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  1. Regions and Innovation Policies in Europe

    Regions and Innovation Policies in Europe

    Edited by Manuel González-López, Bjørn T. Asheim
    Offering a novel contribution within the growing field of regional innovation policies, this book combines recent theoretical developments and empirical contributions, with a particular focus on non-core regions. Leading academics in the field discuss the topics of regional path transformation, place-based strategies and policy learning. Also included are sections on the role of EU institutions on the promotion of regional innovation and the analysis and comparison of the innovation policies experiences of four non-core European regions. Learn More
    April 2020   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  2. Productivity Perspectives

    Productivity Perspectives

    Edited by Philip McCann, Tim Vorley
    Productivity Perspectives offers a timely and stimulating social science view on the productivity debate, drawing on the work of the ESRC funded Productivity Insights Network. The book examines the drivers and inhibitors of UK productivity growth in the light of international evidence, that has resulted in the dramatic slowdown and flatlining of productivity growth in the UK. The reasons for this so-called productivity puzzle are not well understood, and this book advances explanations and insights on these issues from different disciplinary and methodological perspectives. It will be of value to all those interested in, and engaging with, the challenge of slowing productivity growth. Learn More
    March 2020   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  3. Handbook on Regional Economic Resilience

    Handbook on Regional Economic Resilience

    Edited by Gillian Bristow, Adrian Healy
    This Handbook provides a collection of high quality contributions on the state of the art in current debates around the concept of regional economic resilience. It provides critical contributions from leading authors in the field, and captures both key theoretical debates around the meaning of resilience, its conceptual framing and utility, as well as empirical interrogation of its key determinants in different international contexts. Learn More
    February 2020   Hardback Price: $ 230.00   Web: $ 207.00
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  4. The Economics of Agglomeration

    The Economics of Agglomeration

    Edited by William C. Strange
    This inspiring collection compiles the most essential papers encompassing agglomeration economies. Agglomeration economies are manifested in cities and industry clusters shaping the neighborhoods and the regions that contain them. The literature is unified around several themes: Improvements in econometric methods and data, geographic scales at which agglomeration economies operate, micro-neighborhoods and mega-regions. The volume also uncovers the forces driving the field including labor markets, input markets and dynamic phenomena such as innovation, technology change and growth. Prefaced by an original introduction from the editor, this collection promises to be a useful tool for scholars as well as a fascinating read to those interested in the subject area. Learn More
    January 2020   Hardback Price: $ 520.00   Web: $ 468.00
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  5. Handbook of Universities and Regional Development

    Handbook of Universities and Regional Development

    Edited by Attila Varga, Katalin Erdős
    The Handbook on Universities and Regional Development offers a comprehensive and up-to-date insight into how academic institutions spur their surroundings. The volume sheds light on universities as regional development actors from a historical perspective by introducing institutional changes and discussing the interrelatedness of society, business and academia. It provides detailed investigations on various knowledge transfer mechanisms to help understand the diverse ways through which ideas and intellectual property can flow between universities and businesses. Detailed case studies from three continents (Europe, Asia, and America) demonstrate the highly contextual nature of the interactions between academia, industry and government. Learn More
    December 2019   Hardback Price: $ 255.00   Web: $ 229.50
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  6. A Companion to Transport, Space and Equity

    A Companion to Transport, Space and Equity

    Edited by Robin Hickman, Beatriz Mella Lira, Moshe Givoni, Karst Geurs
    With social inequity in urban spaces becoming an increasing concern in our modern world, The Elgar Companion to Transport, Space and Equity explores the relationships between transport and social equity. Transport systems and infrastructure investment can lead to inequitable travel behaviours, with certain socio-demographic groups using particular parts of the transport system and accessing particular activities and opportunities. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 230.00   Web: $ 207.00
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  7. Regional Economic Advantage

