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Regions and Cities

Series Editor: Gillian Bristow, Maryann Feldman, Gernot Grabher, Ron Martin, Martin Perry

In today’s globalised, knowledge-driven and networked world, regions and cities have assumed heightened significance as the interconnected nodes of economic, social and cultural production, and as sites of new modes of economic governance and policy experimentation. This book series brings together incisive and critically engaged international and interdisciplinary research on this resurgence of regions and cities, and should be of interest to geographers, economists, sociologists, political scientists and cultural scholars, as well as to policy-makers involved in regional and urban development.

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31-40 of 74 results in Regions and Cities
  1. Innovation Governance in an Open Economy

    Shaping Regional Nodes in a Globalized World

    Edited by Annika Rickne, Staffan Laestadius, Henry Etzkowitz

    Series: Regions and Cities

    In an increasingly globalised world, paradoxically regional innovation clusters have moved to the forefront of attention as a strategy for economic and social development. Transcending international success cases, like Silicon Valley and Route 128, as sources of lessons, successful high tech...

    Published April 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  2. Controversies in Local Economic Development

    Stories, strategies, solutions

    By Martin Perry

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Efforts to promote the economic development of individual localities engage the attention of academics, students and professionals. Many such analysts argue that competitive advantage can be fostered within local economies, complimenting the advent of a more globalised economy. Intensified efforts...

    Published April 15th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Business Networks in Clusters and Industrial Districts

    The Governance of the Global Value Chain

    Edited by Fiorenza Belussi, Alessia Sammarra

    Series: Regions and Cities

    During the 1980s the Marshallian concept of industrial district (ID) became widely popular due to the resurgence of interest in the reasons that make the agglomeration of specialised industries a territorial phenomenon worth being analysed. The analysis of clusters and IDs has often been limited,...

    Published March 28th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Complex Adaptive Innovation Systems

    Relatedness and Transversality in the Evolving Region

    By Philip Cooke

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Leading up to the financial crisis of 2008 and onwards, the shortcomings of traditional models of regional economic and environmental development had become increasingly evident. Rooted in the idea that ‘policy’ is an encumbrance to free markets, the stress on supply-side smoothing measures such as...

    Published March 20th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Creative Regions

    Technology, Culture and Knowledge Entrepreneurship

    Edited by Philip Cooke, Dafna Schwartz

    Series: Regions and Cities

    This unique book focuses on regional creativity, analysing the different factors that can affect creativity and innovation process within regions in the knowledge economy. Approaching creativity from technological, organizational and regional viewpoints, it attempts to break down the influence of...

    Published March 13th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Promoting Silicon Valleys in Latin America

    Lessons from Costa Rica

    By Luciano Ciravegna

    Series: Regions and Cities

    The spectacular economic performance of China, East Asia and India during the last ten years has ignited some profound changes in the world economy. The share of global demand, investments, trade and production of the traditional industrialized powers, the US, Europe and Japan, has gradually yet...

    Published March 12th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Creating Knowledge Locations in Cities

    Innovation and Integration Challenges

    By Willem van Winden, Luis de Carvalho, Erwin van Tuijl, Jeroen van Haaren, Leo van den Berg

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Based on a clear and comprehensive literature review, this book contains an analysis of five knowledge locations in Europe and one in South Korea. The case studies in the book cover several European countries (Ireland, Finland, Germany, Spain, The Netherlands). The cases are well grounded in the...

    Published February 27th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Regional Development in Northern Europe

    Peripherality, Marginality and Border Issues

    Edited by Mike Danson, Peter de Souza

    Series: Regions and Cities

    This book draws on work from across northern Europe and is parallel and complementary to the network itself. By establishing an intellectual and practically orientated framework and platform, and by bringing together contributions defining the state-of-the-art and potential development paths in the...

    Published February 6th 2012 by Routledge

  9. China and Europe

    The Implications of the Rise of China for European Space

    Edited by Klaus Kunzmann, Willy A Schmid, Martina Koll-Schretzenmayr

    Series: Regions and Cities

    What are the likely long-term implications of this shift to Asia for the cities and regions of Europe? To just ‘wait and see’ cannot be the response, nor the hope that the attractiveness of Asia will diminish over time and that the economic growth will slow down. Will Europe be able to retain its...

    Published December 14th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Just Growth

    Inclusion and Prosperity in America's Metropolitan Regions

    By Chris Benner, Manuel Pastor

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Breaking new ground in its innovative blend of quantitative and qualitative methods, the book essentially argues that another sort of growth is indeed possible. While offering specific insights for regional leaders and analysts of metropolitan areas, the authors also draw a broader – and quite...

    Published December 14th 2011 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Regional Development in Northern Europe: Peripherality, Marginality and Border Issues
    Edited by Mike Danson, Peter de Souza
    To Be Published April 24th 2014
  2. Creating Knowledge Locations in Cities: Innovation and Integration Challenges
    By Willem van Winden, Luis de Carvalho, Erwin van Tuijl, Jeroen van Haaren, Leo van den Berg
    To Be Published April 24th 2014
  3. Promoting Silicon Valleys in Latin America: Lessons from Costa Rica
    By Luciano Ciravegna
    To Be Published April 24th 2014
  4. Complex Adaptive Innovation Systems: Relatedness and Transversality in the Evolving Region
    By Philip Cooke
    To Be Published April 24th 2014
  5. Innovation Governance in an Open Economy: Shaping Regional Nodes in a Globalized World
    Edited by Annika Rickne, Staffan Laestadius, Henry Etzkowitz
    To Be Published April 24th 2014
  6. Creative Industries and Innovation in Europe: Concepts, Measures and Comparative Case Studies
    Edited by Luciana Lazzeretti
    To Be Published April 24th 2014
  7. Regional Development Agencies: The Next Generation?: Networking, Knowledge and Regional Policies
    Edited by Nicola Bellini, Mike Danson, Henrik Halkier
    To Be Published April 24th 2014
  8. Community-based Entrepreneurship and Rural Development: Creating Favourable Conditions for Small Businesses in Central Europe
    By Matthias Fink, Stephan Loidl, Richard Lang
    To Be Published April 24th 2014
  9. Leadership and Change in Sustainable Regional Development
    Edited by Markku Sotarauta, Lummina Horlings, Joyce Liddle
    To Be Published April 24th 2014
  10. Networking Regionalised Innovative Labour Markets
    Edited by Ulrich Hilpert, Helen Lawton Smith
    To Be Published April 24th 2014

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