Outsourcing in European Emerging Economies: Territorial Embeddedness and Global Business Services
Traveling Expertise and Regional Development
Governing Cities: Asia's Urban Transformation
Defining the Urban and Rural
The Geography of Mobility, Wellbeing and Development in China: Understanding Transformations Through Big Data
Transnational Regions in Historical Perspective
November 29, 2020
Drawing on a range of European cases, this edited volume analyses the offshoring and outsourcing of foreign companies, with a focus on territorial embeddedness. The book opens by developing a theoretical framework and then presents a range of international case studies, exploring the experiences of...
Sarah-Anne Munoz, Steve F. Bain
September 01, 2020
This book considers how rurality interacts with the mental health and wellbeing of individuals and communities in different regional settings. Through the use of international and comparative case studies, the book offers insight into the spatiality of mental health diagnoses, experiences, services...
Keng Hua Chong, Mihye Cho
June 15, 2020
Ageing population and rapid urbanisation are the two major demographic shifts in today’s world. Architectural designs and urban policies have to deal with issues of an ever larger elderly population living in the cities, especially in old urban neighbourhoods, while also taking into consideration...
Andreas Öjehag-Pettersson, Tomas Mitander
March 12, 2020
This book analyses an increasingly important phenomenon in contemporary regional development, namely ‘traveling expertise' and policy ideas. Drawing on the fields of urban and regional development, and informed by the emerging school of governmentality studies, it offers a theoretically and...
Kris Hartley, Glen Kuecker, Michael Waschak, Jun Jie Woo, Charles Chao Rong Phua
February 28, 2020
This book presents the latest research on three issues of crucial importance to Asian cities: governance, livability, and sustainability. Together, these issues canvass the salient trends defining Asian urbanization and are explored through an eclectic compendium of studies that represent the many...
February 20, 2020
In recent years, new definitions of cities and countries and the regions within them have emerged. In particular, how a region comes to be considered as ‘rural’ or ‘urban’ or somewhere in between has been a subject of some debate. This has led to a drive to seek new territorial classification...
Wenjie Wu, Yiming Wang
February 12, 2020
Big data is increasingly regarded as a new approach for understanding urban informatics and complex systems. Today, there is unprecedented data availability, with detailed remote-sensed data on the built environment and rich mineable web-based sources in the form of social media, web mapping,...
Alessandro Balducci, Valeria Fedeli, Francesco Curci
October 02, 2019
Processes of multi-scalar regional urbanization are occurring worldwide. Such processes are clearly distinguishable from those of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries due to the shifting concepts of both the city and the metropolis. International literature highlights how what we have...
September 20, 2019
How have the development and redevelopment of China’s cities since the early 1950s transformed the settlements and fortunes of a fifth of the world’s population? Rapid urbanization since the 1980s has changed the nation from a rural society to an urban one, marking it as one of the most significant...
Marten Boon, Hein A.M. Klemann, Ben Wubs
July 09, 2019
National competitiveness has become a misnomer, as competitiveness is increasingly understood as a regional phenomenon and regions are not confined to the boundaries of the nation state. This book focuses on the Port of Rotterdam and its hinterland – i.e. the Lower Rhine and the Ruhr area. A...
Francisco Puig, Berrbizne Urzelai
March 26, 2019
This volume shows that in today’s globalized world, clusters are an important factor in explaining the different growth rates of firms, cities and regions. Drawing on the expertise of an international contributor team, it covers topics such as clusters and small and medium-sized enterprise...
January 25, 2019
Mountain regions are subject to a unique set of economic pressures: they act as collective enterprises which have to valorize rare resources, such as spectacular landscapes. While primarily rural in nature, they often border large cities, and the development of industries such as hydroelectric...