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Title Geography, institutions and regional economic performance / Riccardo Crescenzi, Marco Percoco, editors
Published Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, ©2013


Description 1 online resource (vii, 436 pages) : illustrations, maps (some color)
Series Advances in spatial science, 1430-9602
Advances in spatial science. 1430-9602
Contents Introduction -- pt. I. Space, Growth and Development -- Globalization and Endogenous Regional Growth / Roberta Capello and Ugo Fratesi -- TFP Convergence Across European Regions: A Comparative Spatial Dynamics Analysis / Adriana Di Liberto and Stefano Usai -- Productivity and Local Workforce Composition / David Christopher Maré and Richard Fabling -- Regional Growth in Central and Eastern Europe: Convergence, Divergence and Non-linear Dynamics / Vassilis Monastiriotis -- Some Practical Elements Associated with the Design of an Integrated and Territorial Place-Based Approach to EU Cohesion Policy / Philip McCann and Raquel Ortega-Argilés -- pt. II. Institutions and Culture -- Cultural Diversity and Economic Performance: Evidence from European Regions / Elena Bellini, Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano, Dino Pinelli, and Giovanni Prarolo -- The 'Bright' Side of Social Capital: How 'Bridging' Makes Italian Provinces More Innovative / Riccardo Crescenzi, Luisa Gagliardi, and Marco Percoco
Explicitly Implicit: How Institutional Differences Influence Entrepreneurship / Stefan Bauernschuster, Oliver Falck, Robert Gold, and Stephan Heblich -- Academic Entrepreneurship and the Geography of University Knowledge Flows in the UK / Maria Abreu and Vadim Grinevich -- pt. III. Agglomeration Economies, the Location of Economic Activities and Innovation -- Evaluating the Role of Clusters for Innovation and Growth in Europe / Andrés Rodríguez-Pose and Fabrice Comptour -- Input-Output Linkages, Proximity to Final Demand and the Location of Manufacturing Industries / Giordano Mion -- Agglomeration and Labour Markets: The Impact of Transport Investments on Labour Market Outcomes / Sabine D'Costa, Steve Gibbons, Henry Overman, and Panu Pelkonen -- Firm Capabilities and Cooperation for Innovation: Evidence from the UK Regions / Simona Iammarino, Mariacristina Piva, Marco Vivarelli, and Nick von Tunzelmann -- pt. IV. Geography in motion: Trade, FDI and Migrations
Assessing Regional Economic Performance: Regional Competition in Spain Under a Spatial Vector Autoregressive Approach / Miguel A. Márquez, Julián Ramajo, and Geoffrey J.D. Hewings -- The Long Run Interplay Between Trade Policy and the Location of Economic Activity in Brazil Revisited / L.P. do C. Ferraz, E.A. Haddad, and M.C. Terra -- Environmental Standards, Delocalization and Employment: The Case of the EU Cement Industry / Maria Giovanna Bosco and Carlo Altomonte -- Immigrant Heterogeneity and Urban Development: A Conceptual Analysis / Jessie Bakens and Peter Nijkamp -- What Drives Chinese Multinationals to Italy? / Carlo Pietrobelli, Roberta Rabellotti, and Marco Sanfilippo -- Regional Development and Government Income Transfer Programs: Combining Input-Output Systems and Geoprocessing as Tools for Planning in São Paulo State, Brazil / Silvio Massaru Ichihara, Joaquim José Martins Guilhoto, and Denise Imori
Summary "The book brings together contributions by scholars from several countries and different "sister" disciplines (Economic Geography, Urban and Regional Economics, Innovation Studies) with different approaches to the same crucial issue: how geography, culture and institutions influence regional economic performance. It includes a number of relevant insights into these complex relations covering different-though complementary-streams of literature in order to emphasize their points of contact and areas of consensus (or disagreement). The role of institutional and cultural factors in shaping regional economic dynamics is analysed together with the impact of clusters, accessibility, urbanization processes and localised inter-firm linkages. The dynamic interactions of economic agents across space are also explored in depth by analysing the geography of trade flows, labour and capital mobility. Empirical analyses cover the whole European Union with some chapters focused on specific European countries but also on non-European and emerging economies. The book effectively demonstrates that regional development is a complex and multifaceted phenomenon, the in-depth understanding of which calls for the simultaneous consideration of a variety of phenomena and the structural characteristics of places and agents. The understanding of regional economic performance hence calls for an explicit consideration of both "hard" and "soft " factors of development, especially in terms of geography, culture and institutions."--Publisher's description
Analysis Economics
Europe -- Economic policy
Regional economics
Economics/Management Science
Regional/Spatial Science
R & D/Technology Policy
European Integration
Economic Geography
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
Print version record and online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed July 17, 2013)
Subject Space in economics.
Regional economics.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- General.
Science économique.
Economic history.
Regional economics.
Space in economics.
SUBJECT Europe -- Economic conditions.
Subject Europe.
Form Electronic book
Author Crescenzi, Riccardo, editor
Percoco, Marco, editor
ISBN 9783642333958