Regional Studies

(The TQCC of Regional Studies is 8. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-06-01 to 2024-06-01.)
Regions in a time of pandemic115
Complementary interregional linkages and Smart Specialisation: an empirical study on European regions93
Towards an entrepreneurial ecosystem typology for regional economic development: the role of creative class and entrepreneurship86
Regional worlds: from related variety in regional diversification to strategic coupling in global production networks72
Integrated, adaptive and participatory spatial planning: trends across Europe70
Does lockdown work? A spatial analysis of the spread and concentration of Covid-19 in Italy65
Change agency and reproductive agency in the course of industrial path evolution57
Mapping the potentials of regions in Europe to contribute to new knowledge production in Industry 4.0 technologies53
‘Left behind places’: a geographical etymology48
Regional economic resilience in China: measurement and determinants48
Geographical Indications and local development: the strength of territorial embeddedness46
Digital economy in the UK: regional productivity effects of early adoption45
Assembling mega-urban projects through state-guided governance innovation: the development of Lingang in Shanghai38
Regional innovation systems: what can we learn from 25 years of scientific achievements?37
The impact of regional inequality on economic growth: a spatial econometric approach37
Contextualizing agency in new path development: how system selectivity shapes regional reconfiguration capacity36
Do EU regions benefit from Smart Specialisation principles?36
The geography of Industry 4.0 technologies across European regions34
Polycentric urban regions: conceptualization, identification and implications34
The foundational economy and regional development33
Smart Specialisation on the move: reflections on six years of implementation and prospects for the future32
Changing roles of the state in the financialization of urban development throughchengtouin China32
City-regional imaginaries and politics of rescaling31
Regions in Covid-19 recovery30
Legitimation, institutions and regional path creation: a cross-national study of offshore wind30
Place-based industrial strategy and economic trajectory: advancing agency-based approaches30
Pathways of regional transformation and Industry 4.030
‘Buzz-and-pipeline’ dynamics in Chinese science: the impact of interurban collaboration linkages on cities’ innovation capacity29
The dark side of the geography of innovation: relatedness, complexity and regional inequality in Europe28
Legitimation dynamics in industrial path development: new-to-the-world versus new-to-the-region industries28
Institutional quality and innovation performance: evidence from Italy28
Spillovers across industries and regions in China’s regional economic diversification28
Cluster presence and economic performance: a new look based on European data27
Positioning regional planning across Europe26
The new normative: synergistic scenario planning for carbon-neutral cities and regions26
Spatial structure and productivity in European regions25
Emerging industries: institutions, legitimacy and system-level agency25
Does Cohesion Policy reduce EU discontent and Euroscepticism?25
(Digital) neo-colonialism in the smart city24
Regional artificial intelligence and the geography of environmental technologies: does local AI knowledge help regional green-tech specialization?24
Polycentric urban structure and innovation: evidence from a panel of Chinese cities23
Cooperative banks and local economic growth23
Understanding metropolitan growth in German polycentric urban regions22
Do airport activities affect regional economies? Regional analysis of New Zealand’s airport system22
Regional resentment in the Netherlands: A rural or peripheral phenomenon?22
Going beyond the line of sight: institutional entrepreneurship and system agency in regional path creation22
Smart cities and urban inequality22
Reconsidering regional structural conditions for industrial renewal21
Regions and trademarks: research opportunities and policy insights from leveraging trademarks in regional innovation studies21
Rebalancing UK regional and industrial policy post-Brexit and post-Covid-19: lessons learned and priorities for the future21
Relatedness, complexity and local growth21
The Covid-19 shock in European regions21
The rise of urban tech: how innovations for cities come from cities21
Making regional citizens? The political drivers and effects of subnational immigrant integration policies in Europe and North America21
Industry 4.0 in industrial districts: regional innovation policy for the Toy Valley district in Spain20
4.0 Technologies and the rise of new islands of innovation in European regions20
Towards an integrated framework of agency in regional development: the case of old industrial regions20
Regional planning: an arena of interests, institutions and relations20
Digital urban production: how does Industry 4.0 reconfigure productive value creation in urban contexts?19
Varieties of periphery and local agency in regional development19
Retheorizing industrial–institutional coevolution: a multidimensional perspective19
Can the Internet narrow regional economic disparities?19
Towards a problem-oriented regional industrial policy: possibilities for public intervention in framing, valuation and market formation18
Smart cities and sustainable development18
Quality of government and regional trade: evidence from European Union regions18
Entrepreneurship education and firm creation18
The role of technology and relatedness in regional trademark activity18
Agency and economic change in regions: identifying routes to new path development using qualitative comparative analysis18
