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Working papers


  1. John Bradley & Michael Best, 2012. "Rethinking regional develpment strategy in the context of structural funds: Lessons from the Irish cross-border region," HERMIN Economic Papers 3-2012, HERMIN.

Journal articles


  1. Best, Michael H., 2019. "Industrial innovation and productive structures: The creation of America’s ‘Arsenal of democracy’," Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Elsevier, vol. 48(C), pages 32-41.


  1. Michael H. Best & Jane Humphries, 2013. "Deirdre McCloskey , Bourgeois dignity: why economics can't explain the modern world ( Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2010 . Pp. xvi + 571. ISBN 9780226556741 Pbk. £14.50)," Economic History Review, Economic History Society, vol. 66(1), pages 367-368, February.


  1. Michael H. Best, 2011. "Internet Alley: high technology in Tysons Corner, 1945--2005," Business History, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 53(6), pages 976-980, October.
  2. Michael H Best, 2011. "The global environment of business," Journal of International Business Studies, Palgrave Macmillan;Academy of International Business, vol. 42(7), pages 971-973, September.


  1. Michael Best & Jane Humphries, 2003. "Edith Penrose: A Feminist Economist?," Feminist Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 9(1), pages 47-73.
  2. Best, Michael H., 2003. "Organizing America: Wealth, Power, and the Origins of Corporate Capitalism. By Charles Perrow. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2002. Pp. ix, 259. $34.95," The Journal of Economic History, Cambridge University Press, vol. 63(1), pages 283-285, March.


  1. Michael H. Best & Robert Forrant, 2000. "Regional Industrial Modernization Programmes: Two Cases from Massachusetts," European Planning Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 8(2), pages 211-223, April.


  1. Best, Michael H, 1999. "Regional Growth Dynamics: A Capabilities Perspective," Contributions to Political Economy, Oxford University Press, vol. 18(0), pages 105-119.
  2. Best, Michael H & Garnsey, Elizabeth, 1999. "Edith Penrose, 1914-1996," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 109(453), pages 187-201, February.


  1. Best, Michael H., 1990. "The Rise of the Entrepreneurial State: State and Local Economic Development Policy in the United States. ByPeter K. Eisinger · Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1988. xvii + 383 pp. Tables, not," Business History Review, Cambridge University Press, vol. 64(1), pages 186-187, April.


  1. Michael Best, 1986. "Strategic planning and industrial policy," Local Economy, London South Bank University, vol. 1(1), pages 65-77.
  2. Michael H. Best & Jane Humphries, 1986. "Book Reviews," Contributions to Political Economy, Oxford University Press, vol. 5(1), pages 103-110.


  1. Best, Michael H, 1982. "The Political Economy of Socially Irrational Products," Cambridge Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 6(1), pages 53-64, March.


  1. Best, Michael H., 1976. "Political power and tax revenues in Central America," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 3(1), pages 49-82, March.
  2. Best, Michael H, 1976. "Uneven Development and Dependent Market Economies," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 66(2), pages 136-141, May.



  1. Best, Michael, 2001. "The New Competitive Advantage: The Renewal of American Industry," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780198297451.



  1. Michael Best, 2012. "The Obscure Firm in the Wealth of Nations," Chapters, in: Michael Dietrich & Jackie Krafft (ed.),Handbook on the Economics and Theory of the Firm, chapter 2, Edward Elgar Publishing.


  1. Michael H. Best, 2009. "Massachusetts High Tech: A ‘Manufactory of Species’," Chapters, in: Giacomo Becattini & Marco Bellandi & Lisa De Propis (ed.),A Handbook of Industrial Districts, chapter 46, Edward Elgar Publishing.

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