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Innovation, Agglomeration and Regional Competition

Innovation, Agglomeration and Regional Competition

New Horizons in Regional Science series

Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Börje Johansson and Roger R. Stough

This book provides a state-of-the-art overview of current research on regional competition and co-operation. Developing our current understanding of the new role of regions and their behaviour, this book addresses questions such as: How and why do regions compete? How does competition between border regions operate? Which regions are successful and which regions fail? What are the implications of regional competition in terms of resource allocation, the location of economic activities and the distribution of incomes? The book illuminates a number of critical theoretical end empirical issues relating to the competitive and cooperative nature of regions, as well as highlighting a number of new case studies from a variety of countries.

Preface

Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Börje Johansson and Roger R. Stough

Subjects: economics and finance, economics of innovation, regional economics, innovation and technology, economics of innovation, urban and regional studies, clusters, regional economics

Extract

The contributions forming the different chapters in this book were first presented and discussed at the Seventh Uddevalla Symposium 2004 on ‘Regions in Competition and Co-operation’ with the subthemes: I. Territorial Competition and Substitution Processes; II. Regional Cooperation and Competition in Border Regions; III. Interregional Cooperation; IV. Entrepreneurship in a Regionalized World. The symposium was held on the 15–17 June 2004 at the university college of Østfold, in Fredrikstad, Norway. It was organized by the University West, Trollhättan, Sweden in cooperation with the Jönköping International Business School, Sweden; the School of Public Policy at George Mason University, VA, USA; the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK; the Nordic Centre for Spatial Development (NORDREGIO), Sweden; the Nordic Section of Regional Science Association (NS-RSA); and the University College of Østfold, Norway. The Seventh Uddevalla Symposium 2004 was part of a common research project on Entrepreneurship within European Interreg IIIA Sweden–Norway, which was a cooperative project established between the two universities, University West, Sweden and the University College of Østfold, Norway. This project led to the University College of Østfold, Norway hosting the symposium. We wish to thank The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation (Riksbankens Jubileumsfond), the European INTERREG IIIA Sweden– Norway program, the Municipality of Fredrikstad, Norway and the Swedbank in Uddevalla, Sweden for financial support. The authors and the editors thank Ms Irene Johansson, University West, Sweden and Ms Sameeksha Desai and Ms Adriana Kocornik-Mina, School of Public Policy, George Mason University for their...