Technological Change and Mature Industrial Regions: Firms, Knowledge and Policy (New Horizons in Regional Science Series)

Technological Change and Mature Industrial Regions: Firms, Knowledge and Policy (New Horizons in Regional Science Series)

By: Philip McCann (editor), Odile E.M. Janne (editor), Mahtab A. Farshchi (editor)Hardback

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Technological Change and Mature Industrial Regions explicitly adopts an inter-disciplinary approach to analysing the structural transformation of mature regions. The major focus of the book is from an economics perspective, but it also employs sociological analyses, business history approaches and technological analyses. It critically considers the identification and development of regional capabilities and regional policy initiatives for mature industrial areas in the context of globalisation and technological change. Specific cases from a range of different countries help to distinguish which aspects of mature regions' technology, knowledge or structure are region-specific, and which are more generally applicable to mature industrial regions throughout the world. The book will prove to be invaluable for academic researchers as well as government and policy communities.

About Author

Edited by Mahtab A. Farshchi, Senior Lecturer In Building Surveying, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing. Kingston University, Odile E.M. Janne, Lecturer in Management, Birkbeck College, University of London and Philip McCann, Professor of Urban and Regional Economics, University of Sheffield, UK


Contents: PART I: MATURE REGIONS: TECHNOLOGY, SOCIETY AND INDUSTRIAL STRUCTURE 1. The Problems of Mature Regions: An Introduction and Overview Mahtab Akhavan Farshchi, Odile E.M. Janne and Philip McCann 2. Regional Capabilities and Industrial Regeneration Nick von Tunzelmann 3. Multinational Firms and Technological Innovation: The `Global Versus Local' Challenge Simona Iammarino, Odile E.M. Janne and Philip McCann 4. Interdependence Among the Brazilian States: An Input-Output Approach Fernando Salgueiro Perobelli, Eduardo Amaral Haddad and Edson Paulo Domingues 5. The Changing Structure of Trade and Interdependence in a Mature Economy: The US Midwest Geoffrey J.D. Hewings and John B. Parr 6. Mature Industries and Declining Regions: An Analysis of the Spanish Case Josep-Maria Arauzo-Carod and Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal PART II: MATURE REGION-INDUSTRY CASE STUDIES 7. Birmingham's Marshallian Knowledge: A Constraining Geo-Historical Context for Domestic Saloon Manufacturers? Peter Clark 8. Life After Longbridge? Crisis and Restructuring in the West Midlands Auto Cluster David Bailey and Seiji Kobayashi 9. Massachusetts Medical Devices: Leveraging the Region's Capabilities Michael H. Best 10. Economic Restructuring, Regional `Visioning' and the Role of Universities: The Outcomes of an Automobile Plant Closure in Southern Adelaide, Australia Andrew Beer and Holli Thomas 11. Maturity or Decline of Italian Industrial Districts Ivana Paniccia 12. Knowledge Spillovers and Industrial Transformation: The West Midlands and Saxony Automotive Clusters Odile E.M. Janne and Mahtab Akhavan Farshchi PART III: REGIONAL POLICY AND MATURE INDUSTRIAL REGIONS 13. A Cost-Benefit Approach to the Assessment of Regional Policy J. Kim Swales 14. Regional Policies in Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom: A Shift in Paradigm? Ilaria Mariotti 15. Innovation Policy After the `Celtic Tiger' Declan Jordan and Eoin O'Leary 16. Grants and the Location of Foreign Direct Investment: Evidence from the UK Regions Colin Wren and Jonathan Jones 17. Cluster Policy Implementation and Evaluation in Slovenia: Lessons from a Transition Economy Anja Cotic Svetina, Marko Jaklic and Hugo Zagorsek 18. Lagging Regions and Policy Options: The Case of Greece in the European Context Yannis Psycharis and George Petrakos Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781847200891
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9781847200891
  • ISBN10: 1847200893

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