Innovation, Agglomeration And Regional Competition
, Börje Johansson
, Roger R. Stough
Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden and University of Southern Denmark, Börje Johansson, Professor of Economics, Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University, Jönköping and Director, CESIS (Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies), Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden and Roger R. Stough, School of Policy, Government and International Affairs, George Mason University, US
|2009 416 pp Hardback 978 1 84542 526 5
|ebook isbn 978 1 84980 214 7
Hardback £117.00 on-line price £105.30
Series: New Horizons in Regional Science series
Available as an eBook for subscribing libraries on .
For individuals at paper price on and
Other eBook partners.
‘The rise of globalization has triggered a fundamental rethinking about the role of regions in economic development policy. In this important new book, Karlsson, Johansson and Stough assemble a cast of leading international scholars to unravel the new role for regions and local economic development policy to harness the possibilities unleashed by the forces of globalization. This book contains important new insights and ideas that will be welcomed by both scholars and policymakers.’
– David B. Audretsch, Indiana University, Bloomington, US and Otto Beisheim School WHU, Germany
Contributors: M. Andersson, J. Bell, P.-O. Bjuggren, R. Capello, P. Cheshire, P. Cooke, D. Crossan, J.R. Cuadrado-Roura, G.C. Geerdink, U. Gråsjö, K.E. Haynes, P. Ibbotson, B. Johansson, C. Karlsson, J. Klaesson, K. Koschatzky, R. Kulkarni, R. Moreno, R. Ortega-Argilés, J.H.P. Paelinck, T. Paulsson, F. Scharf, H. Shibusawa, E. Stam, P.J. Stauvermann, R.R. Stough, J. Surinach Caralt, D. Wiberg
Full table of contents
This book provides a state-of-the-art overview of current research on regional competition and co-operation.
Developing our current understanding of the new role of regions and their behaviour, this book addresses questions such as: How and why do regions compete? How does competition between border regions operate? Which regions are successful and which regions fail? What are the implications of regional competition in terms of resource allocation, the location of economic activities and the distribution of incomes? The book illuminates a number of critical theoretical end empirical issues relating to the competitive and cooperative nature of regions, as well as highlighting a number of new case studies from a variety of countries.
The book will be a useful enhancement to undergraduate and post-graduate courses in economics, economic geography, regional science, regional planning, business administration, and international and industrial management. It will also be an invaluable guidance tool for researchers, consultants and policy makers in international organizations such as the EU, the World Bank and the OECD.
Introduction: The Rise of Regions: Innovation, Agglomeration and Regional Competition
Börje Johansson, Charlie Karlsson and Roger R. Stough
PART I: INNOVATION, AGGLOMERATION AND LOCATION
1. Regional Interaction and Economic Diversity: Exploring the Role of Geographically Overlapping Markets for a Municipality’s Diversity in Retail and Durables
Martin Andersson and Johan Klaesson
2. Regions in Competition and Cooperation: Opportunities for Cross-Border Collaboration in Support of Irish Micro-Enterprises
Jim Bell, Denise Crossan, Patrick Ibbotson and Fred Scharf
3. Ownership, Succession and Entrepreneurship in an Ageing Society: Is There a Transition Problem?
Per-Olof Bjuggren and Daniel Wiberg
4. Telecommunications and Regional Disparities in an Era of Globalization: From Conceptual Issues to Measurable Policy Impacts
5. Spatial Policies, Planning and Urban Competitiveness: The Particular Case of London
6. Regional R&D Outsourcing in Bioscientific Industries
7. Towards New European Peripheries?
Juan R. Cuadrado-Roura
8. Elements of a Knowledge Network Learning Model
Kingsley E. Haynes and Hiroyuki Shibusawa
PART II: REGIONAL COMPETITION
9. Is Competition Between Regions Welfare-Increasing?
Gerhard C. Geerdink and Peter J. Stauvermann
10. Accessibility to R&D and Patent Production
11. Location of New Industries: The ICT Sector 1990–2000
Börje Johansson and Thomas Paulsson
12. Agency Control Mechanisms and Innovative Effort
Raquel Ortega-Argilés, Rosina Moreno and Jordi Surinach Caralt
13. Science-based Regional Development in a Small Region: Scope of Collective Action for Regional Governments
14. Agglomeration Economies and Firm Growth: Testing for Spatial Externalities in the Dutch ICT Industry
Frank G. van Oort and Erik Stam
15. Competition and Cooperation in Economic Development Among Local Jurisdictions in a Large Urban Area
Roger R. Stough, Rajendra Kulkarni and Jean H.P. Paelinck