Regions and Cities

Series Editors:

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.

If you would like to discuss a potential new book for the series, please contact:

Joan Fitzgerald – jo.fitzgerald@northeastern.edu – Series Editor-in-Chief, or

Natalie Tomlinson – natalie.tomlinson@tandf.co.uk – Routledge Commissioning Editor

For more information on the Regional Studies Association visit www.regionalstudies.org

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  • Diversities of Innovation book cover

    Diversities of Innovation

    1st Edition

    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 – 2019-04-20 
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  • Urban Competitiveness in Developing Economies book cover

    Urban Competitiveness in Developing Economies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Karl Kresl, Winnie V. Mitullah, Jaime Sobrino, Isela Orihuela

    Plenty has been written on the competitiveness of megacities, capital cities and regional hubs. Cities in developing countries have not yet received the same attention – this book fills that gap. An international team of expert academics have come together to present a comprehensive study of the…

    Hardback – 2019-04-20 
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  • Strategic Approaches to Regional Development: Smart Experimentation in Less-Favoured Regions book cover

    Strategic Approaches to Regional Development

    Smart Experimentation in Less-Favoured Regions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Iryna Kristensen, Alexandre Dubois, Jukka Teräs

    The existence and persistence of regional disparities between European regions require context-tailored policies to promote structural change. This book explores the congruence between place-based development and regional competitiveness in the EU context. Drawing on a range of social science…

    Hardback – 2019-01-08 
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  • The Entrepreneurial Discovery Process and Regional Development: New Knowledge Emergence, Conversion and Exploitation book cover

    The Entrepreneurial Discovery Process and Regional Development

    New Knowledge Emergence, Conversion and Exploitation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Åge Mariussen, Seija Virkkala, Håkon Finne, Tone Merethe Aasen

    There is a broad and long-standing debate on possible solutions to the regional vulnerabilities of globalisation. In 2014, the European Commission began implementing Smart Specialisation Strategy, a place-based strategy of growth, regional transformation and new industrial policy with collective…

    Hardback – 2019-01-07 
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  • China in the Local and Global Economy: History, Geography, Politics and Sustainability book cover

    China in the Local and Global Economy

    History, Geography, Politics and Sustainability, 1st Edition

    Edited by Steven Brakman, Charles van Marrewijk, Peter Morgan, Nimesh Salike

    The history of China dates back thousands of years, with periods of decline followed by periods of growth and innovation. This book puts the last 50 years – China's most recent period of growth – into perspective. It explores the changing national and international connections within China and…

    Hardback – 2018-12-03 
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  • Creating Smart Cities book cover

    Creating Smart Cities

    1st Edition

    Edited by Claudio Coletta, Leighton Evans, Liam Heaphy, Rob Kitchin

    In cities around the world, digital technologies are utilized to manage city services and infrastructures, to govern urban life, to solve urban issues and to drive local and regional economies. While "smart city" advocates are keen to promote the benefits of smart urbanism – increased efficiency,…

    Paperback – 2018-11-14
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  • The Production of Alternative Urban Spaces: An International Dialogue book cover

    The Production of Alternative Urban Spaces

    An International Dialogue, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jens Kaae Fisker, Letizia Chiappini, Lee Pugalis, Antonella Bruzzese

    Alternative urban spaces across civic, private, and public spheres emerge in response to the great challenges that urban actors are currently confronted with. Labour markets are changing rapidly, the availability of affordable housing is under intensifying pressure, and public spaces have become…

    Hardback – 2018-11-07
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  • Soft Spaces in Europe: Re-negotiating governance, boundaries and borders book cover

    Soft Spaces in Europe

    Re-negotiating governance, boundaries and borders, 1st Edition

    Edited by Phil Allmendinger, Graham Haughton, Jörg Knieling, Frank Othengrafen

    The past thirty years have seen a proliferation of new forms of territorial governance that have come to co-exist with, and complement, formal territorial spaces of government. These governance experiments have resulted in the creation of soft spaces, new geographies with blurred boundaries that…

    Paperback – 2018-09-18
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  • Universities and Regional Economic Development: Engaging with the Periphery book cover

    Universities and Regional Economic Development

    Engaging with the Periphery, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Benneworth

    In a knowledge-based economy, universities are vital institutions. This volume explores the roles that universities can play in peripheral regions, contributing to processes of regional economic development and innovative growth. Including a series of case studies drawn from Portugal, Norway,…

    Hardback – 2018-08-15
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  • Fragile Governance and Local Economic Development: Theory and Evidence from Peripheral Regions in Latin America book cover

