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Transnational Regions in Historical Perspective

Transnational Regions in Historical Perspective

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Marten Boon, Hein A M Klemann, Ben Wubs
August 01, 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 focusses on the port of Rotterdam and its hinterland – i.e. the Lower Rhine and the Ruhr area. A...

Economic Clusters and Globalization: Diversity and Resilience

Economic Clusters and Globalization: Diversity and Resilience

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Francisco Puig, Berrbizne Urzelai
April 11, 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...

The Spatial and Economic Transformation of Mountain Regions: Landscapes as Commodities

The Spatial and Economic Transformation of Mountain Regions: Landscapes as Commodities

1st Edition

Manfred Perlik
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...

The Canada-US Border in the 21st Century: Trade, Immigration and Security in the Age of Trump

The Canada-US Border in the 21st Century: Trade, Immigration and Security in the Age of Trump

1st Edition

John B. Sutcliffe, William P. Anderson
November 20, 2018

Borders are critical to the development and survival of modern states, offer security against external threats, and mark public policy and identity difference. At the same time, borders, and borderlands, are places where people, ideas, and economic goods meet and intermingle. The United...

The Geography of Scientific Collaboration

The Geography of Scientific Collaboration

1st Edition

Agnieszka Olechnicka, Adam Ploszaj, Dorota Celińska-Janowicz
October 25, 2018

Science is increasingly defined by multidimensional collaborative networks. Despite the unprecedented growth of scientific collaboration around the globe – the collaborative turn – geography still matters for the cognitive enterprise. This book explores how geography conditions scientific...

Gastronomy and Local Development: The Quality of Products, Places and Experiences

Gastronomy and Local Development: The Quality of Products, Places and Experiences

1st Edition

Nicola Bellini, Cécile Clergeau, Olivier Etcheverria
October 22, 2018

Gastronomy, particularly gourmet tourism, is widely acknowledged as having a powerful impact on local development. Public policies have developed in response to research, highlighting gastronomy as key in a successful tourism economy. However, research thus far has not fully explored the underlying...

Competitiveness and Knowledge: An International Comparison of Traditional Firms

Competitiveness and Knowledge: An International Comparison of Traditional Firms

1st Edition

Knut Ingar Westeren, Hanas Cader, Maria de Fátima Sales, Jan Ole Similä, Jefferson Staduto
March 13, 2018

In the twenty-first century technology has become global, and firms compete using knowledge and capital. The ‘traditional firm’ has a need for innovation and depends on efficient knowledge management to improve productivity. This book examines five firms that produce the same commodity, white...

Creative Ageing Cities: Place Design with Older People in Asian Cities

Creative Ageing Cities: Place Design with Older People in Asian Cities

1st Edition

Keng Hua Chong, Mihye Cho
February 08, 2018

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...

Regional Development in Australia: Being regional

Regional Development in Australia: Being regional

1st Edition

Robyn Eversole
January 03, 2018

In Australia, regions are not just geographic locations, they are also cultural ideas. Being regional means being located outside the nation’s capital cities and in the periphery of its centres of power and influence. Regional development in Australia is thus significantly different than...

Broadband Telecommunications and Regional Development

Broadband Telecommunications and Regional Development

1st Edition

Tony H. Grubesic, Elizabeth A. Mack
December 18, 2017

Broadband is one of the most transformative technologies of the 21st century, yet our understanding of its regional impacts remains somewhat rudimentary. Not only are issues of broadband pricing and speed relevant in this context, but the overall quality of service for broadband can often dictate...

Rural Housing and Economic Development

Rural Housing and Economic Development

1st Edition

Don E. Albrecht, Scott Loveridge, Stephan Goetz, Rachel Welborn
December 05, 2017

Housing is crucial to the quality of life and wellbeing for individuals and familes, but the availability of adequate or affordable housing also plays a vital role in community economic development. Rural areas face a substantial disadvantage compared to urban areas in regard to housing, and this...

Neoliberalism and Urban Development in Latin America: The Case of Santiago

Neoliberalism and Urban Development in Latin America: The Case of Santiago

1st Edition

Camillo Boano, Francisco Vergara-Perucich
August 23, 2017

In the 1970s and following on from the deposition of Salvador Allende, the Chilean dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet installed a radical political and economic system by force which lent heavy privilege to free market capitalism, reduced the power of the state to its minimum and actively suppressed...

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