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Handbook of Regions and Competitiveness


  • Robert Huggins
  • Piers Thompson


The aim of this Handbook is to take stock of regional competitiveness and complementary concepts as a means of presenting a state-of-the-art discussion of the contemporary theories, perspectives and empirical explanations that help make sense of the determinants of uneven development across regions. Drawing on an international field of leading scholars, the book is assembled and organized so that readers can first learn about the theoretical underpinnings of regional competitiveness and development theory, before moving on to deeper discussions of key factors and principal elements, the emergence of allied concepts, empirical applications, and the policy context.

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  • Robert Huggins & Piers Thompson (ed.), 2017. "Handbook of Regions and Competitiveness," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 15784.
  • Handle: RePEc:elg:eebook:15784

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    1. Richard Sadler & Dayne Walling & Zac Buchalski & Alan Harris, 2020. "Are Metropolitan Areas Primed for Success? A Prosperity Risk Index for Evaluating Economic Development Patterns," Urban Planning, Cogitatio Press, vol. 5(3), pages 323-337.
    2. Mustafa Cem KIRANKABEŞ & Abdullah ERKUL, 2019. "Regional knowledge production in Central and East European countries: R&D factor productivity and changes in performances," Eastern Journal of European Studies, Centre for European Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, vol. 10, pages 25-44, June.
    3. Zsofia Feher & Krisztina Horvath & Laszlo Szerb, 2018. "Regional competitiveness in the European Union: The role of individual and institutional factors," Proceedings of FIKUSZ 2017, in: Proceedings of FIKUSZ '18, pages 115-127, Óbuda University, Keleti Faculty of Business and Management.
    4. Bodnár Gábor, 2021. "The Main Determinants of Development –PLS Path Analysis Applied to the Factors of Endogenous Development," Studia Universitatis Babeș-Bolyai Oeconomica, Sciendo, vol. 66(2), pages 1-24, August.
    5. Robert Huggins & Piers Thompson & Martin Obschonka, 2018. "Human behaviour and economic growth: A psychocultural perspective on local and regional development," Environment and Planning A, , vol. 50(6), pages 1269-1289, September.
    6. Anna Szopa, 2017. "The Role of Local and Regional Factors in the Development of Creative Clusters (Lokalne determinanty rozwoju klastrow przemyslow kreatywnych)," Research Reports, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Management, vol. 1(23), pages 75-82.
    7. Yoo Ri Kim & Anyu Liu & Allan M Williams, 2022. "Competitiveness in the visitor economy: A systematic literature review," Tourism Economics, , vol. 28(3), pages 817-842, May.
    8. Jan Fagerberg & Martin Srholec, 2023. "Capabilities, diversification & economic dynamics in European Regions," The Journal of Technology Transfer, Springer, vol. 48(2), pages 623-644, April.
    9. Karl Aiginger & Dani Rodrik, 2020. "Rebirth of Industrial Policy and an Agenda for the Twenty-First Century," Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, Springer, vol. 20(2), pages 189-207, June.
    10. Amelia Bilbao-Terol & Mar Arenas-Parra & Vitali Onopko-Onopko, 2019. "Measuring regional sustainable competitiveness: a multi-criteria approach," Operational Research, Springer, vol. 19(3), pages 637-660, September.
    11. Mark Thissen & Maureen Lankhuizen & Frank (F.G.) van Oort & Bart Los & Dario Diodato, 2018. "EUREGIO: The construction of a global IO DATABASE with regional detail for Europe for 2000-2010," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 18-084/VI, Tinbergen Institute.
    12. Alexandru Meleca & Radu Radulescu, 2020. "Regional Economic Resilience in the Economy of the European Union," ConScienS Conference Proceedings 018ma, Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies.

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