    Regional Economic Advantage

    Edited by Bjørn T. Asheim, Arne Isaksen, Michaela Trippl
    This comprehensive volume presents key contributions to the topic of regional economic advantage. The gathered literature helps the reader to understand how regions build advantage for industrial development through the use of endogenous and exogenous resources, how regional industrial development can be supported by place-based policy, and how the form and mechanisms of regional advantage change over time in a path dependent manner. Articles within each section are presented in chronological order, from research on industrial districts and new industrial spaces to regional clusters and innovation systems, along with more recent discussion of global development impulses and evolutionary perspectives on regional development. Together with an introductory chapter by the editors, this important collection is an essential resource for those studying, researching or practicing in this area. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 580.00   Web: $ 522.00
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  8. Handbook of Regional Growth and Development Theories

    Handbook of Regional Growth and Development Theories

    Edited by Roberta Capello, Peter Nijkamp
    Regional economics – an established discipline for several decades – has undergone a period of rapid change in the last ten years resulting in the emergence of several new perspectives. At the same time the methodology of regional economics has also experienced some surprising developments. This fully revised and updated Handbook brings together contributions looking at new pathways in regional economics, written by many well-known international scholars. The aim is to present the most cutting-edge theories explaining regional growth and local development. The authors highlight the recent advances in theories, the normative potentialities of these theories and the cross-fertilization of ideas between regional and mainstream economists. It will be an essential source of reference and information for both scholars and students in the field. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 350.00   Web: $ 315.00
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  9. Transforming Industrial Policy for the Digital Age

    Transforming Industrial Policy for the Digital Age

    Edited by Patrizio Bianchi, Clemente R. Durán, Sandrine Labory
    This book argues that digital globalization is inducing deep and productive transformations, making industrial policy necessary in order to reorientate development towards inclusive and more sustainable growth. The book also demonstrates that industrialization remains an important development process for emerging countries. Regarding the future of jobs, the authors show how the substitution of labour in automation is not inevitable since technology is also complementary to human capital. Policymakers should pay more attention to the new skills that will be required. A particular concern is is the rapid change in technology and business compared to institutions which take time to adapt. Territories have an important role to play in order to speed-up institutional adaptation, providing they can act coherently with the other levels of government. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  10. From Innovation to Entrepreneurship

    From Innovation to Entrepreneurship

    Yasuyuki Motoyama
    Innovation and entrepreneurship are often considered two sides of the same coin. But are the links between innovation and entrepreneurship as inextricable as we think? From Innovation to Entrepreneurship questions this seemingly interdependent relationship, highlighting the different requirements of innovation and entrepreneurship. This book disentangles theories of innovation and entrepreneurship, empirically revealing the overlaps and differences between them. Demonstrating that the pursuit of entrepreneurship is the key to economic development, Yasuyuki Motoyama explores the concept that people are at the heart of entrepreneurship ecosystems. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  11. Cultural Heritage, Creativity and Economic Development

    Cultural Heritage, Creativity and Economic Development

    Silvia Cerisola
    The book explores the relationship between cultural heritage and local economic development by introducing the original idea that one possible mediator between the two can be identified as creativity. The book econometrically verifies this idea and demonstrates that cultural heritage, through its inspirational role on different creative talents, generates an indirect positive effect on local economic development. These results justify important new policy recommendations in the field of cultural heritage. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 115.00   Web: $ 103.50
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  12. Cities and Regions in Crisis

    Cities and Regions in Crisis

    Martin Jones
    Offering a geographical political economy analysis, this book explores the mechanisms, institutions, and spaces of subnational economic development. Martin Jones innovatively examines how policy-makers frame problems and offer intervention solutions in different cities and regions.Drawing on different approaches to state intervention, neoliberalism, crisis and contradiction theories, and notions of depoliticisation, this book explains policy failure and how it is impacted by flux surrounding economic development. With constant changes to legislation, institutional initiatives, and ministerial responsibility, local and regional economic development is shown to be at a critical crossroads. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  13. Advanced Introduction to Regional Innovation Systems

    Advanced Introduction to Regional Innovation Systems

    Bjørn T. Asheim, Arne Isaksen, Michaela Trippl
    Over the past 25 years, the regional innovation system (RIS) approach has become a powerful framework for explaining the uneven geographical distribution of innovation in space as well as for developing policies geared towards boosting the innovation capability of regional economies. This Advanced Introduction provides a critical review and discussion of research on RIS to answer a set of core questions covering the origins of the concept and its theoretical underpinnings to the challenges for future scholarly work on RIS. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 105.00   Web: $ 94.50
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  14. A Research Agenda for Regeneration Economies

