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research notes and comments: Regional issues in the Pacific Rim


  • Sam Ock Park

    () (Department of Geography, Seoul National University, Seoul, 151-742, Korea)


The economic space of the Pacific Rim, which is complex and dynamic, is now undergoing restructuring for survival and subsequent regional integration. This research note suggests four emerging regional issues which will be important for regional scientists in the Pacific Rim in the 21st century. They are: 1) the role of global finance in the regional and national economy in reshaping the space economy and city regions in the Pacific Rim; 2) formation of inter-firm networks and inter-city networks; 3) regional innovation systems and regional growth in the Pacific Rim; and 4) emergence of the knowledge-based economy and new industrialization. In this dynamic and complex process of change in the Pacific Rim, an active role of regional scientists is required with respect to creative research on regional analysis, reappraisal of the region, development of new methodology and theory of regional growth.

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  • Sam Ock Park, 2000. "research notes and comments: Regional issues in the Pacific Rim," Papers in Regional Science, Springer;Regional Science Association International, vol. 79(3), pages 333-342.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:presci:v:79:y:2000:i:3:p:333-342
    Note: Received: 6 September 1999

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    1. Kristian Behrens & Frédéric Robert-Nicoud, 2009. "Krugman's "Papers in Regional Science": The 100 dollar bill on the sidewalk is gone and the 2008 Nobel Prize well-deserved," Papers in Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 88(2), pages 467-489, June.

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    Pacific Rim; economic restructuring; global finance; industrial networking; regional innovation system; knowledge-based economy; governance;

    JEL classification:

    • F02 - International Economics - - General - - - International Economic Order and Integration
    • L16 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Industrial Organization and Macroeconomics; Macroeconomic Industrial Structure
    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes


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