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Regional economics. Space in economics

  • 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...

  • 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 Luk Van Langenhove

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 200.00

    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...

  • Contemporary Logistics in Chinaby Bing-lian Liu; Shao-ju Lee; Ling Wang; Ya Xu; Xiang Li

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book gives a systematic exposition of China?s logistics development to the English-reading community. The ultimate goal of the book is to present a timely portrayal of China?s logistics market growth and the evolution status of China?s logistics industry. Being the fourth volume of the ?Contemporary Logistics in China?, the book strives to offer... more...

  • Coping with Demographic Change in the Alpine Regionsby Thomas Bausch; Madeleine Koch; Alexander Veser

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    Europe?s population is ageing and decreasing. Demographic change is making not only regional and territorial adaptation necessary, but also new region-specific spatial planning and regional development. This publication focusses on demographic change and its implications for the economy and social systems in the Alpine areas, which differ widely from... more...

  • Creative Regionsby Philip Cooke; Dafna Schwartz

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    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 oppositional approaches and take account of multi-level... more...

  • Critical Reflections on Regional Competitivenessby Gillian Bristow

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 155.00

    Since the early 1990s, governments and development agencies have become increasingly preoccupied with the pursuit of regional competitiveness. However, there is considerable confusion around what exactly regional competitiveness means, how it might be achieved, whether and how it can be measured, and whether it is a meaningful and appropriate goal... more...

  • Daily Spatial Mobilitiesby Aharon Kellerman

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95

    Outlining his argument for daily spatial mobility, author Aharon Kellerman focuses on needs and triggers for daily mobilities, on levels of personal mobility and personal autonomy in daily mobilities and on potential mobilities leading to practiced ones. The concept is further explored using three major types of daily mobility, terrestrial, virtual... more...

  • Developing Locallyby Andrew Beer; Graham Haughton; Alaric Maude

    Policy Press 2003; US$ 39.99

    Throughout the developed world governments have invested substantial sums in local and regional economic development. This is the first book to provide a cross-national comparison and evaluation of regional development strategies, institutions and agencies. more...