Regions and Cities

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In today’s globalised, knowledge-driven and networked world, regions and cities have assumed heightened significance as the interconnected nodes of economic, social and cultural production, and as sites of new modes of economic governance and policy experimentation. This book series brings together incisive and critically engaged international and interdisciplinary research on this resurgence of regions and cities, and should be of interest to geographers, economists, sociologists, political scientists and cultural scholars, as well as to policy-makers involved in regional and urban development.

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  • The Political Economy of Mega Projects in Asia: Globalization and Urban Transformation book cover

    The Political Economy of Mega Projects in Asia

    Globalization and Urban Transformation

    Edited by Hyun Bang Shin, Dong-Wan Gimm

    The growth of urban real estate development has been a key recent facet of the globalization of Asian economies. This book compares and analyses how the aspirations of Asian states have been reflected in the course of (re-)writing the urban landscape, and considers the role of scalar politics.…

    Hardback – 2018-04-01 
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  • Geopolitics of the Knowledge-Based Economy book cover

    Geopolitics of the Knowledge-Based Economy

    By Sami Moisio

    We live in the era of the knowledge-based economy, and this has major implications for the ways in which states, cities and even supranational political units are spatially planned, governed and developed. In this book, Sami Moisio delves deeply into the links between the knowledge-based economy…

    Hardback – 2018-03-28 
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  • Diversities of Innovation book cover

    Diversities of Innovation

    Edited by Ulrich Hilpert

    Innovation is often understood exclusively in terms of the economy, but, it is definitely a result of human labour and ingenuity, and of the relationship among individuals and social groups. Some societies and governmental structures are clearly more successful than others: they act in divergent…

    Hardback – 2018-03-01 
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  • Smart Transitions in City Regionalism: Territory, Politics and the Quest for Competitiveness and Sustainability book cover

    Smart Transitions in City Regionalism

    Territory, Politics and the Quest for Competitiveness and Sustainability

    By Tassilo Herrschel, Yonn Dierwechter

    In recent years "smartness" has risen as a buzzword to characterise novel urban policy and development patterns. As a result of this, debates around what "smart" actually means, both theoretically and empirically, have emerged within the interdisciplinary arenas of urban and regional studies. This…

    Hardback – 2018-02-09 
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  • The Rural and Peripheral in Regional Development: An Alternative Perspective book cover

    The Rural and Peripheral in Regional Development

    An Alternative Perspective

    By Peter de Souza

    The countryside has often been marginalized in discussions of economic and societal development, in favour of the urban. This book aims to stimulate a debate and a re-evaluation of how the concepts of the rural, peripheral and marginal are treated in academia and policy. Approaching this theme…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15 
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  • Territorial Designs and International Politics: Inside-out and Outside-in book cover

    Territorial Designs and International Politics

    Inside-out and Outside-in

    Edited by Boaz Atzili, Burak Kadercan

    Territory is back with vengeance. Although territorial politics never really went away, it was often perceived that way in public discussion and among scholars. The territorial conflicts of the last several years, however, have raised new academic and policy questions, revived old debates that were…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15 
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  • Transitions in Regional Economic Development book cover

    Transitions in Regional Economic Development

    Edited by Ivan Turok, David Bailey, Jennifer Clark, Jun Du, Ugo Fratesi, Michael Fritsch, John Harrison, Tom Kemeny, Dieter Kogler, Arnoud Lagendijk, Tomasz Mickiewicz, Ernest Miguelez, Stefano Usai, Fiona Wishlade

    At a time of extraordinary challenges confronting the world, this book analyses some of the profound changes occurring in the development of cities and regions. It discusses the uncertainties associated with the stalling of hyper-globalization and asks whether this creates opportunities for…

    Hardback – 2017-11-01 
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  • In The Post-Urban World: Emergent Transformation of Cities and Regions in the Innovative Global Economy book cover

    In The Post-Urban World

    Emergent Transformation of Cities and Regions in the Innovative Global Economy

    Edited by Tigran Haas, Hans Westlund

    In the last few decades, many global cities and towns have experienced unprecedented economic, social, and spatial structural change. Today, we find ourselves at the juncture between entering a post-urban and a post-political world, both presenting new challenges to our metropolitan regions,…

    Hardback – 2017-10-16
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  • The Illicit and Illegal in Regional and Urban Governance and Development: Corrupt Places book cover

