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Endogenous Regional Development

Perspectives, Measurement and Empirical Investigation Edited by Robert Stimson, University of Melbourne, Australia, Roger R. Stough, School of Policy, Government and International Affairs, George Mason University, US and Peter Nijkamp, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands and the Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza din Iasi, Iasi, Romania
Increasingly, endogenous factors and processes are being emphasized as drivers in regional economic development and growth. This 15 chapter book is unique in that it commences by presenting five disciplinary takes on endogenous development from the perspectives of economics, geography, sociology, planning and organizational management.
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Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 978 1 84980 456 1
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Regional Economics
  • Urban and Regional Studies
  • Regional Economics
Increasingly, endogenous factors and processes are being emphasized as drivers in regional economic development and growth. This 15 chapter book is unique in that it commences by presenting five disciplinary takes on endogenous development from the perspectives of economics, geography, sociology, planning and organizational management.

Several chapters demonstrate how researchers have developed operational models to investigate the roles played by endogenous factors in regional economic development, including the role of entrepreneurial rents. Further chapters provide empirical investigations of endogenous factors in regional development at various levels of spatial scale – from the supra-region to the nation, city and small town – and in a variety of situational settings, including the European Union, Asia and Australia.

The book is an invaluable up-to-date resource for researchers and students in regional science, and regional economic development and planning.
‘The region-specific nature of economic success matters in urban and rural regions alike, as this volume illustrates with a wide-ranging set of theoretical perspectives and empirical studies. The authors in this collection provide fresh ideas and new insights into a concept “endogenous development” that remains central to understanding regional development.’
– Ed Malecki, The Ohio State University, US
Contributors: Z.J. Acs, T. Arita, E.J. Blakely, K. Button, R. Camagni, R. Capello, T. Clower, D. Constantin, G. Dragan, Z. Goschin, J. Heineman-Pieper, C. Iguchi, J.F. Martin, P. McCann, P. Nijkamp, P. Plummer, A. Robson, M. Sanders, R.J. Stimson, R.R. Stough, M. Taylor, T. Thatchenkery, F. Vanclay
Contents:

Preface
Robert Stimson, Roger Stough and Peter Nijkamp

1. Endogenous Regional Development
Robert Stimson, Roger Stough and Peter Nijkamp

2. The Economist’s Perspective on Regional Endogenous Development
Kenneth Button

3. Endogenous Regional Theory: A Geographer’s Perspective and Interpretation
Michael Taylor and Paul Plummer

4. Endogenous Rural Development from a Sociological Perspective
Frank Vanclay

5. Rural, Urban or Regional Endogenous Development as the Core Concept in the Planning Profession
Edward Blakely

6. Diversity and Endogeny in Regional Development: Applying Appreciative Intelligence
Tojo Thatchenkery and Jessica Heineman-Pieper

7. An Exploratory Approach to Model Determinants of Endogenous Regional Growth Performance
Robert Stimson and Roger Stough

8. A Theory of Entrepreneurial Rents in Endogenous Growth: Implications for Regional Innovation Policies
Zoltan Acs and Mark Sanders

9. Foreign Direct Investment, Knowledge Assets and the Economic Geography of Growth in the Asian BRIICS Countries
Tomokazu Arita, Chie Iguchi and Philip McCann

10. Implications of European Union Structural Assistance to New Member States on Regional Disparities: The Question of Absorption Capacity
Daniela Constantin, Zizi Goschin and Gabriela Dragan

11. Macroeconomic and Territorial Policies for Regional Competitiveness: Theory and Empirical Evidence from the EU
Roberto Camagni and Roberta Capello

12. Endogenous Employment Growth and Decline in Australian Capital City Statistical Divisions
Alistair Robson

13. A Case Study Approach to Investigating Local Development Initiatives in Rural Small Towns in Victoria
John Martin

14. Economic Development Incentives and the Measurement of Local Endogenous Growth: Is There a Need for Modeling Adjustment?
Terry Clower

15. Regional Growth and Development Theories Revisited
Roberta Capello and Peter Nijkamp

Index