© 2002

Regional Development Reconsidered

  • Gündüz Atalik
  • Manfred M. Fischer

Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Regional Development Reconsidered: A Prologue

    1. Manfred M Fischer, Gündüz Atalik
      Pages 1-12
  3. Innovation Systems, Learning Regions and Human Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Manfred M. Fischer
      Pages 15-31
    3. Riccardo Cappellin
      Pages 32-52
  4. Competitiveness and Cooperation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Friedrich Peter, Xiao Feng
      Pages 79-113
  5. Mobility in Transport Systems in Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Roger Vickerman
      Pages 148-159
    3. Peter Nijkamp, Sytze A. Rienstra, Richard T. M. Smokers, Jaap M Vleugel
      Pages 160-183
  6. Regional Development and Policy Issues

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 211-220

About this book


In the last few years research on regional development has increased dramatically. Real-world concerns have - to a certain extent - driven this scientific concern of interest. The field has been given a big boost in particular by the process of European integration and the attempt to understand how this deeper integration will work at the regional level. This volume makes a modest attempt to reconsider the issue of regional development mainly from an European perspective and in the light of the transition of society towards a knowledge-driven economy. It originated from the Thirteenth European Advanced Studies Institute in Regional Science, held in Istanbul, July 2-8, 2000. In producing the book, as friends and colleagues, we have benefited from the possibility of exchange of ideas and experience. We have also received useful assistance from the referees who have offered observations and advice in their written reports. The soundness of their comments has contributed immensely to the quality of the volume. We should, in addition, like to acknowledge the timely manner in which contributing authors have responded to our requests, and their willingness to follow the stringent editorial guidelines.


Cooperation Europe European Union (EU) Knowledge Based Economy Region Regional Development Transport Systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Gündüz Atalik
    • 1
  • Manfred M. Fischer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Urban and Regional PlanningIstanbul Technical UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Economic Geography & GeoinformaticsVienna University of Economics and Business AdministrationViennaAustria

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