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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. The Politics and Economics of Regional Transfers

    The Politics and Economics of Regional Transfers

    Fabio Padovano
    Which programmes of income redistribution across jurisdictions are likely to be chosen in democratic countries and why? How does the degree of government centralization affect these choices? How does redistribution of income across regions interact with the migration of factors of production? Do these processes reinforce or do they obstruct each other, and why? This book tries to answer these questions and others related to the issue of income redistribution across states and regions. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  5. Agglomeration, Technology and Business Groups

    Agglomeration, Technology and Business Groups

    Giulio Cainelli, Donato Iacobucci
    Agglomeration, Technology and Business Groups critically reviews the reasons for the creation of business groups and examines their main characteristics. It also explores the way in which structural variables influence their internal organization. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. The Dynamics of Chinese Regional Development

    The Dynamics of Chinese Regional Development

    Jane Golley
    This book surveys the competing, or sometimes complementary, roles of the state and the market in shaping China’s pattern of regional development during the Communist era. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  9. The Dynamics of Regional Development

    The Dynamics of Regional Development

    Edited by Arsenio M. Balisacan, Hal Hill
    A decade and a half since the Philippines embarked on a major program of decentralization, the authors of this book have undertaken a detailed examination of all aspects of the nation’s regional dynamics and policies. Their analysis extends to comparable experiences in East Asia, particularly China and Indonesia. The lessons of this book are relevant not only for an audience interested in the Philippines – a large developing nation with a population soon to exceed 100 million people – but also for many other developing countries now embarking on decentralization programs. The book therefore has broad international appeal. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 208.00   Web: $ 187.20
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Industrial Agglomeration and New Technologies

    Industrial Agglomeration and New Technologies

    Edited by Masatsugo Tsuji, Emanuelo Giovannetti, Mitsuhiro Kagami
    This book, a collaborative effort by researchers from Japan, Italy and the USA, seeks to explore the reasons for industrial clustering in certain regions of Asia, Europe and North America. The studies presented illustrate real examples of industrial clusters, adding anecdotal evidence to the emerging theory of economic geography by exemplifying the centripetal and centrifugal forces that regulate the clustering process. The authors examine clusters in a diverse set of countries including China, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, the USA and Vietnam. Significantly, the book provides an interesting split between studies of IT and software-related industries, and more traditional sectors, such as steel and vehicle manufacturing. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 184.00   Web: $ 165.60
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  13. 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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  14. Networks in the Innovation Process

    Networks in the Innovation Process

    Holger Graf
    Innovation has long been regarded as an interactive process between heterogeneous actors and as a crucial factor in local and regional development. This timely and significant book focuses on the interactions existing within local networks, providing a theoretical foundation to interactive processes as well as a methodological toolkit for the analysis of innovation from a regional perspective. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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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. Entrepreneurship, Investment and Spatial Dynamics

    Entrepreneurship, Investment and Spatial Dynamics

    Edited by Peter Nijkamp, Ronald L. Moomaw, Iulia Traistaru-Siedschlag
    Enlargement of the EU increases economic diversity and inequality between countries and regions, making cohesion difficult. This book attempts to provide a deeper understanding of the interaction between investment, knowledge spillovers and entrepreneurship; a crucial factor in reducing the economic disparity caused by the geographic expansion of the EU. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Global Regionalization

    Global Regionalization

    Edited by H. S. Geyer
    Global Regionalization examines the astonishing political and economic changes that have completely reshaped the political geography of certain regions during the past fifteen years. It deals with the concept of global bloc formation, examining the impacts that changing political-economic conditions and relationships in and between nations have on demographic and economic flows. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 151.00   Web: $ 135.90
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  20. 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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