Advances in Spatial Science

Regional Upgrading in Southern Europe

Spatial Disparities and Human Capital

Editors: Fonseca (VAT: 148173462), Madalena, Fratesi, Ugo (Eds.)

  • Seeks to present a new concept of regional upgrading in lagging regions and to detect a critical link between regional disparities and human capital
  • Unique in its focus on economic geography and regional development patterns in Southern Europe
  • Combines profound theoretical discussion with strong empirical and comparative content
  • Offers great diversity of the scientific (and regional) background of contributors
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The book is aimed at a wide audience, including academics, economic geography, spatial planning and regional policy researchers, institutional leaders and managers, national and institutional policy makers, practitioners, administrators, master's and senior bachelor's students on related courses, general readers. A list of courses and corresponding programmes in Geography, Planning, Economics and Management will be prepared later.

About the authors

Madalena Fonseca is a Geographer and Assistant Professor at the University of Porto, Department of Geography. She holds a PhD in Economic Geography. Currently, she is the General Secretary of the Portuguese Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education - A3ES (Lisboa). Her main research topics are currently linked with higher education and human capital: offer and demand of higher education, access, the Portuguese higher education system, higher education and regional development and quality assurance. She is a member of the Board of the European Consortium for Accreditation – ECA (The Hague) and the international expert for international accreditations of the German agency ZEVA (Hannover). She takes part in two Erasmus+ research projects on strategic partnerships for higher education. She is the author and co-author of a large number of papers and chapters of books in the field of economic geography and regional development.

Ugo Fratesi> is Associate Professor of Regional Economics at Politecnico di Milano since December 2010. He is Editor of main section papers and Book Review Editor of Regional Studies since 2013. Previously, he was member of the editorial board of the Italian Journal of Regional Science. He was member of the Council of the Italian Section of the Regional Science Association International (AISRe) for the period 2010-2016 and was its Treasurer for the period 2010-2013. He has been involved with various roles in a large number of research project, especially at European level, financed by the Espon programme, the FP5, FP7, Horizon 2020 or the European Commission directly. He is co-author of several books and author of a large number of papers published in refereed journals in the field of regional economics, primarily on the themes of regional growth and development, the models for forecasting regional growth, regional policy, the theory and measurement of regional disparities, the territorial aspects of human capital and innovation.


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Regional Upgrading in Southern Europe: A General Framework

    Fonseca, Madalena (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

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  • Southern Europe at a Glance: Regional Disparities and Human Capital

    Fonseca, Madalena

    Pages 19-54

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  • The Role of Functions in Economic Underperformance of Southern European Regions

    Fratesi, Ugo

    Pages 55-74

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  • Do Southern European Regions Really Lag Behind in Their Innovation Trends?

    Capello, Roberta (et al.)

    Pages 77-100

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  • Regional Development and Structural Change: The Productivity Paradox of Spanish Peripheral Regions

    Andres Faiña, J. (et al.)

    Pages 101-128

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Buy this book

eBook 118,99 €
price for Italia (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-49818-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 145,59 €
price for Italia (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-49817-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Regional Upgrading in Southern Europe
Book Subtitle
Spatial Disparities and Human Capital
Editors
  • Madalena Fonseca (VAT: 148173462)
  • Ugo Fratesi
Series Title
Advances in Spatial Science
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49818-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49818-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-49817-1
Series ISSN
1430-9602
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 358
Number of Illustrations and Tables
62 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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