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  1. A World in Emergence

    A World in Emergence

    Allen J. Scott
    Beginning with the recent history of capitalism and urbanization and moving into a thorough and complex discussion of the modern city, this book outlines the dynamics of what the author calls the third wave of urbanization, characterized by global capitalism’s increasing turn to forms of production revolving around technology-intensive artifacts, financial services, and creative commodities such as film, music, and fashion. The author explores how this shift toward a cognitive and cultural economy has caused dramatic changes in the modern economic landscape in general and in the form and function of world cities in particular. Armed with cutting-edge research and decades of expertise, Allen J. Scott breaks new ground in identifying and explaining how the cities of the past are being reshaped into a complex system of global economic spaces marked by intense relationships of competition and cooperation. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 29.95   Web: $ 23.96
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  2. Entrepreneurship, Social Capital and Governance

    Entrepreneurship, Social Capital and Governance

    Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Börje Johansson, Roger R. Stough
    This book highlights the role of entrepreneurship, social capital and governance for regional economic development. In recent decades, many researchers have claimed that entrepreneurship is the most critical factor in sustaining regional economic growth. However, most entrepreneurship research is undertaken without considering the fundamental importance of the regional context. Other research has emphasized the role of social capital but there are substantial problems in empirically relating measures of social capital to regional economic development. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 191.00   Web: $ 171.90
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  3. Migration Impact Assessment

    Migration Impact Assessment

    Edited by Peter Nijkamp, Jacques Poot, Mediha Sahin
    During the last few decades the world has experienced an unprecedented level of cross-border migration. While this has generated significant socio-economic gains for host countries, as well as sometimes for the countries of origin, the costs and benefits involved are unevenly distributed. Consequently, growing global population mobility is a hotly debated topic, both in the political arena and by the general public. Amidst a plethora of facts, opinions and emotions, the assessment of migration impacts must be grounded in a solid scientific evidence base. This analytical book outlines and applies a range of the scientific methods that are currently available in migration impact assessment (MIA). The book provides various North American and European case studies that quantify socio-economic consequences of migration for host societies and for immigrants themselves. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 201.00   Web: $ 180.90
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  4. Networks, Space and Competitiveness

    Networks, Space and Competitiveness

    Edited by Roberta Capello, Tomaz Ponce Dentinho
    The expert contributors illustrate that sources of regional competitiveness are strongly linked with spatially observable yet increasingly flexible realities, and include building advanced and efficient transport, communications and energy networks, changing urban and rural landscapes, and creating strategic and forward-looking competitiveness policies. They investigate long-term interactions between regional competitiveness and urban mobility, as well as the connections that link global sustainability with local technological and institutional innovations, and the intrinsic diversity of spatially rooted innovation processes. A prospective analysis on networks and innovation infrastructure is presented, global environmental issues such as climate change and energy are explored, and new policy perspectives – relevant world-wide – are prescribed. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  5. Studies in Applied Geography and Spatial Analysis

    Studies in Applied Geography and Spatial Analysis

    Edited by Robert Stimson, Kingsley E. Haynes
    This timely and fascinating book illustrates how applied geography can contribute in a multitude of ways to assist policy processes, evaluate public programs, enhance business decisions, and contribute to formulating solutions for community-level problems. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  6. Infrastructure for Asian Connectivity

    Infrastructure for Asian Connectivity

    Edited by Biswa Nath Bhattacharyay, Masahiro Kawai, Rajat M. Nag
    This book addresses the prospects and challenges concerning both soft and hard infrastructure development in Asia and provides a framework for achieving Asian connectivity through regional infrastructure cooperation towards a seamless Asia. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 206.00   Web: $ 185.40
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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 70.00   Web: $ 56.00
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  7. The Regional Economics of Knowledge and Talent

    The Regional Economics of Knowledge and Talent

    Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Börje Johansson, Roger R. Stough
    The distinguished contributors advance the current research frontier in three novel directions which focus on: the role of human capital and talent for creativity, entrepreneurship and regional development; the role of institutions for the behaviour of firms and entrepreneurs; and the influence of the global context on the location, export and innovation behaviour of firms in a knowledge economy. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 181.00   Web: $ 162.90
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  8. 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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  9. Globalization Trends and Regional Development

