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  1. 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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  2. Economic Strategies for Mature Industrial Economies

    Economic Strategies for Mature Industrial Economies

    Edited by Peter Karl Kresl
    The global economy has transformed during the last few decades. Though the changes have benefited some, many mature industrial economies have not been treated well by the changes they have seen and have been forced to adapt to dramatically altered circumstances. In this collection of original papers, economists and geographers from Asia, North America and Europe examine the policy initiatives that have succeeded in their countries. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 141.00   Web: $ 126.90
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  3. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development

    Entrepreneurship and Regional Development

    Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Börje Johansson, Roger R. Stough
    Perhaps the most exceptional aspect of the current era of globalisation is that entrepreneurship has become the engine for local processes of economic, social and cultural development throughout the world. This important new book brings together a number of leading scholars in the field to explore the development aspects of globalisation, in particular those that foster the evolution of entrepreneurs in local–global processes. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  4. Input Trade and Production Networks in East Asia

    Input Trade and Production Networks in East Asia

    Edited by Daisuke Hiratsuka, Yoko Uchida
    Intermediate input trade is regarded as an important contributory factor in explaining the increase in world trade in recent years. This timely book presents, for the first time, meticulous empirical analyses of the growth of input trade, and includes detailed studies that capture the main features and characteristics of production networks in East Asia. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  5. SMEs in a Globalised World

    SMEs in a Globalised World

    Edited by Helena Lenihan, Bernadette Andreosso-O’Callaghan, Mark Hart
    This insightful book shows how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from some of the traditionally less dynamic peripheral economies of the ‘old’ EU – namely Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain – have responded to the twin challenges of globalisation and industrial restructuring. Through a series of unique case studies the contributing authors discuss how these economies, and in particular the SME sector, can be transformed. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  6. Innovation, Agglomeration and Regional Competition

    Innovation, Agglomeration and Regional Competition

    Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Börje Johansson, Roger R. Stough
    This book provides a state-of-the-art overview of current research on regional competition and co-operation. Developing our current understanding of the new role of regions and their behaviour, this book addresses questions such as: How and why do regions compete? How does competition between border regions operate? Which regions are successful and which regions fail? What are the implications of regional competition in terms of resource allocation, the location of economic activities and the distribution of incomes? The book illuminates a number of critical theoretical end empirical issues relating to the competitive and cooperative nature of regions, as well as highlighting a number of new case studies from a variety of countries. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 194.00   Web: $ 174.60
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  7. Entrepreneurship and Innovations in Functional Regions

    Entrepreneurship and Innovations in Functional Regions

    Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Roger R. Stough, Borje Johansson
    In recent decades, the world has witnessed the emergence of a global knowledge economy in which functional regions increasingly play a role as independent and dynamic market places. These are integrated with other functional regions by means of flows of information, knowledge, and commodities. This contemporary and illuminating book provides a state-of-the-art overview of current research on innovation and entrepreneurship in functional regions. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 170.00   Web: $ 153.00
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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