Governance of Network Industries

    Edited by Rolf W. Kunneke, John Groenewegen, Jean-François Auger
    Infrastructures are subject to substantial readjustments of governance structures, often labeled as liberalization, privatization or re-regulation. This affects all traditional infrastructure sectors including communications, energy, transport and water. This study highlights and illustrates some of the major challenges for readjusting the governance of network industries from an economic, institutional, political and technological perspective. The three parts of the book address the institutional design of infrastructures, the role of technology in different sectors and actor behaviour. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  18. A Cognitive Theory of the Firm

    A Cognitive Theory of the Firm

    Bart Nooteboom
    In this important and timely book, Bart Nooteboom develops and applies a social cognitive theory of firms and organizations with a focus on learning and innovation. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  19. Electricity Reform in Europe

    Electricity Reform in Europe

    Edited by Jean-Michel Glachant, François Lévêque
    The realisation of a European internal market for energy is still a work in progress. Written by leading European scholars and discussed with major energy stakeholders, this book presents a thorough analysis of the motives and methods needed to achieve a single European energy market. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 184.00   Web: $ 165.60
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  20. Cluster Policies in Europe

    Cluster Policies in Europe

    Susana Borrás, Dimitrios Tsagdis
    This book provides a systematic, comprehensive, and independent comparative study of cluster policies in Europe. It focuses upon one very important relationship that has so far been neglected in the literature, namely, the extent to which the complex dynamics of multi-level governance (MLG) are responding to the problems and challenges faced by clusters, in particular the extent to which MLG learns and supports cluster learning. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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