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  1. Knowledge in the Development of Economies

    Knowledge in the Development of Economies

    Edited by Silvia Sacchetti, Roger Sugden
    This innovative book offers a critical perspective on the state of the current global economy, making sense of knowledge-related issues by critically assessing existing institutional choices, as well as pointing to new ways forward. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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    2011   Paperback Price: $ 53.00   Web: $ 42.40
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  2. Distributional Impacts of Climate Change and Disasters

    Distributional Impacts of Climate Change and Disasters

    Edited by Matthias Ruth, María E. Ibarrarán
    Climate change tends to increase the frequency and intensity of weather-related disasters, which puts many people at risk. Economic, social and environmental impacts further increase vulnerability to disasters and tend to set back development, destroy livelihoods, and increase disparity nationally and worldwide. This book addresses the differential vulnerability of people and places, introducing concepts and methods for analysis and illustrating the impact on local, regional, national, and global scales. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  3. Leadership and Institutions in Regional Endogenous Development

    Leadership and Institutions in Regional Endogenous Development

    Robert Stimson, Roger R. Stough, Maria Salazar
    The authors of this comprehensive book provide a detailed rationale and original theory for the study of leadership and institutional factors, including entrepreneurship, in the growth and development of cities and regions. They demonstrate why leadership, institutions and entrepreneurship can – and indeed do – play a crucial enhancing role as key elements in the process of regional endogenous growth. Learn More
    2011   Paperback Price: $ 37.00   Web: $ 29.60
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    2009   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  4. The Political Economy of Financing Scottish Government

    The Political Economy of Financing Scottish Government

    C. Paul Hallwood, Ronald MacDonald
    Can the UK survive widespread dissatisfaction in both Scotland and England with the financing of public spending by Scotland’s parliament? This timely book explains how fiscal autonomy could raise economic growth and efficiency in Scotland – to the benefit of both Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom. The authors discuss how other reform proposals – which amount to cutting Scotland’s block grant – would fail as they would not be seen in Scotland as legitimate. They conclude that fiscal autonomy would be accepted as it reduces Scotland’s democratic deficit in public spending, and would go a long way toward reducing vertical and horizontal imbalances in the UK. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  5. Universities, Knowledge Transfer and Regional Development

    Universities, Knowledge Transfer and Regional Development

    Edited by Attila Varga
    The transfer of new, economically useful knowledge from universities to the regional economy has recently attracted the attention of academics, professionals and policymakers alike. This book focuses on three issues at the centre of current research: the geography of academic knowledge transfers, the mechanisms of these transfers with regard to academic entrepreneurship and graduate mobility, and policy experience in university-based regional economic development. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 181.00   Web: $ 162.90
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  6. The Dynamics of Regions and Networks in Industrial Ecosystems

    The Dynamics of Regions and Networks in Industrial Ecosystems

    Edited by Matthias Ruth, Brynhildur Davidsdottir
    Industrial ecology provides a rigorous and comprehensive description of human production and consumption processes in the larger context of environmental and socioeconomic change. This volume offers methodologies for such descriptions, with contributions covering both basic and advanced analytical concepts and tools to explore the dynamics of industrial ecosystems, concentrating specifically on regions and networks. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  7. Migration and Human Capital

    Migration and Human Capital

    Edited by Jacques Poot, Brigitte Waldorf, Leo van Wissen
    Throughout the world, migration is an increasingly important and diverse component of population change, both at national and sub-national levels. Migration impacts on the distribution of knowledge and generates externalities and spillover effects. This book focuses on recent models and methods for analysing and forecasting migration, as well as on the basic trends, driving factors and institutional settings behind migration processes. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  8. Technological Change and Mature Industrial Regions

