Urban and regional prosperity in a globalised new economy

1. Economic 'prosperity' and 'globalisation' : an agenda and perspective -- 2. The problem of regional 'hollowing out' in Japan : lessons for regional industrial policy -- 3. Regional prosperity in a globalised economy : evidence from Mexico -- 4. Economic activity, mar...

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Main Author: Meadows, G. Richard
Corporate Authors: Institute-Milwaukee Workshop on Urban and Regional Prosperity in a Globalised Economy (1st-2nd :2000-2001 :University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee), Edward Elgar Publishing, Institute-Milwaukee Workshop on Urban and Regional Prosperity in a Globalised Economy ( 2000-2001, University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee )
Other Authors: Sugden, Roger, Cheng, Rita Hartung
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Northampton, Mass Edward Elgar Pub 2003
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Collection: Edward Elgar eBooks Archive 1993-2015 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:1. Economic 'prosperity' and 'globalisation' : an agenda and perspective -- 2. The problem of regional 'hollowing out' in Japan : lessons for regional industrial policy -- 3. Regional prosperity in a globalised economy : evidence from Mexico -- 4. Economic activity, market structure and public policy -- 5. Notes on labour market flexibility : questions for the new economy -- 6. Antitrust issues : global cartels, competition law and the new economy -- 7. Economic gains from regional concentration of business operations -- 8. Why do biotechnology firms cluster? : some possible explanations -- 9. Industrial clusters and districts in the new economy : some perspectives and cases -- 10. The global economy and manufacturing : the case of Wisconsin -- 11. Reflections on a university's role in regional economic development -- 12. International perspectives on the prosperity of a region : a personal reflection
There is currently a popular view that the world is undergoing profound changes in the fundamental relationships upon which it is organised. In particular, there is widespread talk of a 'globalised' economy, facilitated by and associated with 'new' technologies and practices. There is a further consensus that within this 'globalised', 'new' economy, regionalisation in some form is important. The aim of this volume is to address these topical issues, presenting perspectives from which they can be analysed and exploring specific aspects in greater detail. The contributors provide a framework for understanding current trends, and suggest approaches that highlight appropriate ways forward in the context of both opportunities and dangers. In doing so, they discuss specific cases and explore detailed policy possibilities, including the prospect of stimulating change through multinational engagement and debate
Physical Description:xxv, 319 p ill
ISBN:9781845422264
1843763893
9781781951217
9781843763895