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Entrepreneurship, Investment and Spatial Dynamics

Lessons and Implications for an Enlarged EU Edited by 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, Ronald L. Moomaw, Spears School of Business, College of Business Administration, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, US and Iulia Traistaru-Siedschlag, Head, Centre for International Macroeconomic Analysis, The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Dublin, Ireland and Senior Fellow, Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI), University of Bonn, Germany
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.
Extent: 256 pp
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Publication Date: 2006
ISBN: 978 1 84542 451 0
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Economics of Entrepreneurship
  • Regional Economics
  • Urban and Regional Studies
  • Regional Economics
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.

The book offers new empirical evidence regarding the spatial dimension of investment, entrepreneurship and knowledge spillovers, and features both individual and cross-country analyses. FDI in accession countries is examined, as is the effect of EU integration on own-country investment. Innovative methodologies and unique new models are then used to provide lessons and policy implications for economic growth prospects in the recently enlarged EU.

Researchers and policy makers working in the fields of entrepreneurship, innovation, economic growth, economic integration and regional development will find this book to be of great interest. It will also be warmly welcomed by students and academics with an interest in European studies, international economics and regional and urban economics.
Contributors: U. Brixy, V. Burke, A. Cieslik, D.L. Constantin, R.A. Fleming, S. Köse, M. Lescevica, R.L. Moomaw, M. Niese, P. Nijkamp, F. Pusterla, M. Ryan, E.A. Scorsone, M. Somov, B. Toth, I. Traistaru-Siedschlag, M. van Geenhuizen, H. Vergil
Contents:

Preface

PART I: OVERVIEW
1. Spatial Patterns of Entrepreneurship and Investment: Lessons and Implications for the Enlarged European Union
Peter Nijkamp, Ronald L. Moomaw and Iulia Traistaru-Siedschlag

PART II: INVESTMENT
2. Foreign Direct Investments in EU Accession Countries: A Case Study on Hungary
Peter Nijkamp and Balint Toth

3. European Integration and Japanese Direct Investment in the Central and East European Countries
Andrzej Cieslik and Michael Ryan

4. Foreign Direct Investment Profitability: EU Firms in Romania
Fazia Pusterla

5. Financial Integration of Investment Performance in the European Union
Hasan Vergil

PART III: ENTREPRENEURSHIP
6. The Determinants of Regional Differences in New Firm Formation in Western Germany
Udo Brixy and Michael Niese

7. Rural Entrepreneurship Success Determinants
Maira Lescevica

8. The Role of Socioeconomic Factors in Entrepreneurship Development: A Country Level Analysis
Eric A. Scorsone, Ronald A. Fleming, Margarita Somov and Victoria Burke

PART IV: REGIONAL SPILLOVERS
9. SMEs and Territorial Networks: The Emerging Framework in Romania
Daniela Luminita Constantin

10. Research and Development, Knowledge Spillovers and Regional Growth in Europe
Seyit Köse and Ronald L. Moomaw

11. Foreign Direct Investment and Learning Regions in Central and Eastern Europe
Marina van Geenhuizen and Peter Nijkamp

Index