    Technological Change and Mature Industrial Regions

    Edited by Mahtab A. Farshchi, Odile E.M. Janne, Philip McCann
    Technological Change and Mature Industrial Regions explicitly adopts an inter-disciplinary approach to analysing the structural transformation of mature regions. The major focus of the book is from an economics perspective, but it also employs sociological analyses, business history approaches and technological analyses. It critically considers the identification and development of regional capabilities and regional policy initiatives for mature industrial areas in the context of globalisation and technological change. Specific cases from a range of different countries help to distinguish which aspects of mature regions’ technology, knowledge or structure are region-specific, and which are more generally applicable to mature industrial regions throughout the world. The book will prove to be invaluable for academic researchers as well as government and policy communities. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 181.00   Web: $ 162.90
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  9. Regional Economic Policy in Europe

    Regional Economic Policy in Europe

    Edited by Ulrike Stierle-von Schütz, Michael H. Stierle, Frederic B. Jennings Jr, Adrian T.H. Kuah
    Regional Economic Policy in Europe presents a tightly focused selection of policy, empirical and theoretical perspectives on contemporary dimensions of regional economic policy in the EU. It concentrates on three areas; the dissimilarities and resulting convergence of disparate regions within the EU; the localisation of economic activities and how regions can understand and manage them and, finally, the experiences and lessons that can be drawn from European regional policy. While exploring EU cohesion and regional development more widely, the book also examines Spanish, Belgian and Eastern European experiences on growth, human capital, foreign investment and technological spillovers. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  10. Economic Integration in East Asia

    Economic Integration in East Asia

    Edited by Masahisa Fujita, Satoru Kumagai, Koji Nishikimi
    Increasing numbers of free trade and economic partnership agreements have been concluded among many countries in East Asia, and economic integration has progressed rapidly on both a de facto and de jure basis. However, as the authors of this book argue, integration may intensify regional inequalities in East Asia and so this process has attracted much attention of late. Will it actually succeed in achieving greater economic growth or will it in fact cause growing regional disparity? Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 164.00   Web: $ 147.60
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  11. Networks, Governance and Economic Development

    Networks, Governance and Economic Development

    Edited by Mari Jose Aranguren Querejeta, Cristina Iturrioz Landart, James R. Wilson
    This compact and authoritative book brings together the topical themes of networks and governance to advance understanding of the determinants of local economic development in the context of increasingly global relationships. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  12. Linkages between China’s Regions

    Linkages between China’s Regions

    Nicolaas Groenewold, Anping Chen, Guoping Lee
    The rate of economic growth in China over the last 50 years has been remarkable. However this has only highlighted the inequalities between regions in China, making for considerable disquiet at the highest levels of Chinese policy-making. Not everyone has benefited from the same levels of prosperity and this book examines the many and varied policy solutions and proposals that have been applied to this thorny problem. The authors find that the industrial core of China (the South East and the Changjiang and Yellow River regions) is reasonably well integrated but not well connected to the remainder of the country. Indeed, evidence suggests that development in coastal areas comes at the expense of that in the interior while much of the policy designed to boost the interior actually flows to the coastal provinces. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  13. Political Economy of Northeast Asian Regionalism

    Political Economy of Northeast Asian Regionalism

    Edited by Jehoon Park, T. J. Pempel, Gérard Roland
    This book is an objective analysis combining both ‘insider’ and ‘outsider’ (most notably US) perspectives of Northeast Asian regionalism. It also usefully applies regional integration theories to the realities of the Northeast Asian situation and presents policy options for regional integration. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  14. China, Japan and Regional Leadership in East Asia

    China, Japan and Regional Leadership in East Asia

    Edited by Christopher M. Dent
    This book considers themes, evidence and ideas relating to the prospects for regional leadership in East Asia, with particular reference to China and Japan assuming ‘regional leader actor’ roles. Key issues discussed by the list of distinguished contributors include: • the extent to which there is an East Asian region to lead • China–Japan relations • different aspects of Japan and China’s positions in the East Asia region • how the seemingly inexorable rise of China is being addressed within the region • how China and Japan have explored paths of regional leadership through certain regional and multilateral organisations and frameworks • the position of certain ‘intermediary powers’ (i.e. the United States and Korea) with regards to regional leadership diplomacy in East Asia. Invaluably, the concluding chapter brings together the main findings of the book and presents new analytical approaches for studying the nature of, and prospects for leadership in East Asia. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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    2010   Paperback Price: $ 59.00   Web: $ 47.20
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  15. The Economics of Regional Clusters

