Globalization Trends and Regional Development (inbunden)
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Globalization Trends and Regional Development (inbunden)

Globalization Trends and Regional Development

Dynamics of FDI and Human Capital Flows

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This timely book investigates the challenges that emerge for local economies when faced with the new globalization trends that characterize today's world economy. In this instance, globalization is interpreted as a process of internationalization of production and markets which can take various forms - such as increasing international trade or increasing foreign direct investments - all of which give rise to the growing integration and interdependency of European economies with regard to the other main world economies. The expert contributors use a fresh perspective in their analysis of globalization trends, emphasizing recent changes and providing an up-to-date picture of current developments in both foreign investments and the consequent migration of human capital. Qualitative rather than quantitative trends in human capital and financial capital flows are taken into account, with a particular focus on their impacts on regional growth perspectives. Highlighting the European economy's strengths and weaknesses in facing the challenges of the new globalization trends, this book will provide a stimulating read for a wide-ranging audience encompassing scholars of regional science, regional economics, economic and regional geography, international economics and international business.
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'This book, with its varied empirical research methodology, contributes to a deeper insight into the global trends and the local effects of the internationalization of production. The book is relevant to both the search community and policymakers.' -- Hans Loeoef, Journal of Regional Science 'Global trends and local effects have been almost ubiquitous since the 1980s. However, few, like this book, have successfully examined the local effects of global trends and processes. Each of this book's ten chapters provides an empirically based analysis that illuminates the local effects driven by global forces.' -- Roger Stough, George Mason University, US 'This volume provides an interesting collection of contributions, highlighting new trends in globalization with regard to investment and human capital flows across regions, and their impact on development, as well as social issues such as inequality and exclusion.' -- Rui Baptista, European Journal of Development Research

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Edited by Roberta Capello, Professor of Regional and Urban Economics, Politecnico di Milano, Italy and Tomaz Ponce Dentinho, Professor of Regional, Environmental and Agricultural Economics, University of the Azores, Portugal


Contents: Globalization Trends and their Challenges for Regional Development Roberta Capello and Tomaz Ponce Dentinho PART I: NEW GLOBALIZATION TRENDS 1. Globalization and Geographical Growth Patterns Joao Cesar das Neves 2. Globalization and Economic Crisis: How Will the Future of European Regions Look? Roberto Camagni and Roberta Capello 3. The Co-evolution of Logistics, Globalization and Spatial Price Competition: Implications for a Unified Theory of Trade and Location Kieran P. Donaghy PART II: NEW TRENDS IN FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENTS 4. Globalization, Foreign Direct Investments and Growth in European Regions: An Empirical Assessment Laura Casi and Laura Resmini 5. New Patterns in Global Localization: Delocalization and Relocalization of Economic Activities Francisco Carballo-Cruz 6. New Dynamics of FDI Jose Pedro Pontes 7. Foreign Direct Investment and Regional Policy Joaquim Ramos Silva PART III: NEW TRENDS IN MIGRATION FLOWS 8. The Migration-Development Nexus: New Perspectives and Challenges Tuzin Baycan and Peter Nijkamp 9. A Structural Equations Model for Assessing the Economic Performance of High-tech Ethnic Entrepreneurs Mediha Sahin, Alina Todiras, Peter Nijkamp, Bart Neuts and Christiaan Behrens 10. Social Exclusion of Immigrants from a Capability Perspective: The Case of Portugal Nuno Ornelas Martins and Americo Mendes Index