    Fragile Governance and Local Economic Development

    Theory and Evidence from Peripheral Regions in Latin America, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sergio Montero, Karen Chapple

    Much of our understanding of local economic development is based on large urban agglomerations as nodes of innovation and competitive advantage, connecting territories to global value chains. However, this framework cannot so easily be applied to peripheral regions and secondary cities in either…

    Hardback – 2018-08-15
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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, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
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  • Place-making and Urban Development: New challenges for contemporary planning and design book cover

    Place-making and Urban Development

    New challenges for contemporary planning and design, 1st Edition

    By Pier Carlo Palermo, Davide Ponzini

    The regeneration of critical urban areas through the redesign of public space with the intense involvement of local communities seems to be the central focus of place-making according to some widespread practices in academic and professional circles. Recently, new expertise maintains that…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
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  • The Social Dynamics of Innovation Networks book cover

    The Social Dynamics of Innovation Networks

    1st Edition

    Edited by Roel Rutten, Paul Benneworth, Dessy Irawati, Frans Boekema

    The social dynamics of innovation networks captures the important role of trust, social capital, institutions and norms and values in the creation of knowledge in innovation networks. In doing so, this book connects to a long-standing debate on the socio-spatial context of innovation in economic…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
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  • Spaces and Places in Central and Eastern Europe: Historical Trends and Perspectives book cover

    Spaces and Places in Central and Eastern Europe

    Historical Trends and Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Gyula Horváth

    Across Europe there is a rapidly changing context for undertaking regional development. In the 20th century, development of the former planned economies (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia), was defined by these countries differences, rather than their common…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
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  • The Age of Intelligent Cities: Smart Environments and Innovation-for-all Strategies book cover

    The Age of Intelligent Cities

    Smart Environments and Innovation-for-all Strategies, 1st Edition

    By Nicos Komninos

    This book concludes a trilogy that began with Intelligent Cities: Innovation, Knowledge Systems and digital spaces (Routledge 2002) and Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation Networks (Routledge 2008). Together these books examine intelligent cities as environments of innovation and…

    Paperback – 2018-07-25
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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, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-07-25
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  • Higher Education and the Creative Economy: Beyond the campus book cover

    Higher Education and the Creative Economy

    Beyond the campus, 1st Edition

    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,…

    Paperback – 2018-07-25
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  • Knowledge, Networks and Policy: Regional Studies in Postwar Britain and Beyond book cover

    Knowledge, Networks and Policy

    Regional Studies in Postwar Britain and Beyond, 1st Edition

    By James Hopkins

    ‘The region’ has been used to understand and propose solutions to phenomena and problems outside the dominant spatial scale of the twentieth century – the nation state. Its influence can be seen in multiple social science disciplines and in public policy across the globe. But how was this knowledge…

    Paperback – 2018-07-25
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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, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-07-25
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  • Making 21st Century Knowledge Complexes: Technopoles of the world revisited book cover

    Making 21st Century Knowledge Complexes

    Technopoles of the world revisited, 1st Edition

    Edited by Julie Tian Miao, Paul Benneworth, Nicholas A. Phelps

    The world has changed profoundly since the publication of the influential book Technopoles of the World. As policy-makers and practitioners attempt to harness science, technology and innovation to create dynamic and vibrant cities many wonder how relevant Manuel Castells and Peter Hall's messages…

    Paperback – 2018-07-25
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  • Geography of Innovation: Public Policy Renewal and Empirical Progress book cover

    Geography of Innovation

    Public Policy Renewal and Empirical Progress, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-05-22
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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, 1st Edition

    By Tassilo Herrschel, Yonn Dierwechter

    In recent years "smartness" has risen as a buzzword to characterize 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 – 2018-03-23
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  • Geopolitics of the Knowledge-Based Economy book cover

    Geopolitics of the Knowledge-Based Economy

    1st Edition

    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 – 2018-02-26
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  • Transitions in Regional Economic Development book cover

    Transitions in Regional Economic Development

    1st Edition

    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 – 2017-12-13
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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, 1st Edition

    Edited by Boaz Atzili, Burak Kadercan

    Territory is back with a 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…

    Hardback – 2017-12-12
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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, 1st Edition

    By Peter de Souza

    The countryside has often been marginalised 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 – 2017-12-04
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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, 1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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

    1st Edition

    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

    1st Edition

    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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  • The Scottish Economy: A Living Book book cover

    The Scottish Economy

    A Living Book, 1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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

    1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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

    1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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

    1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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

    1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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

    1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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

    1st Edition

    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

    1st Edition

    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

    1st Edition

    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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