    The Economics of Regional Clusters

    Edited by Uwe Blien, Gunther Maier
    This important book takes a critical view on regional industry clusters, in particular their identification and formation, and the policies which help create and support them. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  16. Decision-Making on Mega-Projects

    Decision-Making on Mega-Projects

    Edited by Hugo Priemus, Bent Flyvbjerg, Bert van Wee
    This book enlarges the understanding of decision-making on mega-projects and suggest recommendations for a more effective, efficient and democratic approach. Authors from different scientific disciplines address various aspects of the decision-making process, such as management characteristics and cost–benefit analysis, planning and innovation and competition and institutions. The subject matter is highly diverse, but certain questions remain at the forefront. For example, how do we deal with protracted preparation processes, how do we tackle risks and uncertainties, and how can we best divide the risks and responsibilities among the private and public players throughout the different phases of the project? Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  17. Creative Cities, Cultural Clusters and Local Economic Development

    Creative Cities, Cultural Clusters and Local Economic Development

    Edited by Philip Cooke, Luciana Lazzeretti
    This book analyses the economic development of cities from the ‘cultural economy’ and ‘creative industry’ perspectives, examining and differentiating them as two related but distinct segments of contemporary city economies. The authors argue that although they are normally conflated, the first is largely subsidized while the second is highly entrepreneurial hence they actually make very different kinds of contribution to a city’s character, attractiveness and competitiveness. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  18. Entrepreneurship, Industrial Location and Economic Growth

    Entrepreneurship, Industrial Location and Economic Growth

    Edited by Jopep M. Arauzo-Carod, Miguel C. Manjón-Antolín
    This book examines the interrelations between entrepreneurship, industrial location and economic growth. Thus, it covers a wide range of topics, including: the economic impact of entrepreneurship; industry dynamics; growth and survival of firms; firm location and globalisation patterns; and agglomeration and growth. The chapters in the book demonstrate the need to adopt a broad perspective that combines insights from different strands of literature if we are to better understand these complex economic phenomena. In addition, the original empirical evidence from a range of different countries provides a sound foundation for developing appropriate guidance for policymakers. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 178.00   Web: $ 160.20
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  19. A Theory of Local Entrepreneurship in the Knowledge Economy

    A Theory of Local Entrepreneurship in the Knowledge Economy

    Pierre-André Julien
    This highly original book represents a departure from entrepreneurship literature that is largely limited to the study of entrepreneurs’ behaviour. Its dynamic presentation of holistic theory will prove an extremely absorbing read for those with an academic or professional interest in business and management, entrepreneurship and regional development. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  20. The Management and Measurement of Infrastructure

    The Management and Measurement of Infrastructure

    Edited by Charlie Karlsson, William P. Anderson, Borje Johansson, Kiyoshi Kobayashi
    The changing face of infrastructure facilities management worldwide is characterised by high demand for investments in renewal and maintenance, governmental budget constraints and innovations in information systems. The authors highlight the growing demand for accurate, complete and continuous disclosure of information related to management activities, expenditures, stock availability and shadow prices. This study discusses how infrastructure facilities, commonly considered as a public good, have been traditionally funded by the public sector but that the efficiency of this approach has come into question at the same time as the ability of governments to leverage funds for new facilities and for maintenance and rehabilitation of existing ones has decreased. These factors, they argue, have led to increasing interest in private sector participation in financing, building and operating public infrastructure. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 196.00   Web: $ 176.40
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