© 1996

Wealth from Diversity

Innovation, Structural Change and Finance for Regional Development in Europe

  • Xavier Vence-Deza
  • John Stanley Metcalfe

Part of the Economics of Science, Technology and Innovation book series (ESTI, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. X. Vence-Deza, J. S. Metcalfe
    Pages 1-10
  3. Mario Amendola, Jean Luc Gaffard
    Pages 11-18
  4. Parimal Patel, Keith Pavitt
    Pages 39-73
  5. Walter B. Stöhr
    Pages 229-240
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 389-395

About this book


x. Vence-Deza & J.S. Metcalfe U. of Santiago de Compostela & U. of Manchester This book contains selected papers presented at the International Congress "European Periphery Facing the New Century" held in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, at the end of 1993. The general aim of this congress was to rethink the great economic and social changes in Europe during the last decade from a critical view, specially focused on peripheral regions and the conditions for an enduring process of development. Both economic, social and political changes affect the characteristic diversity of Europe and they have a special impact on the countries and regions that were traditionally known as the periphery within Western Europe. The list of concerns is long: regions with different levels of development compete within a new single market; the free movement of productive factors modifies the traditional pattern of industrial location, increasing tendencies to regional concentration shift the balance of income generation; new competitors enter traditional markets; information technology creates new possibilities of industrial organization and cooperation; competitivity is based on different capabilities to innovate and to promote structural change, and these capabilities differ among regions; traditional regional policies fail in the present even more than in the past. Hence the central concern of this volume, to explore the links between diversity and regional development.


Economic Growth Import competition development european integration globalization growth internationalization regional development regionalization

Editors and affiliations

  • Xavier Vence-Deza
    • 1
  • John Stanley Metcalfe
    • 2
  1. 1.IDEGAUniversity of Santiago de CompostelaGaliciaSpain
  2. 2.PREST and Faculty of EconomicsUniversity of ManchesterEngland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Wealth from Diversity
  • Book Subtitle Innovation, Structural Change and Finance for Regional Development in Europe
  • Editors Xavier Vence-Deza
    J Stanley Metcalfe
  • Series Title Economics of Science, Technology and Innovation
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-4115-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-4759-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4757-6964-7
  • Series ISSN 1381-0480
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 393
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Economic Growth
    Industrial Organization
    Regional/Spatial Science
    International Economics
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