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Regions and Cities

Series Editor: Susan M Christopherson, 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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41-50 of 79 results in Regions and Cities
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Industrial Policy Beyond the Crisis

    Regional, National and International Perspectives

    Edited by David Bailey, Helena Lenihan, Josep-Maria Arauzo-Carod

    Series: Regions and Cities

    After years of official disrepute, industrial policy (IP) is back in vogue at regional, national and international levels driven by concerns over competitiveness, globalisation, de-industrialisation, unemployment and the comparatively slow growth of the EU economy especially in this post-recession...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Regional Competitiveness

    Edited by Ron Martin, Michael Kitson, Peter Tyler

    Series: Regions and Cities

    There is now a wide spread interest in regions as a key focus in the organization and governance of economic growth and wealth creation. This important book considers the factors that influence and shape the competitive performance of regions. This is not just an issue of academic interest and...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Leadership and Place

    Edited by Chris Collinge, John Gibney, Chris Mabey

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Despite the radical transformation of society associated with globalisation, shifting patterns of demography and the revolution in information and communication technologies over the last two decades, we remain profoundly attached to place in economic, social, cultural and emotional terms. The idea...

    Published November 7th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Clusters and Regional Development

    Critical Reflections and Explorations

    Edited by Bjorn Asheim, Philip Cooke, Ron Martin

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Using international examples, leading scholars present the first critical analysis of cluster theory, assessing the cluster notion and drawing out, not only its undoubted strengths and attractions, but also its weaknesses and limitations. Over the past decade the ‘cluster model’ has been seized on...

    Published February 1st 2010 by Routledge

  10. Regional Development in the Knowledge Economy

    Edited by Philip Cooke, Andrea Piccaluga

    Series: Regions and Cities

    International contributors provide the first examination of the growing subject of regional knowledge-economy development. Illustrated by data and 'stylized' accounts, the international contributors chart the evolution of knowledge economies, questioning the way in which they work and criticize...

    Published December 20th 2009 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Urban Competitiveness: Theory and Practice
    By Peter Kresl, Daniele Ietri
    To Be Published September 10th 2014
  2. The Age of Intelligent Cities: Smart Environments and Innovation-for-all Strategies
    By Nicos Komninos
    To Be Published September 11th 2014
  3. Dynamics of Economic Spaces in the Global Knowledge-based Economy: Theory and East Asian Cases
    By Sam Ock Park
    To Be Published September 17th 2014
  4. Soft Spaces in Europe
    Edited by Philip Allmendinger, Graham Haughton, Jörg Knieling, Frank Othengrafen
    To Be Published October 30th 2014
  5. Territorial Policy and Governance: Alternative Paths
    Edited by Iain Deas, Stephen Hincks
    To Be Published October 31st 2014
  6. Knowledge, Networks and Policy: Regional Studies in Postwar Britain and Beyond
    By James Hopkins
    To Be Published December 15th 2014
  7. Place-making and Urban Development: New challenges for contemporary planning and design
    By Pier Carlo Palermo, Davide Ponzini
    To Be Published December 18th 2014
  8. Megaregions, Prosperity and Sustainability: Spatial Planning for Future Prosperity and Sustainability
    By Catherine L. Ross, David Jung-Hwi Lee, Evert Meijers, Timothy Welch
    To Be Published March 1st 2015
  9. The London Olympics and Urban Development: The Mega-Event City
    Edited by Gavin Poynter, Valerie Viehoff
    To Be Published March 5th 2015
  10. European Cities in the Global Crisis: Transforming urban development and governance in the age of austerity
    By Sara Gonzalez, Ramon Ribera Fumaz, Ugo Rossi, Stijn Oosterlynck
    To Be Published April 30th 2015

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