    The Illicit and Illegal in Regional and Urban Governance and Development

    Corrupt Places

    Edited by Francesco Chiodelli, Tim Hall, Ray Hudson

    Discussions of the illicit and the illegal have tended to be somewhat restricted in their disciplinary range, to date, and have been largely confined to the literatures of anthropology, criminology, policing and, to an extent, political science. However, these debates have impinged little on…

    Hardback – 2017-09-29
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  • The Political Economy of Capital Cities book cover

    The Political Economy of Capital Cities

    By Heike Mayer, Fritz Sager, David Kaufmann, Martin Warland

    Capital cities that are not the dominant economic centers of their nations – so-called ‘secondary capital cities’ (SCCs) – tend to be overlooked in the fields of economic geography and political science. Yet, capital cities play an important role in shaping the political, economic, social and…

    Hardback – 2017-09-15
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  • Data and the City book cover

    Data and the City

    Edited by Rob Kitchin, Tracey P. Lauriault, Gavin McArdle

    There is a long history of governments, businesses, science and citizens producing and utilizing data in order to monitor, regulate, profit from and make sense of the urban world. Recently, we have entered the age of big data, and now many aspects of everyday urban life are being captured as data…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22
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  • Geography of Innovation: Public Policy Renewal and Empirical Progress book cover

    Geography of Innovation

    Public Policy Renewal and Empirical Progress

    Edited by Nadine Massard, Corinne Autant-Bernard

    Within the European context of innovation for growth, public and corporate actors are faced with pressing questions concerning innovation policy and the return on public and private investment in innovation at the regional level. To help them answer these questions, researchers in the field of…

    Hardback – 2017-07-31
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  • The Scottish Economy: A Living Book book cover

    The Scottish Economy

    A Living Book

    Edited by Kenneth Gibb, Duncan Maclennan, Des McNulty, Michael Comerford

    The Scottish economy is at the heart of contemporary constitutional and public policy debates. This substantial new edited collection, the first comprehensive and authoritative analysis for more than 60 years, is a timely update on the classic volume of the same name edited by Sir Alec Cairncross…

    Paperback – 2017-07-10
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  • The Unequal City: Urban Resurgence, Displacement and the Making of Inequality in Global Cities book cover

    The Unequal City

    Urban Resurgence, Displacement and the Making of Inequality in Global Cities

    By John Rennie Short

    Cities around the world have seen: an increase in population and capital investments in land and building; a shift in central city populations as the poor are forced out; and a radical restructuring of urban space. The Unequal City tells the story of urban change and acts as a comprehensive guide…

    Paperback – 2017-06-21
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  • Evolutionary Economic Geography: Theoretical and Empirical Progress book cover

    Evolutionary Economic Geography

    Theoretical and Empirical Progress

    Edited by Dieter Kogler

    Economic geographers increasingly consider the significance of history in shaping the contemporary socio-economic landscape and believe that experiences and competencies, acquired over time by individuals and entities in particular localities, to a large degree determine present configurations as…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
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  • Entrepreneurship in a Regional Context book cover

    Entrepreneurship in a Regional Context

    Edited by Michael Fritsch, David J. Storey

    Enterprise and entrepreneurship is of strong interest to policy-makers because new and small firms can be a key contributor to job and wealth creation. However this contribution varies spatially, with some areas in a country having new firm formation rates that are up to three or four times higher…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
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  • Urban Transformations: Geographies of Renewal and Creative Change book cover

    Urban Transformations

    Geographies of Renewal and Creative Change

    Edited by Nicholas Wise, Julie Clark

    Economic restructuring and demographic change have in recent years placed much strain on urban areas with the effects falling disproportionately on neighbourhoods that were previously underpinned by industry and manufacturing. This has presented policy makers and city planners with a binary choice:…

    Hardback – 2017-06-02
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  • Regional Worlds: Advancing the Geography of Regions book cover

    Regional Worlds: Advancing the Geography of Regions

    Edited by Martin Jones, Anssi Paasi

    A key concern in the debate and empirical research on the geography of regions is the evolution of the conceptualizations and practical uses of the idea of ‘region’. This idea prioritises both the intellectual and the practical development of regional studies. This book drives the discussion…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
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  • Reanimating Regions: Culture, Politics, and Performance book cover

    Reanimating Regions

    Culture, Politics, and Performance

    Edited by James Riding, Martin Jones

    Writing regions, undertaking a regional study, was once a standard form of geographic communication and critique. This was until the quantitative revolution in the middle of the previous century and more definitively the critical turn in human geography towards the end of the twentieth century.…

    Hardback – 2017-05-10
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  • The UK Regional–National Economic Problem: Geography, globalisation and governance book cover