Smart Specialisation strategies on the periphery: a data-triangulation approach to governance issues and practices17
Regional industrial policy in times of big disruption: building dynamic capabilities in regions17
The economic complexity of US metropolitan areas17
Transcending land–sea dichotomies through strategic spatial planning17
Whither regional planning?17
Analysing vote-choice in a multinational state: national identity and territorial differentiation in the 2016 Brexit vote17
New path creation in the artificial intelligence industry: regional preconditions, new actors and their collective actions, and policies17
A multi-scalar view of urban financialization: urban development and local government bonds in China17
Immigrant integration policies when regions decide ‘who comes in’: the case of Canadian provinces16
Level best? The levelling up agenda and UK regional inequality16
Regions on course for the Fourth Industrial Revolution: the role of a strong indigenous T-KIBS sector16
Development zone policy and high-quality economic growth: quasi-natural experimental evidence from China16
Costs, incentives, and institutions in bridging evolutionary economic geography and global production networks16
Network governance and coordination of a regional entrepreneurial ecosystem16
Urban structure in transition: evidence from Poland, 1983–201116
Do polycentric urban regions promote functional spillovers and economic performance? Evidence from China16
Institutional relatedness and the emergence of renewable energy cooperatives in German districts16
Is transparency a way to improve efficiency? An assessment of Spanish municipalities16
Industry legitimacy: bright and dark phases in regional industry path development15
Spatial structure and subjective well-being in North-West Europe15
Anchoring talent to regions: the role of universities in graduate retention through employment and entrepreneurship15
Image and reality: ‘digital twins’ in smart factory automotive process innovation – critical issues15
Industry 4.0 technological trajectories and traditional manufacturing regions: the role of knowledge workers15
Network capital and urban development: an inter-urban capital flow network analysis15
Inter- and intra-city networks: how networks are shaping China’s film industry15
Renewing industrial regions? Advanced manufacturing and industrial policy in Britain14
The vulnerability of European regional labour markets to job automation: the role of agglomeration externalities14
Peri-urban transformation in the Global South: a comparative socio-spatial analytics approach14
Economic modelling to evaluate Smart Specialisation: an analysis of research and innovation targets in Southern Europe14
The future of Northern Ireland: border anxieties and support for Irish reunification under varieties of UKexit14
The evolution of transport networks and the regional water environment: the case of Chinese high-speed rail14
How do occupational relatedness and complexity condition employment dynamics in periods of growth and recession?13
Old industrial spaces challenged by platformized value-capture 4.013
Successful economic diversification in less developed regions: long-term trends in turbulent times13
Chasing after the wind? Green economy strategies, path creation and transitions in the offshore wind industry13
Translating Smart Specialisation and entrepreneurial discovery into a process-oriented policy13
Economic complexity and fertility: insights from a low fertility country13
Exploring external urban relational processes: inter-city financial flows complementing global city-regions13
Air connectivity and spatial effects: regional differences in Europe13
Will reducing border barriers via the EU’s b-solutions lead towards greater European territorial integration?13
Cultural capital and income inequality across Italian regions13
The quality of government and administrative performance: explaining Cohesion Policy compliance, absorption and achievements across EU regions13
Business-promoted city-regionalism? New Industrial City projects by China Fortune Land Development13
Financialization of urban development in China: fantasy, fact or somewhere in between?12
Evaluating the implementation of Smart Specialisation policy12
Provenance representations in craft beer12
Lost in plain sight: revealing central flow process in Christaller’s original central place systems12
The brokerage roles of city-regions in global corporate networks12
Recombinant invention in solar photovoltaic technology: can geographical proximity bridge technological distance?12
Rescaling urban development policy in the EU: the impact of integrated place-based approaches in Cohesion Policy12
Knowledge flows and technologies in renewable energies at the regional level in Europe12
What can city leaders do for climate change? Insights from the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group network12
Ethnic enclaves and self-employment among Middle Eastern immigrants in Sweden: ethnic capital or enclave size?12
Synergy and policy-making in German innovation systems: Smart Specialisation Strategies at national, regional, local levels?12
Financialization under state entrepreneurialism in China12
A prehistory of the polycentric urban region: excavating Dutch applied geography, 1930–6012
The geography of knowledge revisited: geographies of KIBS use by a new rural industry12
Trademarks as an indicator of regional innovation: evidence from Japanese prefectures12
Digital agendas, regional policy and institutional quality: assessing the Italian broadband plan12
The COVID-19 shock on the labour market: poverty and inequality effects across Spanish regions11
More-than-human city-region foresight: multispecies entanglements in regional governance and planning11
