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Regional economics. Space in economics

  • Advances in Modern Tourism Researchby

    Physica-Verlag HD 2007; US$ 179.00

    Modern Advances in Tourism Research provides a thorough assessment of state-of-the-art academic research in this recent field of economic science. The authors start by scoping the scene of tourism research, evolving then to a comprehensive analysis of themes of particular interest for researchers and academics interested on the workings of the tourism... more...

  • The Aging Population and the Competitiveness of Citiesby Peter Karl Kresl; Daniele Ietri

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00

    While much of the current literature on the economic consequences of an aging population focuses on the negative aspects, this enlightening book argues that seniors can bring significant benefits - such as vitality and competitiveness - to an urban economy. more...

  • American Immigration Policyby Steven G. Koven; Frank Götzke

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 199.00

    American Immigration Policy examines how the United States has dealt with immigration through various public policies over time. The text explores immigration from a political, economic and cultural perspective and emphasizes the qualitative, positive contributions of immigrants. more...

  • Asia's New Institutional Architectureby Vinod K. Aggarwal; Min Gyo Koo

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 79.99

    This is an investigation of the origins and evolution of Asia?s new institutional architecture in trade, finance, and security from both a theoretical and empirical perspective. The book examines key shifts in the region, providing a roadmap for the future. more...

  • Assessment and Measurement of Regional Integrationby Philippe De Lombaerde

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    A unique examination of why the quest for global free trade often forgets that trade liberalization is organized regionally rather than multilaterally. There are now more than 250 regional integration initiatives and this number is steadily increasing. This trend raises a key question: What is the impact of regional integration, both for the countries... more...

  • Building Regionsby Dr Luk Van Langenhove

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 114.95

    In this title Luk Van Langenhove advances the concept of region building as an alternative to the construction of regions. He brings together, under one conceptual framework, different processes and concepts such as regional integration, federalism, and separatism and refines the social constructionist view on regions. more...

  • Collecting Spatial Databy Werner G. Müller

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 149.00

    The book is concerned with the statistical theory for locating spatial sensors. It bridges the gap between spatial statistics and optimum design theory. After introductions to those two fields the topics of exploratory designs and designs for spatial trend and variogram estimation are treated. Special attention is devoted to describing new methodologies... more...

  • Competitiveness, Localised Learning and Regional Developmentby Heikki Eskelinen; Ingjaldur Hannibalsson; Anders Malmberg; Peter Maskell; Eirik Vatne

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    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... more...

  • Competitiveness in the Tourism Sectorby Samuelson Wei-Chiang Hong

    Physica-Verlag HD 2008; US$ 169.00

    International tourism is expected to be a major vehicle of economic development in industrializing countries in the 21st century, especially for Asia. To generate long-term growth, countries with tourism-based economies must develop strategies for employing their comparative advantages to achieve competitive advantages. However, competitiveness in... more...

  • Congestion-Prone Services under Quality Competitionby Dong-Joo Moon

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 239.00

    This volume develops a set of fresh decision-making protocols for consumers and suppliers alike that reflect two distinct features of congestion-prone services, namely the discrepancy between capacity and throughput, and service quality competition. more...