Globalizing Regional Development in East Asia

Globalizing Regional Development in East Asia

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Significant historical and geographical differences account for the many processes and trajectories of regional development in East Asia. These historical and geographical specificities in East Asia have prompted serious re-examination of existing theories in regional development, and in particular the qnew regionalismq approach associated with such ideas as the learning region, institutional thickness, relational assets, and regional innovation system. This book brings together a group of leading researchers specializing in local and regional development in East Asian economies. Through in-depth empirical studies of specific regions and localities, these authors offer fresh and innovative perspectives on how regions evolve and develop over time in the worlda€™s most dynamic macro-regional economy. In particular, their work points to the critical importance of local and trans-local processes in shaping regional development trajectories. The book is timely given that the debate on the nature and dynamics of regional development in both academic and policy circles has now moved on. From the earlier focus on endogenous regional assets (such as localized networks of association and trust), scholars and policymakers are now analyzing the complex relationship between economic globalization and regional change. This high calibre collection makes a significant contribution to the literature on local and regional development in Asia and provides an important resource for researchers, students, and policy makers interested in East Asia. This book was published as a special issue of Regional Studies.The currently endless debate on clusters in regional studies is just one such example (MARTIN and SUNLEY, 2003). In the East ... Acknowledgement a€“ This paper was specifically written as an introductory position paper for this special issue.


Title:Globalizing Regional Development in East Asia
Author: Henry Wai-chung Yeung
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-09-13
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