Regional Economic Change in Europe: A Neo-Schumpeterian Vision (Google eBook)

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LIT Verlag Münster, 2004 - Europe - 216 pages
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"In this era of ongoing globalization a coherent vision on Europe's changing geo-economy is more important than ever before. Drawing on the work of Schumpeter, Fourasti'e and Perroux, the book at hand offers a new and policy-oriented perspective on regional economic change in Europe. Conceptually, it develops a middle-range theory by extending Schumpeter's vision with a sectoral and spatial dimension. This neo-Schumpeterian framework is concretized by exploring fifty years of structural change in Sardinia, the Ruhrgebiet and the Öresund. "
  

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Contents

Introduction beyond Europes Blue Banana?
11
12 Regional economic change in Europe
12
13 Regional economic change in science
18
14 Research setup and methodology
27
15 Structure of the book
32
Building blocks of regional economic change
34
22 Schumpeter and Schumpeterian theory
35
23 Fourastie and structural change theory
45
53 Regional economic change in the Ruhrgebiet
119
54 An appraisal of the Ruhrs change strategy
124
55 Concluding remarks
127
The Öresund a core services region
129
62 A sketch of the Öresund
130
63 Regional economic change in the Öresund
136
64 An appraisal of the Öresunds change strategy
140
65 Concluding remarks
145

24 Perroux and agglomeration theory
55
25 Concluding remarks
65
A framework of regional economic change
67
32 Towards a neoSchumpeterian framework
68
33 The position of growth poles in the change process
74
34 Regional economic change in Europe
83
35 Concluding remarks
90
Sardinia a peripheral agricultural region
92
42 A sketch of the island of Sardinia
93
43 Regional economic change in Sardinia
100
44 An appraisal of Sardinias change strategy
105
45 Concluding remarks
110
The Ruhrgebiet an intermediate industrial region
112
52 A sketch of the Ruhrgebiet
113
Government and regional economic change
147
72 The present state of regional policy in Europe
148
73 A neoSchumpeterian view on regional policy
156
74 Multilevel perspectives and regional economic change
164
75 Concluding remarks
173
Conclusion beyond Europes Blue Banana
176
is it all Bananas?
180
83 Reflections on neoSchumpeterian economics
184
trend through tradition in Europe
189
References
190
Summary in Dutch
209
About the author
215
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