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- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 160.00
Innovation, which in essence is the generation of knowledge and its subsequent application in the marketplace in the form of novel products and processes, has become the key concept in inquiries concerning the contemporary knowledge based economy. Geography plays a decisive role in the underlying processes that enable and support knowledge formation... more...
- SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 75.00
This text provides students of community and economic development with a theoretical and practical introduction to the field. Bringing together leading scholars, it provides both a conceptual background and contemporary approaches, with a progression from theory to practice. Included are case studies and supportive material to develop community service-learning... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95
Ireland underwent a dramatic economic and social transformation from the 1990s onwards, earning it the title the "Celtic Tiger". Rapid economic growth was accompanied by substantial in-migration. However in the later 2000s Ireland is also experiencing a severe economic recession. This book examines the nature and geographies of the Celtic Tiger,... more...
- International Monetary Fund 2010; US$ 16.50
The question of what makes fiscal decentralization work is faced by many policymakers around the world. This book draws on both the relevant literature and policy and technical advice provided by the IMF to a wide range of member countries, and discusses the key factors that help make decentralization sustainable, efficient, and equitable from a macroeconomic... more...
- Physica-Verlag HD 2013; Not Available
Inhalt des Buchs sind die Referate und Diskussionen der 13. August Lösch-Tage, die 1996 in Heidenheim an der Brenz stattfanden. Das Thema wird in drei Schwerpunkten "Soziale Transformation", "Regionalpolitische Herausforderungen" und "Siedlungsentwicklung" behandelt. Den Abschluß bildet das Referat "Herausforderungen der Europäischen Wirtschafts- und... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 115.00
The industrialisation of China prompted the biggest commodity boom of modern times. Soaring prices gave rise to talk of a commodity super cycle and induced a wave of resource nationalism. The author, who was chief economist at two of the world's largest mining companies, describes how this resulted in a transformation of the global mining industry.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.95
Based on extensive ethnographic and quantitative research, conducted in Ukraine and Russia between 2004 and 2012, this book?s central argument is that for many people the informal economy, such as cash in hand work, subsistence production and the use of social networks, is of great importance to everyday life. Formal work is both a facilitator of... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 24.95
Metropolitan growth and development results from a complex mix of factors. Consumer preferences, growth and geographical shifts in population, increasing incomes, market restructuring, quality of schools, and location of affordable housing are just a few that play a critical role. Other important influences include state and local interactions, historical... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 1996; US$ 19.95
During the past decade, dozens of large cities lost population as jobs and people kept moving to the suburbs. Despite widespread urban revitalization and renewal, one fact remains unmistakable: when choosing where to live and work, Americans prefer the suburbs to the cities. Many underlying causes of the urban predicament are familiar: disproportionate... more...