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Urban Dynamism within the Vienna-Bratislava Metropolitan Area: Improving Regional Competitiveness and the Constructed Regional Advantage Concept


  • Danes Brzica

    (Institute of Economic Research, Slovak Republic)


The paper focuses on the Bratislava metropolitan area (BMA) and its strategic positioning within the broader cross-border metropolitan area (VBMA). It provides a review of the internal/external urban dynamism of bma and other processes ongoing within VBMA. We introduce the constructed regional advantage (CRA) concept and indicate factors which contribute to the higher socio-economic dynamics of Bratislava and VBMA. Our focus is on two inter-related areas: industrial sector development and urban dynamics. The idea is that only a sufficient level of urban dynamics allows VBMA to generate an adequate complexity of activities, which can promote regional competitiveness. The CRA concept is used here for better understanding of existing developmental factors in territorial cooperation. It allows one to look at various knowledge bases existing in vbma and to show that regional similarities/ complementarities can contribute to dynamic changes within this area.

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  • Danes Brzica, 2009. "Urban Dynamism within the Vienna-Bratislava Metropolitan Area: Improving Regional Competitiveness and the Constructed Regional Advantage Concept," Managing Global Transitions, University of Primorska, Faculty of Management Koper, vol. 7(3), pages 241-258.
  • Handle: RePEc:mgt:youmgt:v:7:y:2009:i:3:p:241-258

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    constructed regional advantage; urban dynamism; regional development; competitiveness; innovation; trans-metropolitan region;

    JEL classification:

    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure


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