The Resource The Global Competitiveness of Regions

The Global Competitiveness of Regions

Label
The Global Competitiveness of Regions
Title
The Global Competitiveness of Regions
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The aim of this book is to consider theoretically the notion of the global competitiveness of regions, as well as giving attention as to how such competitiveness may be empirically measured. With this in mind, the book has three specific objectives: first, to place the concept of regional competitiveness within the context of regional economic development theory; second, to present a rationale and method for quantifying the global competitiveness of regions; and, third, to undertake the most geographically widespread analysis of regional competitiveness differences across the globe. With regard to the third goal, the analysis incorporates more than 500 regions across Europe, North and South America, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and the so-called BRIC economies of Brazil, Russia, India, and China. The importance of the concept of competitiveness has increased rapidly in recent years, with the issues surrounding it becoming, at the same time, more empirically refined and theoretically complex. The focus on regions reflects the growing consensus that they are the primary spatial units that compete to attract investment, and it is at the regional level that knowledge is circulated and transferred, resulting in agglomerations, or clusters, of industrial and service sector enterprises. This growing acknowledgement of the region?s role as a key spatial unit of organisation has led to attention turning to competitiveness at a more regional level. The book explores the results of the World Competitiveness Index of Regions (WCIR), covering the rankings and results of the 2014 edition. The WCIR provides a tool for analysing the development of a range of regional economies across the globe. It enables an illustration of the changing patterns of regional competitiveness on the international stage to be generated. In fundamental terms, the WCIR aims to produce an integrated and overall benchmark of the knowledge capacity, capability, and sustainability of each region, and the extent to which this knowledge is translated into economic value and transferred into the wealth of the citizens of each region
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
  • 338.9/048
  • 338.9048
Index
index present
LC call number
HF1414 .G55896 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Regions and Cities
Label
The Global Competitiveness of Regions
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; 1 Introduction; 2 Regional competitiveness; 3 World Competitiveness Index of Regions; 4 Regional competitiveness and economic development; 5 Regional competitiveness and stages of development; 6 Regional evolution and waves of growth; 7 The competitiveness of European regions; 8 The competitiveness of North American regions; 9 The competitiveness of BRIC regions; 10 The competitiveness of Middle Eastern regions; 11 Regional competitiveness benchmarking and policymaking; 12 Conclusions; Appendices; References; Index
Control code
ocn882771029
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (261 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780415859431
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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621756
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not applicable
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.b34459352
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)882771029
  • ebl0203799135

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