Economies, Institutions and Territories Dissecting Nexuses in a Changing World
Rural-Urban Linkages for Sustainable Development
Social Protection and Informal Workers in Sub-Saharan Africa Lived Realities and Associational Experiences from Tanzania and Kenya
Culture, Creativity and Economy Collaborative Practices, Value Creation and Spaces of Creativity
Towards Coastal Resilience and Sustainability
Understanding Innovation in Emerging Economic Spaces Global and Local Actors, Networks and Embeddedness
By Luca Storti, Giulia Urso, Neil Reid
August 19, 2022
Presenting multidisciplinary and global insights, this book explores the nexus between economies, institutions, and territories and how global phenomena have local consequences. It examines how original and innovative economic related processes embed themselves in societies at the local level; how...
By Ona Gražina Rakauskienė, Dalia Štreimikienė, Lina Volodzkienė
July 07, 2022
The growing inequality in the global economy across the planet is reaching unprecedented levels. This book seeks to develop frameworks for the assessment of excessive inequality and its impact on social-economic progress and sustainable development. It begins by summarizing the theoretical ...
By Armin Kratzer, Jutta Kister
April 29, 2022
This book critically examines different forms of urban-rural links for sustainable development in different countries. As intertwined processes of globalization, digitalization, environmental challenges and the search for sustainable development continue, rural and urban areas around the world ...
By Maria Giulia Pezzi, Alessandra Faggian, Neil Reid
February 01, 2022
This book delves into the development opportunities for peripheral areas explored through the emerging practices of agritourism, wine tourism, and craft beer tourism. It celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit of people living in peri-urban regions. Peripheral areas tend to be far from urban hubs, ...
By Lone Riisgaard, Winnie V. Mitullah, Nina Torm
November 25, 2021
The promotion of social protection in Sub-Saharan Africa happens in a context where informal labour markets constitute the norm, and where most workers live uncertain livelihoods with very limited access to official social protection. The dominant social protection agenda and the associated ...
By Brian J. Hracs, Taylor Brydges, Tina Haisch, Atle Hauge, Johan Jansson, Jenny Sjoholm
August 02, 2021
This book nuances our understanding of the contemporary creative economy by engaging with a set of three key tensions which emerged over the course of eight European Colloquiums on Culture, Creativity and Economy (CCE): 1) the tension between individual and collaborative creative practices, 2) the ...
By Fayyaz Baqir, Sanni Yaya
May 19, 2021
This book explores the causes and consequences of market failure in bridging societal differences to create a shared economy. It questions the current world order and evaluates socio-economic gains in reference to the social origins of the economic agents. With a need to counterbalance economic ...
By Fayyaz Baqir, Nipa Banerjee, Sanni Yaya
October 18, 2019
This book centers around an intense debate among donors, policymakers, development practitioners, and academics on the efficacy of aid in eradicating poverty while promoting human development. It seeks to fill the gap in present literature by presenting stories of better spending through ...
By C. Patrick Heidkamp, John Morrissey
August 06, 2018
Coastal zones represent a frontline in the battle for sustainability, as coastal communities face unprecedented economic challenges. Coastal ecosystems are subject to overuse, loss of resilience and increased vulnerability. This book aims to interrogate the multi- scalar complexities in creating a ...
By Peter Dannenberg, Elmar Kulke
February 12, 2018
Analysing the ongoing changes and dynamics in rural development from a functional perspective through a series of case studies from the global north and south, this volume deepens our understanding of the importance of new functional and multifunctional approaches in policy, practice and theory. In...
By Grzegorz Micek
February 05, 2018
A small number of countries, regions, cities, and localities are powerful gatekeepers and generate the bulk of creative and innovative ideas, while the majority is largely excluded. This book looks at neglected, but emerging innovation centres analysed from various spatial and organizational ...
By Peter Daniels, James W. Harrington
March 29, 2017
The acquisition and management of information is central to the operation and marketing of many service-providing firms and other organizations. Their varied knowledge requirements influence approaches to organizational structure, relationships to other organizations, the location of operations, ...