Despite concern about the negative impacts of globalisation on the economies of OECD regions, "Globalisation and Regional Economies" presents evidence that region-specific advantages remain a significant source of productivity gain for firms.
OECD Territorial Reviews: Madrid, Spain, aims to provide a detailed diagnosis and solutions for improving the competitiveness governance of the Madrid metropolitan area.
The OECD conferenceGlobally Competitive, Locally Engaged - Higher Education and RegionsInternational Conference, took place on 9-21 September 2007 in Valencia, Spain.
"OECD Territorial Reviews: Germany" discusses the challenges and opportunities of German rural areas. It will be of interest to policy makers, researchers, NGOs and others active in rural development.
This study reviews the challenges that urban entrepreneurialism must overcome to maintain and strengthen its relevance in the 21st century.
The "OECD Rural Policy Reviews: Mexico" argues that although home to a large population that is highly dispersed and largely living in poverty, the countryside's vast human resources and the natural, cultural and physical assets could contribute to national development.
OECD Territorial Reviews: Randstad Holland, Netherlands aims to provide a detailed diagnosis and solutions for improving the competitiveness of the Randstad.
Angel Gurría addressed the importance of local initiatives and regional development in helping countries adapt to the challenges of globalisation and technological change in his speech delivered at the Danish Growth Council.
OECD Territorial Reviews: Newcastle in the North East, The United Kingdom assesses the economic trends, policy and governance challenges in building a competitive economy in Newcastle and the North East England.
OECD Territorial Reviews: Competitive Cities in the Global Economy studies the 78 largest metro-regions in the OECD, ranging from Tokyo to Auckland in Part I. Part II consists of proceedings from Conferences and Workshops on City Competitiveness.