Technological Change and Regional Development in Europe by Ludwig Schätzl, Javier Revilla Diez

By Ludwig Schätzl, Javier Revilla Diez

This quantity provides the most findings of the learn programme Technological switch and local improvement in Europe, subsidized by means of the German study Council. In doing so it examines the connection among technological switch and neighborhood improvement by way of empirical surveys. In six years, a complete of fifty study initiatives were realised in the course of 3 levels of 2 years. The surveys undertaken handled the producing and repair region. furthermore, various tasks have been conducted at the function that learn associations play in constructing innovation methods in enterprises. The empirical surveys enthusiastic about Europe and coated areas in Germany, nice Britain, Netherlands, Spain, Slovenia, and Sweden.

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China's Economic Growth: The Impact on Regions, Migration by T. Cannon

By T. Cannon

In 1979 China initiated a chain of reforms which were one of the such a lot primary adjustments ever to take place in any state. whereas permitting one of the most astounding financial development the area has ever obvious, those reforms additionally caused the most profound social and environmental shifts. ratings of hundreds of thousands of individuals, it appears surplus to the desires of agriculture, were drawn to booming rural agencies, or to the uncertainties of cities and towns, the place their paintings has contributed to the casual area and an incredible building increase. This publication seems to be at facets of the affects of the reforms - first, at the demography of the rustic (especially migration and urbanization); and moment, at the surroundings. a 3rd half examines a number of difficulties of environmental degradation with regards to usual procedures and human efforts to mitigate their results. It reminds us that many environmental difficulties are linked to ordinary tactics, but in addition that human efforts to treatment them are constrained by way of the economic system and political will.

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The Search for a Unified Korea: Political and Economic by Eui-Gak Hwang

By Eui-Gak Hwang

With the management of the North Korean political regime in flux, the political and financial courting among North Korea and South Korea, and among the Korean peninsula and the realm, is doubtful. What often is the implications if the present North Korean govt have been to fall? This well timed publication presents an intensive research of the complexities of regime switch that is going a ways past the standard media dialogue of this topic.

The publication lines the old roots of the lifestyles of the 2 Koreas and their ideological divide. It is going directly to overview the implications of South Korea’s alternating guidelines of "sternness and sunshine" towards North Korea considering that global battle II, and provides an research in their most probably relative efficacy in attaining re-unification. The e-book then examines the impression of foreign affairs at the customers for balance and reunification at the Korean peninsula and assesses the relevance of reunification reports in Germany and Vietnam to Korea’s scenario. eventually, it indicates how you can continue if the chance for reunification arises, tackling the problem of the way South Korea can reply to different countries’ pursuits within the final result at the Korean Peninsula and the necessity for a multinational physique to oversee a North Korean transition exchanging the current regime. This complete ebook can be helpful to any researcher, scholar, or determination maker attracted to the way forward for the Korean peninsula, East Asian political financial system, and overseas diplomacy.

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The Effective Tax Burden of Companies in European Regions: by Lothar Lammersen

By Lothar Lammersen

The tax burden on funding or businesses is a crucial issue for the reputation of a rustic or a area. specifically, enterprise place and funding judgements are encouraged by way of the relative tax burdens encountered in numerous areas. This examine provides estimates of the potent normal and marginal tax charges on corporation funding for 143 areas in Europe and the us. utilizing the technique pioneered by way of Michael Devereux and Rachel Griffith, it truly is proven that businesses face a large edition of potent tax burdens throughout eu areas. the consequences are defined by means of analysing the significance of particular tax provisions for the tax burden on the a number of destinations.

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Highway Travel Time Estimation With Data Fusion by Francesc Soriguera Martí

By Francesc Soriguera Martí

This monograph offers an easy, cutting edge technique for the size and non permanent prediction of road trip instances in response to the fusion of inductive loop detector and toll price tag info. The method is customary and never technologically captive, permitting it to be simply generalized for different identical different types of info. The ebook exhibits how Bayesian research can be utilized to acquire fused estimates which are extra trustworthy than the unique inputs, overcoming many of the drawbacks of travel-time estimations according to specified facts assets. The built method provides price and obtains the utmost (in phrases of commute time estimation) from the to be had information, with no recurrent and expensive specifications for added facts. the appliance of the algorithms to empirical checking out within the AP-7 toll street in Barcelona proves that it really is attainable to improve a correct real-time, travel-time details approach on closed-toll highways with the prevailing surveillance apparatus, suggesting that street operators could offer their clients with such an further worth with little extra funding in technology.

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Urbane Innovation by Norbert Kersting (eds.)

By Norbert Kersting (eds.)

Der Band beschreibt und analysiert Innovation im Bereich der Kommunalpolitik in Deutschland. Urbane Innovation beinhaltet Projekte und Programme, die bestehende lokalpolitische Strukturen und Prozesse zu verändern versuchen. Dabei konzentriert sich der Fokus auf urbane Projekte, politische und administrative Strukturen. Die Wertfreiheit des Begriffs Innovation bedeutet, dass die examine von ergebnisoffenen Veränderungen ausgeht. In den verschiedenen Innovationsfeldern werden Ziele vorgegeben und definiert. Die empirische examine dieser Innovationen muss aber sowohl die Zielsetzungen diskutieren als auch aufzeigen, inwieweit diese nachhaltig erreicht werden. Innovation beinhaltet insofern nicht according to se einen urbanen Wandel. Erst die Ex Post-Analyse von Output, end result und effect kann diesen nachweisen.

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Consequences of Economic Downturn: Beyond the Usual by Martha A. Starr (eds.)

By Martha A. Starr (eds.)

The 2007-09 monetary drawback and financial downturn inflicted significant problem at the U.S. inhabitants. This booklet argues that the monetary main issue and resulting recession mirrored not only a malfunctioning of the economic system - but in addition inequalities and insecurities in entry to livelihoods that desire well-off teams and go away usual humans shouldering undue burdens of draw back chance. This ebook, a set of unique papers via prime social economists and students in comparable fields, examines social, distributional, and moral dimensions of the downturn. it may be of large curiosity to the social-science and economic-policy groups.

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Learning Regional Innovation: Scandinavian Models by Marianne Ekman, Björn Gustavsen, Björn Terje Asheim, Öyvind

By Marianne Ekman, Björn Gustavsen, Björn Terje Asheim, Öyvind Pålshaugen

Participation and social accountability in innovation is the core subject of this ebook. either are problems with association and never of ethics, or the enforcement of alternative varieties of responsibilities on person actors. the necessity is for a democratization of innovation which can make innovation open to extensive participation.

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