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On the Edge of the Global Economy - Jacques Poot

On the Edge of the Global Economy

By: Jacques Poot (Editor)

Hardcover Published: January 2004
ISBN: 9781843761853
Number Of Pages: 336

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"On the Edge of the Global Economy contends that despite growing global economic integration, some nations continue to be disadvantaged by remoteness, low connectivity, a small-scale economy and low population density. The book concludes that these economies may nonetheless have significant potential, for example through offering an attractive natural environment, a pleasant climate, various types of niche production and customized services that can lure footloose firms and mobile workers. The contributors review the issues and assess the empirical evidence regarding the various opportunities and challenges facing small remote economies in the global economy. They find that locality and proximity still matter, but that the global economic configuration also offers new opportunities to peripheral nations. Expanding the literature on a somewhat neglected aspect of globalization, this book will be of great interest to economists, geographers and other researchers specializing in globalization and related topics. In addition, it will be very useful to policymakers in small remote economies."

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"'This excellent book is very well targeted in the globalization literature regarding the question of how the peripheral locations in the world participate in the transformed and globalized economy of the new century. The problem faced by most of these locations is that they are remote and do not have sufficient scale or agglomerated activities to compete in a big way with firms and industries more centered in the perfumed parlors of global economy. The book has a number of contributions that address this topic head on and offer a variety of coping strategies and public policies that can be used to offset this disadvantage. In short, this is a great book because it hits a solid market in the globalization literature that has been minimally developed and it does it in a very interesting way.' - Roger Stough, George Mason University, US"

Peripherality in the global economyp. 3
Locality matters : myths and facts on the new economyp. 27
Geography, transactions costs and economic performancep. 49
Physically isolated nations, trade and 'small-world' network connectivityp. 75
Georgraphical proximity and economic performance of nationsp. 86
Core-periphery linkages and income in small Pacific Island economiesp. 106
The impact of scale and remoteness on New Zealand's industrial structure and firm performancep. 123
Currency unions and gravity models revisitedp. 144
Australia-New Zealand border effects and trans-Tasman integrationp. 171
Small states and island states : implications of size, location and isolation for prosperityp. 191
Getting on to the map of the global economy : the case of Finlandp. 224
From the periphery to the new economy : paths and roadblocks for resource regionsp. 246
Ireland's economic renaissance : the success of a 'peripheral' economyp. 265
The state of e-commerce in New Zealandp. 287
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ISBN: 9781843761853
ISBN-10: 1843761858
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: January 2004
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.68

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