Knowledge and Networks in a Dynamic Economy: Festschrift in Honor of Ake E. Andersson

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Ake E.Andersson has always been intellectually on the move. He has selected his own track through the academic system and has formed a school of thought which has brought him international recognition. The cornerstones of his scientific interest are welfare analysis, regional economic dynamics and human capital theory. For his excellent achievements on dynamic analysis in the field of regional economics and regional planning he received the Japanese Honda Prize in 1995. This book provides a sample of the broad ...

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Overview

Ake E.Andersson has always been intellectually on the move. He has selected his own track through the academic system and has formed a school of thought which has brought him international recognition. The cornerstones of his scientific interest are welfare analysis, regional economic dynamics and human capital theory. For his excellent achievements on dynamic analysis in the field of regional economics and regional planning he received the Japanese Honda Prize in 1995. This book provides a sample of the broad ranging research of Ake E.Andersson. Here some of his friends and colleagues have contributed to give various examples from the growing research field "Knowledge and Networks in a Dynamic Economy" in which he has been a great inspiration and in which he has contributed as part of his prodigious output.

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  • ISBN-13: 9783540642459
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 431

Table of Contents

Biosketch and Scientific Contribution 1936-1996 3
An Outline of the Volume 8
Commonalities, Regional Science and the Future - A Septuagenerian Perspective 15
Decision Making and Optimization in Regional Planning 25
Putting Some Life Into the System 41
Simulations in Decision Making for Socio-technical Systems 59
Minimal Complexity and Maximal Decentralization 83
An Arrow's Theorem Perspective on Networks 107
Dynamics of International Financial Networks: Modeling, Stability Analysis, and Computation 119
Price and Nonprice Competition in Oligopoly With Scaling of Characteristics 151
A Schloss Laxenburg Model of Product Cycle Dynamics 181
Gradient Dynamics in Webrian Location Theory 221
Human Contacts in, Knowledge Society: An Analytical Perspective 237
Education, Job Requirements, and Commuting: An Analysis of Network Flows 261
Informative Contests and the Efficient Selection of Agents 273
Scientific Collaboration as Spatial Interaction 287
On Confucius - A Way of Chinese Thinking on Values and Institutions 293
Co-Evolutionary Learning on Networks 311
Modeling Adopters' Behaviour in Information Technology Systems: A Multi-Actor Approach 333
A Game-Theoretic Analysis of Interdependent Transportation Investment Projects 357
Roadway Incident Analysis with a Dynamic User-Optimal Route Choice Model 371
Transportation in Knowledge Society 391
List of Contributors 419
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