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Regional development theory

This paper offers a concise and selective overview of regional development theories. Starting from traditional regional growth theory, it introduces next findings from location and agglomeration theory, including infrastructure and network modeling. Next, innovation, entrepreneurship and knowledge a... Full description

Year of Publication: 2009
Authors: Nijkamp, P.; Abreu, M.
Institutions: VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics
Physical Description: application/pdf
Series: Serie Research Memoranda
Subjects: accessibility | agglomeration | convergence | endogenous growth | entrepreneurship | equity | information and communication technology | infrastructure | innovation | location | network | new economic geography | regional development
Type of Publication: Book / Working Paper
Notes: The text is part of a series Serie Research Memoranda / Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Faculteit der Economische Wetenschappen en Econometrie Number 0029
Title record from database: RePEc - Research Papers in Economics
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Summary: This paper offers a concise and selective overview of regional development theories. Starting from traditional regional growth theory, it introduces next findings from location and agglomeration theory, including infrastructure and network modeling. Next, innovation, entrepreneurship and knowledge are addressed, and interpreted as critical success conditions for modern regional development. Elements from endogenous growth theory and the new economic geography are introduced as well. Finally, attention is paid to the regional convergence debate, while the paper concludes with some prospective views.
Item Description: The text is part of a series Serie Research Memoranda / Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Faculteit der Economische Wetenschappen en Econometrie Number 0029
Physical Description: application/pdf

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