New Directions in Regional Economic Development

  • Charlie Karlsson
  • Ake E. Andersson
  • Paul C. Cheshire
  • Roger R. Stough

Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Charlie Karlsson, Åke E. Andersson, Paul Cheshire, R. R. Stough
    Pages 1-33
  3. Martin Beckmann
    Pages 35-46
  4. Åke E. Andersson
    Pages 79-95
  5. David Batten, Roger Bradbury
    Pages 97-105
  6. Kingsley Haynes, Rajendra Kulkarni, Roger Stough
    Pages 143-159
  7. John R. Roy, Geoffrey J.D. Hewings
    Pages 161-176
  8. Tsukai Makoto, Kobayashi Kiyoshi
    Pages 197-219
  9. Johan Klaesson, Lars Pettersson
    Pages 317-330
  10. Manfred M Fischer, Thomas Scherngell, Eva Jansenberger
    Pages 331-345
  11. Ian Gordon, Colin Haslam, Philip McCann, Brian Scott-Quinn
    Pages 373-384
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 409-415

About this book


The emphasis of this book lies on emerging hypotheses, new methods and theoretic developments in the field of regional economic development. A further amplification is provided with a diverse set of cases extending this new way of thinking at the theory and methods level into policy and practice. The case studies range from a focus on Europe, Central and East Asia and North America. Considerable emphasis is laid on the role of entrepreneurship and innovation as drivers of economic growth and development on the sub-national regional level.


Asia East Asia Economic Development Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurship Europe European Union (EU) Rural Development cluster development economic growth evolution growth innovation sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Charlie Karlsson
    • 1
  • Ake E. Andersson
    • 2
  • Paul C. Cheshire
    • 3
  • Roger R. Stough
    • 4
  1. 1.Jönköping Int. Business SchoolJönköping UniversityJönköpingSweden
  2. 2.Jönköping Int. Business SchoolJönköping UniversityJönköpingSweden
  3. 3.Dept. Geography & EnvironmentLondon School of EconomicsLondonUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.School of Public PolicyGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-01016-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-01017-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9602
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