Overcoming Isolation: Information and Transportation Networks in Development Strategies for Peripheral Areas

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Harry Coccossis, Peter Nijkamp
Springer-Verlag GmbH, 1995 - Technology & Engineering - 272 pages
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This book addresses the issues of lagging development in some European regions which are disadvantaged due to their isolated location. The persisting problems of social and economic development in several European Union areas (i.e. islands, mountains, border areas etc.) has turned the attention of policy makers to the critical importance of transport and telecommunication linkages. The effectiveness of such plans and programmes, the evaluation of direct and indirect beneficial and sometimes unintended impacts of incentives are discussed. Several new analytical tools and concepts are introduced and discussed.

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Innovative Growth and Peripherality in the New European
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About the author (1995)

Professor Dr P. Nijkamp has received the 1996 Spinoza Award, an annual award to honour outstanding scientific merit and to stimulate innovative future research.