    A Research Agenda for Regeneration Economies

    Edited by John R. Bryson, Lauren Andres, Rachel Mulhall
    This Research Agenda provides both a state-of-the-art review of existing research on city-regions, and expands on new research approaches. Expert contributors from across the globe explore key areas for reading city-regions, including: trade, services and people, regional differentiation, big data, global production networks, governance and policy, and regional development. The book focuses on developing a more integrated and systematic approach to reading city-regions as part of regeneration economics, identifying conceptual and methodological developments in this field of study. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  15. Economic Crisis and the Resilience of Regions

    Economic Crisis and the Resilience of Regions

    Edited by Gillian Bristow, Adrian Healy
    The economic crisis of 2008-9 heralded the most severe economic downturn in the history of the European Union. Yet not all regions experienced economic decline and rates of recovery have varied greatly. This has raised new questions about what factors influence the economic resilience of regions. This book presents the results of an Applied Research Project conducted within the ESPON 2013 Programme and provides a detailed analysis of what made some European regions more resilient to the crisis than others. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 115.00   Web: $ 103.50
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  16. The Evaluation of Complex Infrastructure Projects

    The Evaluation of Complex Infrastructure Projects

    Lasse Gerrits, Stefan Verweij
    Infrastructure projects are notoriously hard to manage so it is important that society learns from the successes and mistakes made over time. However, most evaluation methods run into a conundrum: either they cover a large number of projects but have little to say about their details, or they focus on detailed single-case studies with little in terms of applicability elsewhere. This book presents Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) as an alternative evaluation method that solves the conundrum to enhance learning. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  17. Industrial Policy for the Manufacturing Revolution

    Industrial Policy for the Manufacturing Revolution

    Patrizio Bianchi, Sandrine Labory
    This book offers a critical reflection on the meaning and expected impact of the fourth industrial revolution, and its implications for industrial policy. Industrial revolutions are considered not only in terms of technological progress, but also in the context of the changing relationship between market and production dynamics, and the social and political conditions enabling the development of new technologies. Industrial Policy for the Manufacturing Revolution aims to increase our capacity to anticipate and adapt to the forthcoming structural changes. A concrete illustration of this industrial policy is provided through an experience of its implementation at regional level. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 105.00   Web: $ 94.50
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  18. Resilience, Crisis and Innovation Dynamics

    Resilience, Crisis and Innovation Dynamics

    Edited by Tüzin Baycan, Hugo Pinto
    Resilience has emerged as a recurrent notion to explain how territorial socio-economic systems adapt successfully (or not) to negative events. In this book, the authors use resilience as a bridging notion to connect different types of theoretical and empirical approaches to help understand the impacts of economic turbulence at the system and actor levels. The book provides a unique overview of the financial crisis and the important dimension of innovation dynamics for regional resilience. It also offers an engaging debate as to how regional resilience can be improved and explores the social aspects of vulnerability, resilience and innovation. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  19. Geography, Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    Geography, Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    Edited by Urban Gråsjö, Charlie Karlsson, Iréne Bernhard
    Developed countries must be incredibly innovative to secure incomes and welfare so that they may successfully compete against international rivals. This book focuses on two specific but interrelated aspects of innovation by incumbent firms and entrepreneurs, the role of geography and of open innovation. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 170.00   Web: $ 153.00
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  20. Creative Industries and Entrepreneurship

    Creative Industries and Entrepreneurship

    Edited by Luciana Lazzeretti, Marilena Vecco
    This book investigates the evolving paradigm of creative industries and creative entrepreneurship, and their related economy over time. It explores different stages of the paradigm diffusion in ‘first generation countries’ such as the US, Canada, Australia and Europe, and ‘second generation countries’ in Asia, South America and North Africa in order to identify new trends and their distinctive aspects. By adopting a multidisciplinary approach, the book develops a comprehensive overview of the composite phenomenon of the creative economy and its relationship with entrepreneurship. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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