    The UK Regional–National Economic Problem

    Geography, globalisation and governance

    By Philip McCann

    In recent years, the United Kingdom has become a more and more divided society with inequality between the regions as marked as it has ever been. In a landmark analysis of the current state of Britain’s regional development, Philip McCann utilises current statistics, examines historical trends and…

    Paperback – 2017-04-28
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  • Territorial Policy and Governance: Alternative Paths book cover

    Territorial Policy and Governance

    Alternative Paths

    Edited by Iain Deas, Stephen Hincks

    In response to both policy and conceptual debates, alternative narratives have begun to emerge about territorial governance and policymaking. As local and regional policy actors strive to respond to the geographically uneven effects of the economic crises of the early twenty-first century, a…

    Hardback – 2017-03-01
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  • Europe's Changing Geography: The Impact of Inter-regional Networks book cover

    Europe's Changing Geography

    The Impact of Inter-regional Networks

    Edited by Nicola Bellini, Ulrich Hilpert

    European macro-regions, Euroregions and other forms of inter-regional, cross-border cooperation have helped to shape new scenarios and new relational spaces which may generate opportunities for economic development, while redefining the political and economic meaning of national borders. This…

    Paperback – 2017-01-27
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  • Economics of Planning Policies in China: Infrastructure, Location and Cities book cover

    Economics of Planning Policies in China

    Infrastructure, Location and Cities

    By Wen-jie Wu

    Fast urbanizing countries like China have experienced rapid – albeit geographically uneven – local and regional economic growth during the past few decades. Notwithstanding this development pattern, China has been investing heavily in targeted coastal and inland regions through planning policies…

    Hardback – 2016-12-21
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  • The Empirical and Institutional Dimensions of Smart Specialisation book cover

    The Empirical and Institutional Dimensions of Smart Specialisation

    Edited by Philip McCann, Frank van Oort, John Goddard

    Smart specialisation is the new policy approach to the development of regional innovation systems across Europe and it involves fostering innovative and entrepreneurial initiatives which are well tailored to the local context. The different technologies, skills profiles, business activities,…

    Hardback – 2016-11-29
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  • EU Cohesion Policy (Open Access): Reassessing performance and direction book cover

    EU Cohesion Policy (Open Access)

    Reassessing performance and direction

    Edited by John Bachtler, Peter Berkowitz, Sally Hardy, Tatjana Muravska

    The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.tandfebooks.com/doi/view/10.4324/9781315401867, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. This book brings together academics, members of European institutions, and regional…

    Hardback – 2016-11-07
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  • Rethinking International Skilled Migration book cover

    Rethinking International Skilled Migration

    Edited by Micheline van Riemsdijk, Qingfang Wang

    In today’s global knowledge economy, competition for the best and brightest workers has intensified. Highly skilled workers are an asset to companies, knowledge institutions, cities, and regions as they contribute to knowledge creation, innovation, and economic growth and development. Skilled…

    Hardback – 2016-10-05
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  • The EU’s New Borderland: Cross-border relations and regional development book cover

    The EU’s New Borderland

    Cross-border relations and regional development

    By Andrzej Jakubowski, Andrzej Miszczuk, Bogdan Kawałko, Tomasz Komornicki, Roman Szul

    The strengthening of relations between Poland and Ukraine over the last 25 years is one of the most positive examples of transformations in bilateral relations in Central and Eastern Europe. In spite of the complex and difficult historical heritage dominated by the events of the World War II and…

    Hardback – 2016-09-19
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  • Governing Smart Specialisation book cover

    Governing Smart Specialisation

    Edited by Dimitrios Kyriakou, Manuel Palazuelos Martínez, Inmaculada Periáñez-Forte, Alessandro Rainoldi

    In recent years, smart specialisation has been a key building block of regional economic and development policy across the European Union. Providing targeted support for innovation and research, it has helped identify those areas of greatest strategic potential, developing mechanisms to involve the…

    Hardback – 2016-09-12
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  • Innovation, Regional Development and the Life Sciences: Beyond clusters book cover

    Innovation, Regional Development and the Life Sciences

    Beyond clusters

    By Kean Birch

    The life sciences is an industrial sector that covers the development of biological products and the use of biological processes in the production of goods, services and energy. This sector is frequently presented as a major opportunity for policy-makers to upgrade and renew regional economies,…

    Hardback – 2016-08-22
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  • Unfolding Cluster Evolution book cover

