Innovation, Agglomeration and Regional Competition (New by Charlie Karlsson, Borje Johansson, Roger R. Stough

By Charlie Karlsson, Borje Johansson, Roger R. Stough

This publication offers a cutting-edge evaluation of present study on local festival and co-operation. constructing our present realizing of the recent position of areas and their behaviour, this ebook addresses questions comparable to: How and why do areas compete? How does pageant among border areas function? Which areas are winning and which areas fail? What are the results of local pageant when it comes to source allocation, the positioning of financial actions and the distribution of earning? The e-book illuminates a couple of serious theoretical finish empirical matters on the subject of the aggressive and cooperative nature of areas, in addition to highlighting a few new case reports from various nations. The booklet should be an invaluable enhancement to undergraduate and post-graduate classes in economics, financial geography, local technological know-how, neighborhood making plans, enterprise management, and overseas and business administration. it is going to even be a useful tips instrument for researchers, specialists and coverage makers in overseas agencies corresponding to the ecu, the area financial institution and the OECD.

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Given the characteristics of micro-enterprises and their inherent resource and time constraints, a high response to a postal survey was not anticipated. Thus, the instrument was designed so that it could be administered either by mail or by telephone. Four to six weeks after the postal survey, nonrespondents were contacted by MGI staff, reminded of the questionnaire and offered the option of completing the survey by telephone. In addition to a series of questions to establish the demographic profiles of the firms (such as age, size, industry sector, offerings, export experience, performance, and so on), the instrument sought information on the extent to which micro-enterprises conducted cross-border business, on anticipated sales performance and on future export intentions.

From the consumers’ point of view, higher accessibility to the central marketplace in the region implies that the total access to diversity increases. Obviously, these kinds of effects are important for policy-makers and regional planners to consider. NOTES 1. See for instance Ciccone and Hall (1996) and Glaeser et al. (1992). 2. The time distance within a municipality is the average travel time by car between zones within the municipality. 3. Large FERs are defined as those with a total population above 100 000.

Theil, M. (1967), Economics and Information Theory, Amsterdam: NorthHolland. Tsaganea, D. (2002), ‘Entropic properties of international systems’, Kybernetes, 31(7/8), 1073–97. 2. , 1995; Morgan, 1997; Burpitt and Rondinelli, 2000). , 2002). , 2004). , 1999). , 2004). , 1999). This contribution posits that there is sufficient evidence from the empirical research undertaken in Ireland to suggest that government agencies 38 Regions in competition and cooperation: Irish micro-enterprises 39 located in different jurisdictions should collaborate to support microenterprises and other small firms located in cross-border regions.

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