SpringerBriefs in Regional Science

Technology and Industrial Parks in Emerging Countries

Panacea or Pipedream?

Authors: Rodriguez-Pose, Andres, Hardy, Dan

  • First book on the topic
  • Comparative perspective, covering the whole of the emerging world
  • Of interest to undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers and practitioners
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About this book

Industrial and technology parks are commonly regarded as a policy panacea. They tend to be considered as the ideal instrument to alleviate an assortment of institutional, political, economic, social and ultimately, technological weaknesses and often form the centrepiece of development strategies. Yet, the real impact of industrial and technology parks, especially in emerging countries is still poorly understood. Focusing on examples from Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, the book represents a first approach to understand the potential and reality of industrial and technology parks in emerging countries. It is argued that although some parks have been successful in addressing a range of key problems, including underdevelopment, unemployment and a lack of investment, the majority have failed to deliver, rendering the promise of many parks little more than a pipedream.

About the authors

Andrés Rodríguez-Pose is a Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics and President-elect of the Regional Science Association International.

Daniel Hardy is a Research Associate at the Department of Geography and Environment of the London School of Economics, where he completed the MSc in Local Economic Development.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Rodríguez-Pose, Andrés (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • The Theoretical Building Blocks for Technology and Industrial Parks

    Rodríguez-Pose, Andrés (et al.)

    Pages 7-13

  • Definitions and Key Terms

    Rodríguez-Pose, Andrés (et al.)

    Pages 15-22

  • Cultivating Innovation in Parks

    Rodríguez-Pose, Andrés (et al.)

    Pages 23-28

  • Evidence for Emerging Economies

    Rodríguez-Pose, Andrés (et al.)

    Pages 29-58

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-07992-9
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-07991-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Technology and Industrial Parks in Emerging Countries
Book Subtitle
Panacea or Pipedream?
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Regional Science
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-07992-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-07992-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-07991-2
Series ISSN
2192-0427
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 110
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations
Topics