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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Planning History and Methodology

    Planning History and Methodology

    Edited by Michael Wegener, Kenneth Button, Peter Nijkamp
    Planning as deliberate preparation for future action is as old as human history. Agricultural land allocation and cities were always planned, as were military warfare and defence. With the growing complexity of society in the 19th century, however, planning became a discipline and profession. Since then, not only has the perception of planning and its role in society undergone significant change, but its instruments and methods have also evolved. This collection of classic papers by leading individuals of their day reflects how thinking about planning has changed over time. It also includes seminal papers on the methodology of planning to show how sophisticated techniques have been developed to meet the diverse demands of planning in a rapidly changing world. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 245.00   Web: $ 220.50
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. The Growth of Cities

    The Growth of Cities

    Edited by Zoltán J. Ács
    To understand why some regions grow and others stagnate, we need to understand the interactions between economic growth, economic geography and the economics of innovation. Each of these individual approaches has strengths and weaknesses, but when integrated it is possible, as evidenced by this volume, to develop an appropriate model of technology-led regional economic development. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 350.00   Web: $ 315.00
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Smart Growth and Climate Change

    Smart Growth and Climate Change

    Edited by Matthias Ruth
    This invaluable book brings together two strands of applied research that to date have only been carried out in isolation from each other – ‘smart growth’ research and research into adaptation to climate change and variability. Both entail similar concerns, draw on complementary modelling tools and are concerned with bridging the gaps that may exist between science and engineering stakeholder interests and policy implementation. By providing theory, models and case studies from North America, Oceania and Europe this books helps to create synergies between the two research strands, reconcile differences and provide insights and possible future direction for decision makers at national and local levels. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 176.00   Web: $ 158.40
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  14. 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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  15. New East Asian Regionalism

    New East Asian Regionalism

    Edited by Charles Harvie, Fukunari Kimura, Hyun-Hoon Lee
    East Asian countries – currently the most dynamic region of the global economy – have recently pursued trade liberalization through the adoption of various forms of bilateral and plurilateral Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). The book explores the key issues and possible outcomes arising from this departure from the region’s traditional multilateral approach to trade liberalization. Implications of this new approach for the region as a whole, and key participating individual economies and blocs of economies, are emphasized. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  16. 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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  17. Spatial Economics

    Spatial Economics

    Edited by Masahisa Fujita
    This authoritative two-volume collection presents a selection of seminal articles investigating the spatial aspect of economic processes and development. Special attention is given to the economics of agglomeration and examining the fundamental issue of the formation and concentration of economic activity in geographical space. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 476.00   Web: $ 428.40
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  18. Regions, Land Consumption and Sustainable Growth

    Regions, Land Consumption and Sustainable Growth

    Edited by Oedzge Atzema, Piet Rietveld, Daniel Shefer
    This book provides an in-depth investigation of the role of the private and public sectors in land markets and regional economics, and explores the reasons behind government intervention in the interests of sustainable growth. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  19. Industrial Clusters and Inter-Firm Networks

    Industrial Clusters and Inter-Firm Networks

    Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Börje Johansson, Roger R. Stough
    This book provides a state-of-the-art overview of spatial industrial clusters and inter-firm networks. Given the prevailing political belief that clusters can be a major vehicle for economic development and growth, it is important to have a sound understanding of clusters and how they emerge, grow, eventually stagnate and disappear. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 212.00   Web: $ 190.80
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  20. Regional Economies as Knowledge Laboratories

    Regional Economies as Knowledge Laboratories

    Edited by Philip Cooke, Andrea Piccaluga
    Today, the study of regions is central to academic analysis and policy deliberation on how to respond to the rise of the knowledge economy. Regional Economies as Knowledge Laboratories illustrates how newer types of regional analysis – utilising scientometrics, knowledge services measures and university networks, and concepts such as knowledge life cycles, experimental knowledge creation, and knowledge ethics – are leading to a perception that regional economies increasingly resemble knowledge laboratories. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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