© 2000

Regional Competition

  • Peter W. J. Batey
  • Peter Friedrich


  • This book covers basic approaches and offers high-level contributions to essential problems of regional competition

  • Introduction into definitions of regional competition (RC), promotion of RC, models of RC, algorithms of RC, verification of RC, empirical observation of RC and policies: context, goals, instruments and evaluations of RC

  • Contains new ideas to problems of EU policies concerning RC


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Foundations of Regional Competition

  3. Models of Regional Competition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Martin Beckmann
      Pages 131-138
    3. Aura Reggiani, Peter Nijkamp, Enrico Sabella
      Pages 159-185
    4. Peter Friedrich, Xiao Feng
      Pages 186-201
  4. Policies for Regional Competition

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 281-294

About this book


Many parts of the world are currently experiencing the outcome of processes of economic integration, globalization and transformation. Technological advances in telecommunications and in transport facilities have opened up new possibilities for contracts and exchanges among regions. External effects among regions have increased in importance. As a result, competition among regions has intensified. Except some pioneering work by regional scientists and scholars of public finance and economics, the phenomenon of regional competition has yet to attract the attention it warrants, despite its importance for policy-making. The present volume is intended to remedy this neglect by providing high-level contributions to the three main topics of the book, the theory of regional competition, methods of analysis of regional competition and policies of regional competition.


China Diminishing returns Europe European Union (EU) Evolution Import Infrastructure Integration Location Factors Regional Competition Regional Competition in Europe Regional Development

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter W. J. Batey
    • 1
  • Peter Friedrich
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Social and Environmental StudiesThe University of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.Fakultät für Wirtschafts- und OrganisationswissenschaftenUniversität der Bundeswehr MünchenMünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Regional Competition
  • Editors Peter W.J. Batey
    Peter Friedrich
  • Series Title Advances in Spatial Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-67548-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-08701-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-04234-2
  • Series ISSN 1430-9602
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 290
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Regional and Cultural Studies
    Regional/Spatial Science
    Geography, general
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