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This timely book provides an innovative study of the profound changes and latest challenges facing the construction sector. It adopts a socio-technical approach to analyse not only the role of technological factors, but also that of actors and their social dialogue and industrial relations.
The recent COVID-19 pandemic has arguably caused some of the most noticeable and influential societal and economic changes since World War Two. This path-breaking book investigates these changes and the subsequent responses of urban policy makers.
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Using a range of calculative devices, (Mis)managing Macroprudential Expectations
explores the methods used by central banks to predict and govern the tail risks that
could impact financial stability. Through an in-depth case study, the book utilises
empirically-informed theoretical analysis to capture these low-probability and
high-impact events, and offers a novel conceptualisation of the role of risk
modelling within the macroprudential policy agenda.
Building on a variety of contrasting perspectives, this book focuses on the connection between university spin-offs and regional economic development. It aptly captures the diverse range of concepts relating to the main participants in the process of university spin-offs, reflecting on their roles and how these may have changed.
Healing the economic and social wounds inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic will take
time, but the long road to recovery presents a unique opportunity to build back
better. To catalyze change and succeed in the post-pandemic era, economic
development policy and practice must see the crisis as an opportunity to rethink and
redesign regional economic systems. This will involve creating a shared
understanding of – and policies to address – the differential impacts of the
pandemic across occupations, industries, and socioeconomic groups. This book
explores the challenges and opportunities heralded by the virus in the broadest
sense and presents case studies on equitable and inclusive economic recoveries.
This comprehensive Research Handbook provides insights into entrepreneurship across a range of country contexts, migration corridors and national policies to provide a collection of conceptual, empirical and policy-focused findings addressing transnational diaspora entrepreneurship. Chapters illustrate the phenomenon, considering what it is, how it works and how it is regulated.
With 78 specially commissioned entries written by a diverse range of contributors,
this essential reference book covers the breadth and depth of human geography to
provide a lively and accessible state of the art of the discipline for students,
instructors and researchers.
Utilising a geographic lens to examine the adoption and dissemination of, and attention to ‘fake news’, this timely and important book explores how misinformation in the digital age calls attention to the multiple geographic dimensions of online fictions, conspiracy theories and political disinformation.
Providing an overview of industrial development using a variety of different approaches and perspectives, the Handbook of Industrial Development brings together expert contributors and highlights the current multiple and interdependent challenges that can only be addressed by an interdisciplinary approach. Chapters discuss the existing issues faced by industry following both the digital and environmental transitions, highlighting their regional roots and the interplay with the wider institutional framework.