Regional Cohesion

Effectiveness of Network Structures

  • Piotr Pachura

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Piotr Pachura
    Pages 49-64
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 117-120

About this book


This book presents an interdisciplinary analysis of EU regional cohesion based on a network and clusters approach. The author explores the question if and how the presence of network structures supports the effectiveness of transformation in EU regions, in particular with a focus on non-pecuniary factors of regional growth. For a theoretical foundation of the topic, characteristics of a networking economy as well as the determinants of EU policies on regional development and innovation are examined and discussed. The empirical analysis at the core of this work presents and makes use of interdisciplinary methodological tools such as Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), K-means models and self-organizing maps.


European Union (EU) Networks and Clusters Structures Regional Cohesion Regional Development Regional Studies transformation

Authors and affiliations

  • Piotr Pachura
    • 1
  1. 1.CzestochowaPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Physica-Verlag HD
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-2363-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-2364-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1933
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