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Economic Strategies for Mature Industrial Economies

Edited by Peter Karl Kresl, Charles P. Vaughan Professor of Economics (Emeritus), Bucknell University, US and President, Global Urban Competitiveness Project
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.
Extent: 304 pp
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Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 978 1 84980 404 2
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Regional Economics
  • Urban and Regional Studies
  • Cities
  • Regional Economics
  • Urban Economics
The global economy has transformed during the last few decades. Though the changes have benefited some, many mature industrial economies (MIEs) have not been treated well by the changes they have seen and have been forced to adapt to dramatically changed 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.

The analyses address issues such as local, state and federal governance, aging populations, inter-city cooperation and loss of dominant firms. Additionally, the authors discuss policy issues such as industrial tourism, the roles of education, knowledge and culture, and repositioning a region’s place in the global economy. The volume also includes an empirical estimation of the competitiveness of major cities. The contributors to this book hold that it is possible for the overwhelming majority of MIEs to shape their policy in such a way that many of the objectives that will yield the most prosperity will fall within their reach. In that spirit, this book offers the elements for generating economic strategies for mature industrial economies.

Suggesting frontier polices to help cities chart a course for future developmental success, this stimulating work is ideally suited to economists, policymakers, city planners, students and scholars of business, economics, urban studies and public policy, and all those concerned with creating equity for the cities of tomorrow.
Contributors: C. Berger, R.X. Feng, G. Hirsch, D. Ietri, P.K. Kresl, W.F. Lever, M. Lucchini, D.J. Maurrasse, S. Mollica, P. Ni, A. Otgaar, S. Sassen, J. Shen, J. Sobrino, D.-G. Tremblay, L. van den Berg
Contents:

1. Introduction
Peter Karl Kresl

2. Global Competitiveness and the Role of Higher Education/Community Partnerships
David J. Maurrasse

3. Montreal’s Technological and Cultural Clusters Strategy: The Case of the Multimedia, and Film and Audiovisual Production
Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay

4. The Knowledge Base, Research and Development and Regional Economic Policy: The US and UK Experience
William F. Lever

5. Government and Governance – How to Build and Sustain a Consistent Focus: The Case of Three Italian Cities
Stefano Mollica, Marco Lucchini and Giovanna Hirsch

6. Economic Structure and Business Organization in the Central Region of Mexico
Jaime Sobrino

7. Cooperation and Competition Between Cities: Urban Development Strategies in Hong Kong and Shenzhen
Jianfa Shen

8. A City Loses its Major Industry – What Does it Do? The Case of Turin
Daniele Ietri

9. Northeastern US Cities and Global Urban Competitiveness
Ni Pengfei

10. Industrial Tourism: Opportunities for City and Enterprise
Leo van den Berg, Alexander Otgaar, Christian Berger and Rachel Xiang Feng

11. An Aging Population and the Economic Vitality of Pennsylvania’s Cities and Towns
Peter Karl Kresl

12. The Repositioning of Cities and Urban Regions in a Global Economy
Saskia Sassen

Index