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Competitiveness, Localised Learning and Regional Development

Specialization and Prosperity in Small Open Economies

By Heikki Eskelinen, Ingjaldur Hannibalsson, Anders Malmberg, Peter Maskell, Eirik Vatne

Foreword by Michael Storper

Routledge – 2002 – 272 pages

Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

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    978-0-415-15428-4
    December 25th 1997

Description

Drawing on a rich literature and case study material from selected industries, and elaborating on key concepts such as firms and competencies, industries and industrial systems, and competitiveness and prosperity, this book sets out to answer three broad research questions:

* What is competition about in today's economy?

* Why do geographical areas (local milieus, cities, regions, countries) specialize in particular types of economic activity, and why do patterns of specialization, once in place tend to be so tremendously durable?

* How can high-cost regions in general and small industrialized countries in particular sustain competitiveness and prosperity in an increasingly globally integrated world economy?

This book points the way out of a dilemma created by recent industrial theory and policy: is it possible for countries which are not destined to be leading high-tech powers to take advantage of the current conjuncture of increasingly open-markets.

Name: Competitiveness, Localised Learning and Regional Development: Specialization and Prosperity in Small Open Economies (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Heikki Eskelinen, Ingjaldur Hannibalsson, Anders Malmberg, Peter Maskell, Eirik VatneForeword by Michael Storper. Drawing on a rich literature and case study material from selected industries, and elaborating on key concepts such as firms and competencies, industries and industrial systems, and competitiveness and prosperity, this book sets out to answer three broad...
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