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  1. Lawyers, Markets and Regulation

    Lawyers, Markets and Regulation

    Frank H. Stephen
    Frank H. Stephen’s evaluation of public policy on the legal profession in UK and European jurisdictions explores how regulation and self-regulation have been liberalized over the past 30 years. The book surveys where the most recent and radical liberalization involving the ownership of law firms by non-lawyers is likely to lead, and appraises the economic literature on the costs and benefits of regulating markets for professional services. It challenges socio-legal views on professional legislation and highlights the limitations of regulatory competition, as well as the importance of dominant business models. The author reviews the empirical work underpinning these theories and policies. He also evaluates the effectiveness of regulatory competition as a response to regulatory capture. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 112.00   Web: $ 100.80
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    2015   Paperback Price: $ 39.95   Web: $ 31.96
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  2. Governance, Regulation and Innovation

    Governance, Regulation and Innovation

    Edited by Mehmet Ugur
    This book aims to disentangle the complex relationship between innovation and its potential determinants, paying special attention to the roles of governance and regulatory frameworks, and the ways in which the latter interact with other drivers of innovation such as competition and the innovator’s closeness to the technology frontier. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  3. The Economics of Electricity Markets

    The Economics of Electricity Markets

    Edited by Pippo Ranci, Guido Cervigni
    The Economics of Electricity Markets provides a cutting-edge analysis of the critical issues involved in the design and operation of electricity markets, as well as an assessment of alternative institutional arrangements that have either been implemented or are under discussion in Europe and the US. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  4. The Economics of Services

    The Economics of Services

    Jan Owen Jansson
    Despite the fact that services have overtaken industry in terms of employment and GDP in developed countries, rigorous economic study of the service sector remains seriously neglected. The first edition of The Economics of Services initiated a redress of this oversight. Fully revised and updated, the second edition of this highly acclaimed textbook should be required complimentary reading to mainstream microeconomics textbooks for graduate students of economics and for advanced courses in labour, urban and regional economics, economic geography and economic history. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 45.00   Web: $ 36.00
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  5. The Transaction Cost Economics Project

    The Transaction Cost Economics Project

    Oliver E. Williamson
    Transaction cost economics has and continues to be a fruitful area of research. There is still much to be done in the field with past research being used in conjunction with the vast number of contractual phenomena that have yet to be investigated in transaction cost economics terms. New challenges are posed by the need to move beyond the design of new contractual instruments (such as financial derivatives) to include an examination of the lurking hazards that attend contract implementation. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 168.00   Web: $ 151.20
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  6. Industrial Policy in America

    Industrial Policy in America

    Marco R. Di Tommaso, Stuart O. Schweitzer
    In contrast to what observers have frequently argued, this timely and thought provoking book suggests that the concept of industrial policy is not alien to the American past and present. The debate on this topic in the US has always been full of contradictory rhetoric and policy practices, and the expert authors therefore acknowledge a need to rethink the traditional antagonist positions. They illustrate that contemporary markets continue to demand to be fixed by government policies, and governments continue to show how fixing-the-market policies might fail. The conclusion is that the future of industrial policy is about how to make both markets and governments better in their functioning, but that the real goal for industrial policy is to make better-market and better-government policies consistent with the goal of building a better society. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Productivity Growth

    Productivity Growth

    Thijs ten Raa, Edward N. Wolff
    Productivity growth is the main vehicle to increase the standard of living. This book explains the relationships between technological change, efficiency, productivity growth and performance. The emphasis is on the interplay between industries in modern economies. The book provides a broad yet in-depth input–output analysis of productivity growth by consolidating the papers of two esteemed inter-industry productivity experts. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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