This book provides a state-of-the-art overview of current research on regional competition and co-operation. It attempts to fully develop the current understanding of the new role of regions and their behaviour, addressing questions such as how and why do regions compete? How does competition between border regions operate? Which regions are successful and which regions fail? What are the implications of regional competition in terms of resource allocation, the location of economic activities and the distribution of incomes between regions?
Contents:1. Regional Interaction and Economic Diversity - Exploring the Role of Geographically Overlapping Markets for a Municipality's Diversity in Retail and DurablesMartin Andersson and Johan Klaesson2. Regions in Competition and Co-operation: Opportunities for Cross-Border Collaboration in Support of Irish Micro-EnterprisesJim Bell, Denise Crossan, Patrick Ibbotson and Fred Scharf3. Ownership, Succession and Entrepreneurship in an Aging Society: Is There a Transition Problem?Per-Olof Bjuggren and Daniel Wiberg4. Telecommunications and Regional Disparities in an Era of Globalisation: From Conceptual Issues to Measurable Policy ImpactsRoberta Capello5. Spatial Policies, Planning and Urban Competitiveness: The Particular Case of LondonPaul Cheshire6. Regional R&D Outsourcing in Bioscientific IndustriesPhilip Cooke7. Towards New European Peripheries?Juan R. Cuadrado-Roura8. Elements of a Knowledge Network Learning ModelKingsley E. Haynes and Hiroyuki Shibusawa9. Is Competition Between Regions Welfare Increasing?Gerhard C. Geerdink and Peter J. Stauvermann10. Accessibility to R&D and Patent ProductionUrban Grasjo11. Location of New Industries: The ICT Sector 1990-2000Borje Johansson and Thomas Paulsson12. Agency Control Mechanisms and Innovative EffortRaquel Ortega-Argiles, Rosina Moreno and Jordi Suri?ach Caralt13. Science-based Regional Development in a Small Region - Scope of Collective Action for Regional GovernmentsKnut Koschatzky14. Agglomeration Economics and Firm Growth: Testing for Spatial Externalities in the Dutch ICT IndustryFrank G. van Oort and Erik Stam15. Competition and Cooperation in Economic Development Among Local Jurisdictions in a Large Urban AreaRoger R. Stough, Rajendra Kulkarni and Jean H.P. Paelinck
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