Innovation, Agglomeration and Regional Competition (New Horizons in Regional Science Series)

Innovation, Agglomeration and Regional Competition (New Horizons in Regional Science Series)

By: Roger R. Stough (editor), Borje Johansson (editor), Charlie Karlsson (editor)Hardback

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This book provides a state-of-the-art overview of current research on regional competition and co-operation. Developing our current understanding of the new role of regions and their behaviour, this book addresses 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? The book illuminates a number of critical theoretical end empirical issues relating to the competitive and cooperative nature of regions, as well as highlighting a number of new case studies from a variety of countries. The book will be a useful enhancement to undergraduate and post-graduate courses in economics, economic geography, regional science, regional planning, business administration, and international and industrial management. It will also be an invaluable guidance tool for researchers, consultants and policy makers in international organizations such as the EU, the World Bank and the OECD.

About Author

Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Professor Emeritus of the Economics of Technological Change, Joenkoeping International Business School, Joenkoeping University and Professor Emeritus, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Boerje Johansson, Professor of Economics, Joenkoeping International Business School, Joenkoeping University, Joenkoeping and Director, CESIS (Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies), Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden and Roger R. Stough, School of Policy, Government and International Affairs, George Mason University, US


Contents: Preface Introduction: The Rise of Regions: Innovation, Agglomeration and Regional Competition Boerje Johansson, Charlie Karlsson and Roger R. Stough PART I: INNOVATION, AGGLOMERATION AND LOCATION 1. Regional Interaction and Economic Diversity: Exploring the Role of Geographically Overlapping Markets for a Municipality's Diversity in Retail and Durables Martin Andersson and Johan Klaesson 2. Regions in Competition and Cooperation: Opportunities for Cross-Border Collaboration in Support of Irish Micro-Enterprises Jim Bell, Denise Crossan, Patrick Ibbotson and Fred Scharf 3. Ownership, Succession and Entrepreneurship in an Ageing Society: Is There a Transition Problem? Per-Olof Bjuggren and Daniel Wiberg 4. Telecommunications and Regional Disparities in an Era of Globalization: From Conceptual Issues to Measurable Policy Impacts Roberta Capello 5. Spatial Policies, Planning and Urban Competitiveness: The Particular Case of London Paul Cheshire 6. Regional R&D Outsourcing in Bioscientific Industries Philip Cooke 7. Towards New European Peripheries? Juan R. Cuadrado-Roura 8. Elements of a Knowledge Network Learning Model Kingsley E. Haynes and Hiroyuki Shibusawa PART II: REGIONAL COMPETITION 9. Is Competition Between Regions Welfare-Increasing? Gerhard C. Geerdink and Peter J. Stauvermann 10. Accessibility to R&D and Patent Production Urban Grasjoe 11. Location of New Industries: The ICT Sector 1990-2000 Boerje Johansson and Thomas Paulsson 12. Agency Control Mechanisms and Innovative Effort Raquel Ortega-Argiles, Rosina Moreno and Jordi Surinach Caralt 13. Science-based Regional Development in a Small Region: Scope of Collective Action for Regional Governments Knut Koschatzky 14. Agglomeration Economies and Firm Growth: Testing for Spatial Externalities in the Dutch ICT Industry Frank G. van Oort and Erik Stam 15. Competition and Cooperation in Economic Development Among Local Jurisdictions in a Large Urban Area Roger R. Stough, Rajendra Kulkarni and Jean H.P. Paelinck Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781845425265
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9781845425265
  • ISBN10: 184542526X

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