Advertisement

Theories of Endogenous Regional Growth — Lessons for Regional Policies

  • Börje Johansson
  • Charlie Karlsson
  • Roger Stough
Chapter
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Abstract

This concluding chapter creates a synthesis of the major aspects and lessons for regional policy presented in the preceding chapters. Common elements are found in the identification of a critical group of decision makers and their objectives, and in the specification of policies that give support to change processes that are essential in the development of knowledge resources, the implementation of new technology and the formation of clusters. Conclusions regarding these issues are embedded in the analysis of infrastructure, institutions and associated local policies supporting endogenous regional growth. This also means that local or regional advantage is understood as the result of territorial competition based on competitive advantages that evolve in a dynamic process. It is also recognised, in major parts, that policy itself is endogenous.

Keywords

Regional Policy Endogenous Growth Administrative Region Functional Region Agglomeration Economy 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Andersson, Â.E., 1993, Economic Structure of the 21st Century, in Â.E. Andersson, D.F. Batten, K. Kobayashi and Y. Yoshikawa (eds), The Cosmo-Creative Society - Logistical Networks in a Dynamic Economy, Springer-Verlag, Berlin.Google Scholar
  2. Cheshire, P.C. and I.R. Gordon, 1998, Territorial Competition: Some Lessons for Policy, Annals of Regional Science, 32:321–346.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Dicken, P. and A. Tickel, 1992, Competitors or Collaborators? The Structure of Inward Investment Promotion in the Northern England, Regional Studies, 26:99–106.Google Scholar
  4. Jacobs, J., 1984, Cities and the Wealth of Nations, Random House, New York.Google Scholar
  5. North, D., 1990, Institutions, Institutional Change, and Economic Performance, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, Mass.Google Scholar
  6. Stough, R., 1990, Potentially Irreversible Global Trends and Changes: Local and Regional Strategies for Survival, Paper prepared for presentation at the meetings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, New Orleans, Louisiana, Febr. 17–20, 1990.Google Scholar
  7. Vehlen T.B., 1899, The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions, Macmillan, New York.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Börje Johansson
    • 1
  • Charlie Karlsson
    • 1
  • Roger Stough
    • 2
  1. 1.Jönköping International Business SchoolSweden
  2. 2.The Institute of Public Policy, The Mason Enterprise Center for Regional Analysis and Entrepreneurship, and The Transport Policy and Logistics CenterGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

Personalised recommendations