    Unfolding Cluster Evolution

    Edited by Fiorenza Belussi, Jose Luis Hervás-Oliver

    Various theories have been put forward as to why business and industry develops in clusters and despite good work being carried out on path dependence and dynamics, this is still very much an emerging topic in the social sciences. To date, no overarching theoretical framework has been developed to…

    Hardback – 2016-08-19
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  • The Global Competitiveness of Regions book cover

    The Global Competitiveness of Regions

    By Robert Huggins, Hiro Izushi, Daniel Prokop, Piers Thompson

    The aim of this book is to consider theoretically the notion of the global competitiveness of regions, as well as giving attention as to how such competitiveness may be empirically measured. With this in mind, the book has three specific objectives: first, to place the concept of regional…

    Paperback – 2016-08-12
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  • Place-based Economic Development and the New EU Cohesion Policy book cover

    Place-based Economic Development and the New EU Cohesion Policy

    Edited by Philip McCann, Attila Varga

    The new EU Cohesion Policy is one of the largest integrated development policies in the Western world, and one of the largest of such programmes anywhere in the world. The reforms to the EU Cohesion Policy contain many different elements each of which interlink in order to provide a cohesive…

    Hardback – 2016-07-26
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  • Transformation of Resource Towns and Peripheries: Political economy perspectives book cover

    Transformation of Resource Towns and Peripheries

    Political economy perspectives

    Edited by Greg Halseth

    Most developed economies, including single-industry and resource dependent rural or small town regions, are transforming rapidly as a result of social, political, and economic change. Collectively, they face a number of challenges as well as new opportunities. This international collaboration…

    Hardback – 2016-07-05
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  • Cities, State and Globalisation: City-Regional Governance in Europe and North America book cover

    Cities, State and Globalisation

    City-Regional Governance in Europe and North America

    By Tassilo Herrschel

    This book investigates the ways in which city regions view themselves as single entities, how they are governed, what is meant by ‘governance’, why the question of city-regional governance matters, and the extent to which the balance between internal and external factors is important for finding…

    Paperback – 2016-06-20
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  • Approaches to Economic Geography: Towards a geographical political economy book cover

    Approaches to Economic Geography

    Towards a geographical political economy

    By Ray Hudson

    The last four decades have seen major changes in the global economy, with the collapse of communism and the spread of capitalism into parts of the world from which it had previously been excluded. Beginning with a grounding in Marxian political economy, this book explores a range of new ideas as to…

    Hardback – 2016-06-16
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  • Secondary Cities and Development book cover

    Secondary Cities and Development

    Edited by Lochner Marais, Etienne Nel, Ronnie Donaldson

    The role secondary cities play in the global space economy and national urban hierarchies is increasingly receiving attention from scholars and international agencies, most notably the Cities Alliance. Secondary Cities and Development considers the role of secondary cities through the lens of…

    Hardback – 2016-06-02
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  • Technology and the City: Systems, applications and implications book cover

    Technology and the City

    Systems, applications and implications

    By Tan Yigitcanlar

    The interplay between smart urban technologies and city development is a relatively uncharted territory. Technology and the City aims to fill that gap, exploring the growing importance of smart technologies and systems in contemporary cities, and providing an in-depth understanding of both…

    Hardback – 2016-05-11
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  • Smaller Cities in a World of Competitiveness book cover

    Smaller Cities in a World of Competitiveness

    By Peter Karl Kresl, Daniele Ietri

    Much recent research in Urban Studies has concentrated on the notion of the ‘global city’ but discussion has also covered a larger set of mega cities, with populations in excess of 10 million. This analysis has begged the question of the optimal size for a city – is larger always better? Smaller…

    Hardback – 2016-04-26
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  • Code and the City book cover

    Code and the City

    Edited by Rob Kitchin, Sung-Yueh Perng

    Software has become essential to the functioning of cities. It is deeply embedded into the systems and infrastructure of the built environment and is entrenched in the management and governance of urban societies. Software-enabled technologies and services enhance the ways in which we understand…

    Paperback – 2016-04-15
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  • Skills and Cities book cover

    Skills and Cities

    Edited by Sako Musterd, Marco Bontje, Jan Rouwendal

    Creative industries have become fundamental in signalling the economic wellbeing of cities and urban regions. Workers who are attracted to the sector tend to have strong preferences when it comes to the neighbourhoods they want to live in, with factors such as job availability and urban amenities…

    Hardback – 2016-03-24
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  • Higher Education and the Creative Economy: Beyond the campus book cover

