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Regional Economic Development

Analysis and Planning Strategy

  • Robert J. Stimson
  • Roger R. Stough
  • Brian H. Roberts

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Robert J. Stimson, Roger R. Stough, Brian H. Roberts
    Pages 1-41
  3. Robert J. Stimson, Roger R. Stough, Brian H. Roberts
    Pages 43-74
  4. Robert J. Stimson, Roger R. Stough, Brian H. Roberts
    Pages 119-152
  5. Robert J. Stimson, Roger R. Stough, Brian H. Roberts
    Pages 153-196
  6. Robert J. Stimson, Roger R. Stough, Brian H. Roberts
    Pages 197-233
  7. Robert J. Stimson, Roger R. Stough, Brian H. Roberts
    Pages 235-274
  8. Robert J. Stimson, Roger R. Stough, Brian H. Roberts
    Pages 275-305
  9. Robert J. Stimson, Roger R. Stough, Brian H. Roberts
    Pages 307-339
  10. Robert J. Stimson, Roger R. Stough, Brian H. Roberts
    Pages 341-366
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 367-398

About this book

Introduction

Regional economic development has attracted the interest of economists, geographers, planners and regional scientists for a long time. And, of course, it is a field that has developed a large practitioner cohort in government and business agencies from the national down to the state and local levels. In planning for cities and regions, both large and small, economic development issues now tend to be integrated into strategic planning processes. For at least the last 50 years, scholars from various disciplines have theorised about the nature of regional economic development, developing a range of models seeking to explain the process of regional economic development, and why it is that regions vary so much in their economic structure and performance and how these aspects of a region can change dramatically over time. Regional scientists in particular have developed a comprehensive tool-kit of methodologies to measure and monitor regional economic characteristics such as industry sectors, employment, income, value of production, investment, and the like, using both quantitative and qualitative methods of analysis, and focusing on both static and dynamic analysis. The 'father of regional science', Walter lsard, was the first to put together a comprehensive volume on techniques of regional analysis (Isard 1960), and since then a huge literature has emerged, including the many titles in the series published by Springer in which this book is published.

Keywords

Analysis and Methods Planning Regional Strategy cluster cluster analysis competitiveness decision support development economic development futures globalization interdependence leadership performance

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert J. Stimson
    • 1
  • Roger R. Stough
    • 2
  • Brian H. Roberts
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Research into Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures, School of Geography, Planning and ArchitectureThe University of QueenslandSt. LuciaAustralia
  2. 2.School of Public PolicyGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA
  3. 3.Center for Developing CitiesUniversity of CanberraCanberraAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-04911-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-04913-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04911-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9602
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