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JournalISSN: 0969-7764

European Urban and Regional Studies 

SAGE Publishing
About: European Urban and Regional Studies is an academic journal published by SAGE Publishing. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): European union & Restructuring. It has an ISSN identifier of 0969-7764. Over the lifetime, 893 publications have been published receiving 32262 citations.


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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors consider three main lines of analysis which have emerged, focusing respectively on insti tutions, industrial organization and transactions, and technological change and learning, and argue that none has yet developed a wholly convincing explanation for the resurgence of regional economies.
Abstract: Since the early 1980s, social scientists have increas ingly focused upon the significance of the region to the organization of economic life. This article considers three main lines of analysis which have emerged. These concentrate respectively on insti tutions, industrial organization and transactions, and technological change and learning. Each has made strong claims about the role of the region. I argue here, however, that none has yet developed a wholly convincing explanation for the resurgence of regional economies. To do this it is necessary to understand the region as a locus of untraded interdependencies. This has implications for how we think about regional and industrial policies. I illustrate these points with some remarks on regional policies in contemporary Europe.

1,649 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, it is argued that ubiquitification is the outcome of the ongoing globalization process as well as of a process whereby former tacit knowledge gradually becomes codified, which tends to undermine the competitiveness of firms in the high-cost areas of the world.
Abstract: In traditional location theory there is a distinction between factors of production for which the costs differ significantly between locations, on the one hand, and production inputs which are in practice available everywhere at more or less the same cost (i.e. so-called ubiquities) on the other.In this article, we discuss the process whereby some previously important location factors are actively converted into ubiquities. With an admittedly rather horrendous term, we label this process ‘ubi-quitification’. It is argued that ubiquitification is the outcome of the ongoing globalization process as well as of a process whereby former tacit knowledge gradually becomes codified.Ubiquitification tends to undermine the competitiveness of firms in the high-cost areas of the world. When international markets are opened up and when knowledge of the latest production technologies and organizational designs become globally available, firms in low-cost areas become more competitive. In a knowledge-based economy, as a...

580 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors contrast two opposing logics of project-based learning: a cumulative learning logic and a discontinuous learning regime driven by the maxims of originality and creativity, and explore processes of learning and forgetting within and between the core team, the firm and the epistemic community tied together for the completion of a specific project.
Abstract: This paper seeks to contrast two opposing logics of project-based learning. Accumulation and modularization of knowledge denote the key imperatives of a learning logic that is exemplified by the software ecology in Munich. Learning is geared towards moving from ‘one-off’ to repeatable solutions. This cumulative logic is juxtaposed with a discontinuous learning regime that is driven by the maxims of originality and creativity. ‘Learning by switching’ here signifies the emblematic knowledge practice that is exemplified by the London advertising ecology. The paper explores these learning modes by subsequently exploring processes of learning and forgetting within and between the core team, the firm, and the epistemic community tied together for the completion of a specific project. In addition, the paper also directs attention to more diffuse learning processes in an awareness space that extends beyond and beneath the actual production ties. Instead of mapping the awareness space along a simplistic scalar nes...

384 citations

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Anssi Paasi1
TL;DR: In the 1990s competing images emerged of what constitutes European identity, who belongs to it, and what are its internal and external boundaries as mentioned in this paper, which has forced reflection on the links betwee...
Abstract: During the 1990s competing images emerged of what constitutes European identity, who belongs to it, and what are its internal and external boundaries. This has forced reflection on the links betwee...

381 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors analyse the emergence of local cross-border institutions in public governance by addressing their context, dimensions and causal underpinnings, and conclude by linking cross border regions and their various forms to institutional conditions in specific countries as well as the effects of European regional policy.
Abstract: The 1990s have seen a strong surge in the number of cross-border regions all over Western and Eastern Europe. The article analyses the emergence of these local cross-border institutions in public governance by addressing their context, dimensions and causal underpinnings. First, it offers a brief background on the history of cross-border regions in Europe and related EU policies to support them. Second, it provides a conceptual definition of cross-border regions and their various forms and positions within the wider context of other transnational regional networks. Third, it analyses the empirical dimensions of European cross-border regions, including their frequency, geographic distribution and development over time. It concludes by linking cross-border regions and their various forms to institutional conditions in specific countries as well as the effects of European regional policy. It is argued that small-scale cross-border regions have flourished in particular because of their increasingly relevant r...

366 citations

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No. of papers from the Journal in previous years
YearPapers
202322
202235
202143
202023
201930
201828