    Globalization Trends and Regional Development

    Edited by Roberta Capello, Tomaz Ponce Dentinho
    This timely book investigates the challenges that emerge for local economies when faced with the new globalization trends that characterize today’s world economy. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  10. The Regional Impact of National Policies

    The Regional Impact of National Policies

    Edited by Werner Baer
    Brazil is a country of continental proportions whose gross domestic product is unevenly distributed among its various regions. The impact of general domestic economic policies has often been perceived as not being regionally neutral, but as reinforcing the geographic concentration of economic activities. This detailed book examines the regional impact of such general policies as: industrialization, agricultural modernization, privatization, stabilization, science and technology, labor, and foreign direct investment. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  11. Creative Knowledge Cities

    Creative Knowledge Cities

    Edited by Marina van Geenhuizen, Peter Nijkamp
    This book adopts a holistic, integrated and pragmatic approach to exploring the myths, concepts, policies, key conditions and tools for enhancing creative knowledge cities, as well as expounding potentially negative impacts of knowledge based city policies. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 205.00   Web: $ 184.50
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  12. Societies in Motion

    Societies in Motion

    Edited by Amnon Frenkel, Peter Nijkamp, Philip McCann
    In today’s globalised world, modern society is characterized by rapid transitions in space that are in part the result of technological developments of previous decades. This unique book deals with the complex issues raised by these transformations, focusing particularly on the impacts on regional development, technological innovation, and the flows and mobility of ideas, knowledge, people and firms. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  13. Foundations of the Knowledge Economy

    Foundations of the Knowledge Economy

    Edited by Knut Ingar Westeren
    This book presents new evidence concerning the influential role of context and institutions on the relations between knowledge, innovation, clusters and learning. From a truly international perspective, the expert contributors capture the most interesting and relevant aspects of knowledge economy. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  14. The Geography of Creativity

    The Geography of Creativity

    Gunnar Törnqvist
    What is creativity and who exactly is creative? In this insightful and highly readable book, Gunnar Törnqvist attempts to answer these questions by arguing that geographical millieux are hotbeds for creativity and renewal – places where pioneers in art, technology and science have gathered and developed their special abilities. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  15. Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Second Tier Regions

    Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Second Tier Regions

    Heike Mayer
    Second tier high-tech regions are taking a different path than their well-known counterparts such as Silicon Valley or Route 128 around Boston. They may lack many prerequisites of growth such as a world-class research university or high levels of venture capital funding. Often, however, they can successfully leverage anchor firms and entrepreneurial spinoffs. This book explores the evolution of these regions in the United States. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  16. Academic Entrepreneurship in Asia

    Academic Entrepreneurship in Asia

    Edited by Poh Kam Wong
    This timely book examines the rising phenomenon of academic entrepreneurship and technology commercialization among leading universities in Asia, by presenting in-depth analysis of thirteen leading universities from nine Asian economies, including Tokyo University in Japan, Tsinghua in China, IIT Bombay in India, and the National University of Singapore. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 152.00   Web: $ 136.80
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Entrepreneurship, Growth and Economic Development

    Entrepreneurship, Growth and Economic Development

    Edited by Mário Raposo, David Smallbone, Károly Balaton, Lilla Hortoványi
    This timely book presents contemporary research on the key role of entrepreneurship in firm growth and development strategies. The contributors reveal that a high level of entrepreneurial activity contributes to economic growth, innovative activities, competition, job creation and local development. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 143.00   Web: $ 128.70
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  20. Spatial Scenarios in a Global Perspective

    Spatial Scenarios in a Global Perspective

    Edited by Roberto Camagni, Roberta Capello
    This up-to-date and insightful book presents post-crisis scenarios for European regions with new methodologies and tools to support quantitative assessment and foresight. The aim is to develop regional forecasting methodologies and tools, appropriate to the regional-local scale but consistent with a general EU-wide approach. This effort is particularly important in a period of economic crisis, as an economic downturn generates high uncertainty about the future of economic systems, and consequently will determine the new winners and losers in a globalized world. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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