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  • No Localby Greg Sharzer

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Can making things smaller make the world a better place? No Local takes a critical look at localism, an ideology that says small businesses, ethical shopping and community initiatives like gardens and farmers? markets can stop corporate globalization. These small acts might make life better for some, but they don?t challenge the drive for profit... more...

  • Municipal Financesby Catherine D. Farvacque-Vitkovic; Mihaly Kopanyi

    World Bank Publications 2014; US$ 29.99

    The Municipal Finance Handbook aims to help local government practitioners, particularly staff of medium and large cities, improve strategic management of municipal finances. The demands for pragmatic knowledge are fueled in part by decentralization and fiscal pressures, as transfer of responsibilities from central to local governments are not often... more...

  • Regional Disparities in Small Countriesby Daniel Felsenstein; Boris A. Portnov

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 219.00

    This book challenges the common perception that significant regional disparities do not exist in small countries. As small developed countries become increasingly competitive and their economic structures resemble those of the large, a re-assessment of the regional consequences of these changes is of timely importance. Regional Disparities in Small... more...

  • Regionalisation, Growth, and Economic Integrationby George M. Korres

    Springer 2007; US$ 179.00

    The purpose of this book is to analyse the process of regionalisation and to plot its future development. Regionalisation is a common feature of the changing territorial organisation of European states today. Regionalisation alone, however, cannot produce any of the benefits we attribute to it without looking into the conditions in which it occurs.... more...

  • Entrepreneurship and Businessby Miguel-Angel Galindo

    Springer 2008; US$ 159.00

    This book examines the relationship between entrepreneurship, growth and regional aspects of business. The text offers two broad perspectives of entrepreneurship, a historical one and a comparative perspective. In the historical part, several examples of the co-operation between regional aspects and aspects of entrepreneurship are presented. The second... more...

  • Vector Calculus in Regional Development Analysisby Kesra Nermend

    Springer 2009; US$ 159.00

    This work seeks to propose a methodological basis for regional development analysis based on vector calculus. Existing taxonomic methods are developed further in order to assess regions and micro-regions with regard to their socio-economic and environmental development. In addition to its methodological contribution, this book thus contributes to a... more...

  • Innovation System Frontiersby Brian Wixted

    Springer 2009; US$ 189.00

    Economic transformations in the world economy are progressing in two divergent directions - international production fragmentation and industrial agglomeration. Based on the data analysis and using models of interdependencies between key economies, this book analyses innovation systems that cross national borders. more...

  • Lessons for the Urban Centuryby Patricia Clarke Annez

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 9.99

    The world’s urban population doubled between 1970 and 2008, growing from 1.5 billion to 3 billion people. Future world population growth will be concentrated in developing countries—the majority in medium-size and smaller cities and towns. International institutions and governments alike face the challenge of efficiently financing the massive... more...

  • Regional Policy, Economic Growth and Convergenceby Juan R. Cuadrado-Roura

    Springer 2009; US$ 149.00

    Spain represents, without any doubt, a very rich and interesting case-study regarding regional problems and regional development policies. This book intends to analyze the regional policies practiced, their objectives, instruments and effects, and provide an analysis on the impact of investments in infrastructure, human capital and other factors. more...

  • Regional Cohesionby Piotr Pachura

    Springer 2009; US$ 189.00

    This book presents an interdisciplinary analysis of EU regional cohesion based on a network and clusters approach. The author explores the question if and how the presence of network structures supports the effectiveness of transformation in EU regions, in particular with a focus on non-pecuniary factors of regional growth. For a theoretical foundation... more...