Regional Development Products

  • Law and Society in Malaysia

    Pluralism, Religion and Ethnicity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Harding, Dian A. H. Shah

    This book provides a systematic and interdisciplinary examination of law and legal institutions in Malaysia. It examines legal issues from historical, social, and political perspectives, and discusses the role of law in relation to Malaysian multiculturalism, religion, politics, and society. It…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Everyday Media Culture in Africa

    Audiences and Users, 1st Edition

    Edited by Wendy Willems, Winston Mano

    African audiences and users are rapidly gaining in importance and increasingly targeted by global media companies, social media platforms and mobile phone operators. This is the first edited volume that addresses the everyday lived experiences of Africans in their interaction with different kinds…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Democratic Rural Organizations

    Thresholds for Evolution in Africa and Asia, 1st Edition

    By Esbern Friis-Hansen, Janki Andharia, Suubi Godfrey

    Democratic rural organizations can play an important role in helping their members, who are frequently poor farmers living in the margins of the economy, to escape their disadvantaged starting point and to gain access to financial services, political influence and profitable markets for their…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Knowledge Economy in the Megalopolis

    Interactions of innovations in transport, information, production and organizations, 1st Edition

    By T. R. Lakshmanan, William P. Anderson, Yena Song

    In recent decades urban regions around the world have engaged in a new process of development based on the creation of new knowledge. Amidst the globalization of economic activities and the arrival of transformative technologies, knowledge has become the key driver of competitiveness and is…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • 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,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Islamic Development in Palestine

    A Comparative Study, 1st Edition

    By Stephen Royle

    This book assesses the capabilities of an Islamic approach in aiding self-organisation by examining the case of the occupied Palestinian territories in conjunction with a comparative analysis of four other nations. Three main mechanisms of Islamic development are explored; finance,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Evaluating High-Speed Rail

    Interdisciplinary perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel Albalate, Germà Bel

    High-speed Rail (HSR) is a technological transportation advance that has raised the interest of policy makers and researchers worldwide. The study of High-speed Rail is a recent phenomenon but has received increasing attention due to the extension of this mode of transportation around the globe.…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Knowledge Production in the Arab World

    The Impossible Promise, 1st Edition

    By Sari Hanafi, Rigas Arvanitis

    Over recent decades we have witnessed the globalization of research. However, this has yet to translate into a worldwide scientific network, across which competencies and resources can flow freely. Arab countries have strived to join this globalized world and become a ‘knowledge economy,’ yet…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Chicago

    An economic history, 1st Edition

    By John F. McDonald

    Chicago went from nothing in 1830 to become the second-largest city in the nation in 1900, while the Midwest developed to become one of the world’s foremost urban areas. This book is an economic history of the Chicago metropolitan area from the 1820s to the present. It examines the city in its…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Knowledge Intensive Business Services and Regional Competitiveness

    1st Edition

    Edited by João J. M. Ferreira, Mário L. Raposo, Cristina I. Fernandes, Marcus Dejardin

    Research interest in the service sector has boomed in recent years as deindustrialisation became entrenched. Instead of being regarded as merely supplementary to traditional industry and manufacturing, services have generated progressively rising levels of growth in developed economies while at the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Innovation, Alliances, and Networks in High-Tech Environments

    1st Edition

    Edited by Fiorenza Belussi, Luigi Orsi

    Recent years have seen a growth in strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions and collaborative networks involving knowledge-intensive and hi-tech industries. However, there have been relatively few studies looking at this form of collaboration as a strategy to drive firms’ innovative…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

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