First published in 1999, this volume addresses various themes in regional development studies from the perspective of structural economic change. Particular attention is paid to factors having long-run implications for regional development, such as innovation and knowledge production. Innovation and research and development activities appear to take place at particular locations. This has implications for lung-run spatial and sectoral developments. Another factor is transport infrastructure; its impact on efficiency and equity is surveyed. Other themes covered relate to the role of tourism and adjustments in urban economies. The books aims to offer a balance between modelling and non-modelling approaches. In addition to country-specific contributions, some are offered at the European level.
Table of Contents
1. Spatial Consequences of Structural Change. Piet Rietveld and Daniel Shefer. Part A. Spatial Aspects of Innovation and Knowledge Production. 2. Local Opportunities and Innovative Behaviour: A Meta-Analytic Study of European Cities. Peter Nijkamp, Anadaki Kangasharju and Marina van Geenhuizen. 3. An Evolutionary Approach to Firm Dynamics: Adaptation and Path Dependency. Marina van Geenhuizen. 4. Agglomeration and Industrial Innovation in Space: An Empirical Analysis. Daniel Shefer and Amnon Frenkel. 5. Expenditure and Knowledge based Regional Impacts Associated with a University: Some Empirical Evidence. Daniel Felsenstein. Part B. Tourism, Infrastructure and Regional Development. 6. Incentive Programs for Rural Tourism in Israel: A Tool for Promoting Rural Development. Aliza Fleischer. 7. The Economic Impact of Tourism in Israel: A Multiregional Input-Output Analysis. Daniel Freeman and Esther Sultan. 8. The Impact of Road Infrastructure on Productivity, Employment and Regional Inequalities in Europe. Piet Rietveld and Frank Bruinsma. 9. Transport Infrastructure Investments and Regional Development: Literature Review. David Shefer and Daniel Shefer. Part C. Regional Development: Modelling and Policy. 10. Employment Forecasting in Fryslân in the Age of Economic Structural Changes. Piet Boomsma. 11. The Spatial Distribution of Employment in the European Union: 1950-1990. Hans Kuiper. 12. Economic Dynamics in the Randstad Holland: Do Agglomeration Economies still Exist? Oedzge Atzema. 13. Conclusion: Structural Economic Change and Regional Development. Daniel Shefer and Piet Rietveld.