New Directions in Regional Economic Development / Edition 1

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The emphasis of this book lies on emerging hypotheses, new methods and theoretic developments in the field of regional economic development. A further amplification is provided with a diverse set of cases extending this new way of thinking at the theory and methods level into policy and practice. The case studies range from a focus on Europe, Central and East Asia and North America. Considerable emphasis is laid on the role of entrepreneurship and innovation as drivers of economic growth and development on the sub-national regional level.

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“This book provides an evaluation of new directions in regional economic development, particularly the role of entrepreneurship and innovation as drivers of economic growth and development on the sub-national regional level. … volume contains many useful contributions embracing a variety of theories and practice in innovation and regional dynamics, which are ambitious both in scope and content. … This volume would be recommended for scholars in any discipline interested in the innovation dimension of regional economics. The chapters are all theoretically and methodologically rigorous.” (Xinyue Ye, Regional Studies, Vol. 45 (4), April, 2011)

“Explores the various facets of knowledge creation in the regional context. The authors of its 21 chapters address topics as diverse as the economics of creativity, entrepreneurial cities, patents and knowledge spillovers, memes, network and traffic flows, infrastructure in the regional production function, R&D location, and innovation fields. … It would be useful to follow up studies of this sort to discern how knowledge-based geographic clusters evolve through the usual product cycle … . a lovely testimonial to Professor Johansson’s influential work in regional science.” (Gordon Mulligan, Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 51 (2), 2011)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642010163
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Advances in Spatial Science Series
  • Edition description: 2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 415
  • Sales rank: 1,221,579
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Innovation, Dynamic Regions and Regional Dynamics.- The Pure Theory of Spatial Markets.- Smith-Ricardo Specialization in the Presence of Tiring Effects.- Dynamics of Innovation Fields with Endogenous Heterogeneity of People.- Economics of Creativity.-Simple Memes and Complex Cultural Dynamics.- The Fashioning of Dynamic Competitive Advantage of Entrepreneurial Cities: Role of Social and Political Entrepreneurship.- The Social Capital of Regional Dynamics: A Policy Perspective.- Identifying Hidden Order in Traffic Flows Using Approximate Entropy.- Regional Input-Output with Endogenous Internal and External Network Flows.- Regional Unemployment and Welfare Effects of the EU Transport Policies: Recent Results from an Applied General Equilibrium Model.- Infrastructure Productivity with a Long Persistent Effect.- Science Parks and Local Knowledge Creation: A Conceptual Approach and an Empirical Analysis in Two Italian Realities.- The Low Participation of Urban Migrant Entrepreneurs: Reasons and Perceptions of Weak Institutional Embeddedness.- The Location of Industry R&D and the Location of University R&D - How Are They Related?- Growing Urban GDP or Attracting people? Different Causes, Different Consequences.- Urban-Rural Development in Sweden.- Patents, Patent Citations and the Geography of Knowledge Spillovers in Europe.- Co-Authorship Networks in Development of Solar Cell Technology - International and Regional Knowledge Interaction.- Off-Shoring of Work and London's Sustainability as an International Financial Centre.- The Genesis and Evolution of the Skholm Music Cluster.

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