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  1. Handbook of Research on Innovation and Clusters

    Handbook of Research on Innovation and Clusters

    Edited by Charlie Karlsson
    The role of innovations and clusters has increasingly dominated local and regional development policies in recent decades. This authoritative and accessible Handbook considers important aspects of high-tech clusters, analyses insightful cluster case studies, and provides a number of recommendations for cluster policies. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 248.00   Web: $ 223.20
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    2010   Paperback Price: $ 68.00   Web: $ 54.40
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Handbook of Research on Cluster Theory

    Handbook of Research on Cluster Theory

    Edited by Charlie Karlsson
    Clusters have increasingly dominated local and regional development policies in recent decades and the growing intellectual and political interest for clusters and clustering is the prime motivation for this Handbook. Charlie Karlsson unites leading experts to present a thorough overview of economic cluster research. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 217.00   Web: $ 195.30
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    2010   Paperback Price: $ 59.00   Web: $ 47.20
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Knowledge Externalities, Innovation Clusters and Regional Development

    Knowledge Externalities, Innovation Clusters and Regional Development

    Edited by Jordi Suriñach, Rosina Moreno, Esther Vayá
    This book begins with a theoretical examination of regional innovation systems, agglomeration economics and knowledge spillovers, before going on to examine the same concepts within an empirical framework. Special emphasis is given to the importance of proximity in the formation of regional innovation systems. It concludes by considering innovation and human capital as determinants of regional economic growth. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  11. Regional Knowledge Economies

    Regional Knowledge Economies

    Philip Cooke, Carla De Laurentis, Franz Tödtling, Michaela Trippl
    This original and timely book presents the most comprehensive, empirically based analysis of clustering dynamics in the high-technology sector across liberal and co-ordinated market economies. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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    2009   Paperback Price: $ 74.00   Web: $ 59.20
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  12. The Learning Region

    The Learning Region

    Edited by Roel Rutten, Frans Boekema
    The aim of this book is to present a much-needed conceptualization of ‘the learning region’. The editors scrutinize key concepts and issues surrounding this phenomenon, which are then discussed in the context of recent literature. This unique conceptualization of the learning region presents a state of the art exploration of theories. Leading scholars from across Europe, the USA and South Africa draw upon various disciplines to explain how regional actors perform regional learning. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  13. New Directions in Economic Geography

    New Directions in Economic Geography

    Edited by Bernard Fingleton
    This important book explores original and alternative directions for economic geography following the revolution precipitated by the advent of so-called ‘new economic geography’ (NEG). Whilst, to some extent, the volume could be regarded as part of the inevitable creative destruction of NEG theory, it does promote the continuing role of theoretical and empirical contributions within spatial economic analysis, in which the rationale of scientific analysis and economic logic maintain a central place. With contributions from leading experts in the field, the book presents a comprehensive analysis of the extent to which NEG theory is supported in the real world. By exploring whether NEG theory can be effectively applied to provide practical insights, the authors highlight novel approaches, emerging trends, and promising new lines of enquiry in the wake of advances made by NEG. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  14. Regionalism, Trade and Economic Development in the Asia-Pacific Region

    Regionalism, Trade and Economic Development in the Asia-Pacific Region

    Edited by M. A.B. Siddique
    This book is based on the premise that Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) in the Asia-Pacific significantly impact on the material progress of the peoples of this region. These impacts – in terms of the benefits and costs associated with RTAs – will vary greatly from country to country. The internationally acclaimed contributors examine the theoretical perspective of RTAs in relation to exchange rates, the role and goals of the WTO and agriculture. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  15. Clusters and Globalisation

    Clusters and Globalisation

    Edited by Christos Pitelis, Roger Sugden, James R. Wilson
    Clusters and Globalisation brings together scholars with different perspectives and theoretical groundings, and from different disciplines, to consider conceptual arguments and case study material. In doing so the volume identifies key characteristics and requirements of the forms of cluster that are especially significant for the attainment of economic success in a globalising world. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  16. Regional Climate Change and Variability

    Regional Climate Change and Variability

    Edited by Matthias Ruth, Kieran Donaghy, Paul Kirshen
    In its development of methodologies and their applications to individual regions, this book presents a rich set of insights and a set of guides for investment and policymaking. Each of the six studies focuses on a finer geographic scale than is customary in integrated assessment research. They introduce innovations for impact analysis and contribute to the knowledge of localized experiences of climate change – how it affects a variety of sectors, how different stakeholders perceive its implications and adapt to it, and how decision support systems can promote dialogues between researchers, stakeholders and policymakers. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  17. Spatial Dynamics, Networks and Modelling

    Spatial Dynamics, Networks and Modelling

    Edited by Aura Reggiani, Peter Nijkamp
    This important new book provides a valuable set of studies on spatial dynamics, emerging networks and modelling efforts. It employs interdisciplinary concepts alongside innovative trajectories to highlight recent advances in analysing and modelling the spatial economy, transport networks, industrial dynamics and regional systems. It is argued that modelling network processes at different spatial scales provides critical information for the design of plans and policies. Furthermore, a key issue in the current complex and heterogeneous landscape is the adoption and validation of new approaches, models and methodologies, which are able to grasp the emergent aspects of economic uncertainty and discontinuity, as well as overcome the current difficulties of carrying out appropriate forecasts. In exploring diverse pathways for theoretical, methodological and empirical analysis, this exciting volume offers promising and evolutionary perspectives on the modern spatial network society. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 212.00   Web: $ 190.80
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  18. Building Knowledge Regions in North America

    Building Knowledge Regions in North America

    Leonel Corona, Jérôme Doutriaux, Sarfraz A. Mian
    Focusing on emerging technology regions of the US, Canada and Mexico, the authors provide an analysis of firms’ innovative milieus in three contexts: national systems of innovation, knowledge regions and incubation mechanisms. An overview of the evolution of each region over the past quarter century is presented, along with an evaluation of the effectiveness of science parks and technology incubators in various regional and national environments. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  19. Vanishing Growth in Latin America

    Vanishing Growth in Latin America

    Edited by Andrés Solimano
    Economic growth in Latin America and the rise of material welfare has lagged behind that of more dynamic areas of the world economy. In a region prone to policy experiments, the policies of the Washington Consensus applied since the 1990s failed to bring sustained growth to most of Latin America. Andrés Solimano and an impressive set of contributors analyze the last 40 years in order to determine the role of economic reforms, external conditions, factor accumulation, income inequality, political instability and productivity in explaining GDP increases. The book also looks at cycles of growth, identifying periods of rapid growth and contrasting them with periods of stagnation and collapse. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  20. European Economic Integration and South-East Europe

    European Economic Integration and South-East Europe

    Edited by Klaus Liebscher, Josef Christl, Peter Mooslechner, Doris Ritzberger-Grünwald
    With both transition dynamics and the EU integration process having shifted to the south-east of Europe, a region fairly marginalized in the literature, this book fills a gap by taking stock of where South-East Europe’s economies and institutions stood in 2004. The authors evaluate the potential for investment and growth within the South-East European region, including the role of trade and FDI, and discuss the challenges associated with unemployment, poverty and ‘brain drain’. The book also provides insights into the particular monetary and exchange rate policies applied, including cases of ‘euroization’, and finally makes an assessment, against this background, of the European perspective of the countries of South-East Europe. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 176.00   Web: $ 158.40
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