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European Socio-Economic Integration

Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned

  • Elias G. Carayannis
  • George M. Korres
  • Covers such timely topics as education policy, economic growth, and globalization in the context of integration

  • Applies a variety of theoretical and analytical approaches

  • Considers challenges and prospects for integration throughout Europe and in other regions, including Asia ?


Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Inside to Economic Integration: Limits and Prospects

  3. The Dilemma of Social Policy and Integration Process: Lessons and Prospects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Aikaterini Kokkinou, George M. Korres, Efstratios Papanis, Panagiotis Giavrimis
      Pages 113-128
    3. Gloria Pirzio Ammassari, Maria Cristina Marchetti
      Pages 129-146
    4. Aikaterini Kokkinou, George M. Korres, Efstratios Papanis, Panagiotis Giavrimis
      Pages 147-161
    5. Aikaterini Kokkinou, George M. Korres, Efstratios Papanis, Panagiotis Giavrimis
      Pages 163-172
    6. George M. Korres, Constantinos Tsamadias, Panagiotis Liargovas, George O. Tsobanoglou, Aikaterini Kokkinou
      Pages 193-201
    7. Paris A. Tsartas, Dimitrios G. Lagos
      Pages 203-221
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 223-227

About this book


Economic integration is one of the most noteworthy issues in international economic policy at the end of the twentieth century. The recent examples of the European Union (EU) and the North American Free Trade Association (NAFTA) have raised important questions about the economic integration process and the possible establishment of economic unions in other parts of the world.  Against the backdrop of the financial crisis in Europe and prospects of increasing integration in Asia, this volume showcases research from an international array of researchers to provide a basic understanding of the current issues, problems, challenges, and opportunities for achieving integration, addressing both empirical and theoretical aspects of such topics as monetary union, social policy reform and social union, public finance and technology policy.  The chapters in Part 1 are focused primarily on economic issues, while Part 2 covers on social policy, the welfare state, and political reforms, with a particular emphasis on the European Union.  Among the questions addressed:

  • What are the main determinants and implications for socio-economic integration?
  • How can economic policy influence the growth and integration process?
  • Why is innovation important for regional economic development?
  • What has been the policy response so far and what lessons have we learned from it?
  • And finally, what are our action lines for the future?


Development Economics Economic Integration European Integration European Union Macroeconomics Regional Economics Social Integration

Editors and affiliations

  • Elias G. Carayannis
    • 1
  • George M. Korres
    • 2
  1. 1.The George Washington UniversityWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.AthensGreece

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title European Socio-Economic Integration
  • Book Subtitle Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned
  • Editors Elias G. Carayannis
    George M. Korres
  • Series Title Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4614-5253-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-9463-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-5254-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 228
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Economic Policy
    Regional/Spatial Science
    Development Economics
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