    Higher Education and the Creative Economy

    Beyond the campus

    Edited by Roberta Comunian, Abigail Gilmore

    Since the DCMS Creative Industries Mapping Document highlighted the key role played by creative activities in the UK economy and society, the creative industries agenda has expanded across Europe and internationally. They have the support of local authorities, regional development agencies,…

    Hardback – 2016-03-21
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  • Making Cultural Cities in Asia: Mobility, assemblage, and the politics of aspirational urbanism book cover

    Making Cultural Cities in Asia

    Mobility, assemblage, and the politics of aspirational urbanism

    Edited by June Wang, Tim Oakes, Yang Yang

    This book examines the vast and largely uncharted world of cultural/creative city-making in Asia. It explores the establishment of policy models and practices against the backdrop of a globalizing world, and considers the dynamic relationship between powerful actors and resources that impact Asian…

    Hardback – 2015-12-08
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  • Leadership and the City: Power, strategy and networks in the making of knowledge cities book cover

    Leadership and the City

    Power, strategy and networks in the making of knowledge cities

    By Markku Sotarauta

    The 21st century has been dominated by an almost compulsive race to find new pathways for city development. As cities seek to regenerate via the knowledge-based economy, now more than ever dynamic leadership is required order to navigate new and complex challenges while building community…

    Hardback – 2015-11-16
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  • Cities in Crisis: Socio-spatial impacts of the economic crisis in Southern European cities book cover

    Cities in Crisis

    Socio-spatial impacts of the economic crisis in Southern European cities

    Edited by Jörg Knieling, Frank Othengrafen

    In recent years, European societies and territories have witnessed the spatial impacts of a severe financial and socio-economic crisis. This book builds on the current debate concerning how cities and urban regions and their citizens deal with the consequences of the recent financial and…

    Hardback – 2015-09-22
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  • People, Places and Policy (Open Access): Knowing contemporary Wales through new localities book cover

    People, Places and Policy (Open Access)

    Knowing contemporary Wales through new localities

    Edited by Martin Jones, Scott Orford, Victoria Macfarlane

    The Open Access version of this book, available at www.tandfebooks.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. Set within the context of UK devolution and constitutional change, People, Places and Policy offers important and…

    Hardback – 2015-08-24
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  • Socio-Economic Segregation in European Capital Cities: East meets West book cover

    Socio-Economic Segregation in European Capital Cities

    East meets West

    Edited by Tiit Tammaru, Szymon Marcińczak, Maarten van Ham, Sako Musterd

    Growing inequalities in Europe are a major challenge threatening the sustainability of urban communities and the competiveness of European cities. While the levels of socio-economic segregation in European cities are still modest compared to some parts of the world, the poor are increasingly…

    Hardback – 2015-08-13
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  • The London Olympics and Urban Development: The Mega-Event City book cover

    The London Olympics and Urban Development

    The Mega-Event City

    Edited by Gavin Poynter, Valerie Viehoff, Yang Li

    As London sought to use the Olympics to achieve an ambitious programme of urban renewal in the relatively socially deprived East London it attracted global attention and sparked debate. This book provides an in-depth study of the transformation of East London as a result of the 2012 Summer Olympic…

    Hardback – 2015-07-21
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  • Entrepreneurial Knowledge, Technology and the Transformation of Regions book cover

    Entrepreneurial Knowledge, Technology and the Transformation of Regions

    Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Börje Johansson, Roger Stough

    In recent years, policy makers have given much credence to the role of entrepreneurship in the transformation of regions. As a result, a new set of policy responses have emerged that focus on the support of new venture creation, small business growth and idea generation and commercialization.…

    Paperback – 2015-06-25
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  • The Economic Geography of the IT Industry in the Asia Pacific Region book cover

    The Economic Geography of the IT Industry in the Asia Pacific Region

    Edited by Philip Cooke, Glen Searle, Kevin O'Connor

    The development of the information technology (IT) industry in the Asia Pacific region faces two challenges. Firstly, can its established physical, technical, regional and governance infrastructures be adapted to meet the challenges embedded in the set of products and processes created by the IT…

    Paperback – 2015-06-11
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  • Smart Specialisation: Opportunities and Challenges for Regional Innovation Policy book cover

    Smart Specialisation

    Opportunities and Challenges for Regional Innovation Policy

    By Dominique Foray

    This is the first book on a new policy approach that has been widely adopted in Europe and beyond. It analyses the concept of smart specialisation and discuss the need for smart specialisation strategies, explains why the approach is new and different from more standard policy processes and…

    Paperback – 2015-06-09
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