This title was first published in 2001. A delightfully oriented selection of international state-of-the-art research in applied regional science, this informative volume places particular emphasis on the use of qualitative/quantitative methodologies in transportation and spatial dynamics. It presents new theoretical contributions in the context of spatial competition dynamics, particularly illustrating various combinations of methods and models regarding new measures of competition/cohesion in the two main fields of transportation and spatial dynamics.
Contents: Analytical Directions: Central issues in neural spatial interaction modelling: the model selection and the parameter estimation problem, Manfred Fischer; Genetic algorithms and transportation analysis: review and perspectives for bus network optimization, Maurizio Bielli and Pasquale Carotenuto; Winners and losers in spatial duopoly markets: the relevance of a value transfer approach, Frans Bal and Peter Nijkamp; Objective and subjective methods of exploring regional economic disparities, Kenneth Button. Methodological Contributions and Applications in Transport Analysis: Neural network and spatial interaction analysis of European commodity flows, Peter Nijkamp, Aura Reggiani and Enrico Sabella; Estimation of gravity models by OLS estimation, Poisson and Neural network specifications, Erik Bergkvist and Lars Westin; Development of high-speed systems in Europe: multicriteria ranking of alternatives, Milan Janic; Rail network management and competition for transport service provision, Anna Bassanini and Alberto Nastasi. Methodological Contributions and Applications in Spatial Dynamics: R&D investments and knowledge stock formation: a cross country study of innovation and growth, Domenico Campisi, Massimo Gastaldi and Nathan Levialdi; European economic convergency and the entrance of new members in the European Union, Gustav Kristensen and Jie Zhang; Intersectoral technology flows in a biregional model, Tullio Gregori and Gustav Schachter; The spatial dispersion of economic activities and development trends in China: 1952-1985, Tschangho John Kim and Gerrit Knaap.
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