Shaping the directionality of sustainability transitions: the diverging development patterns of solar photovoltaics in two Chinese provinces11
Multidimensional deprivation in heterogeneous rural areas: Spain after the economic crisis11
Food system transformation for sustainable city-regions: exploring the potential of circular economies11
Forms of place leadership in local productive systems: from endogenous rerouting to deliberate resistance to change11
UK analysts’ and policy-makers’ perspectives on Brexit: challenges, priorities and opportunities for subnational areas11
The curse of natural resources: an empirical analysis of European regions11
A blessing or curse: the spillover effects of city–county consolidation on local economies11
Environmental and socio-economic policies in oil and gas regions: triple bottom line approach10
Promoting cross-border investing by business angels in the European Union10
Entrepreneurs and cluster evolution: the transformation of Toronto’s ICT cluster10
Defining ‘centres’ in analyses of polycentric urban regions: the case of the Yangtze River Delta10
The creative renewal of a craft cluster: the role of materiality and mobility in cluster evolution10
Regional disparities and industrial structure: territorial capital and productivity in Italian firms10
Research versus development: global cities and the location of MNCs’ cross-border R&D investments10
Urban growth, from manufacturing to consumption and financialization: the case of China’s contemporary urban development10
Trademarks, patents and the appropriation strategies of incumbents: the scope of new firm formation in European regions10
Agglomeration externalities of fast-growth firms10
Strategic coupling in global production networks through international cooperation zones: the Thai–Chinese Rayong Industrial Zone10
Shocks, resilience and regional industry policy: Brexit and the automotive sector in two Midlands regions10
Digitalization in sparsely populated areas: between place-based practices and the smart region agenda10
Regional reindustrialization patterns and productivity growth in Europe10
Asset modification for regional industrial restructuring: digitalization of the culture and experience industry and the healthcare sector10
The role of system-building agency in regional path creation: insights from the emergence of artificial intelligence in Montreal10
Distance (still) hampers diffusion of innovations10
Human agency, network dynamics and regional development: the behavioural principles of new path creation10
Entrepreneurship in rural regions: the role of industry experience and home advantage for newly founded firms10
A dialogue on uneven development: a distinctly regional problem10
Breaking with the spatial-cycle model: the shift towards ‘syncurbanization’ in polycentric urban regions10
What drives total factor productivity growth? An examination of spillover effects10
The spatial features of recent crises in a developing country: analysing regional economic resilience for the Brazilian case9
Regional prices and real incomes in the UK9
Territorial patterns of R&D+I grants supporting Smart Specialisation projects funded from the ESIF in Poland9
A data-driven global innovation system approach and the rise of China’s artificial intelligence industry9
Regional informal institutions, local governance and gendered entrepreneurship9
Global connectedness, local embeddedness and creative economies in European cities9
Migration and employment after an economic shock: regional characteristics and migration patterns9
Regional opportunity spaces – observations from Nordic regions9
Smart Specialisation Strategy in practice: have regions changed the allocation of Structural Funds?9
Social innovation for regional energy transition? An agency perspective on transformative change in non-core regions9
Intercity innovation collaboration and the role of high-speed rail connections: evidence from Chinese co-patent data9
Growing shrinking cities9
Industrial resilience, regional diversification and related variety during times of crisis in the US urban–rural context9
Patterns of policy learning in the RIS3 processes of less developed regions9
Regions beyond Industry 4.09
Assessing the impact of special economic zones on regional growth through a comparison among EU countries8
Polycentric spatial structure and its economic performance: evidence from meta-analysis8
Measuring regional quality of government: the public spending quality index based on government contracting data8
Does subnational tax autonomy promote regional convergence? Evidence from OECD countries, 1995–20118
Human capital dynamics: the geographical mobility of high-school graduates towards university in Italy8
Powering the local review engine at Yelp and Google: intensive and extensive approaches to crowdsourcing spatial data8
Rethinking asset modification in regional industrial path development: toward a conceptual framework8
Urban labour market resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic: what is the promise of teleworking?8
Economic exposure to regional value chain disruptions: evidence from Wuhan’s lockdown in China8
Modelling and projecting digital trends in European regions: an econometric framework8
The making and consolidation of the first national trademark system: the diffusion of trademarks across Spanish regions, 1850–19208
The sustainable well-being of urban and rural areas8
The promises and pitfalls of operationalizing inclusive growth8
Exploitation as innovation: research ethics and the governance of experimentation in the urban living lab8
Output, investment and productivity: the Italian North–South regional divide from a Kaldor–Verdoorn approach8
COVID-19 as a systemic shock: curb or catalyst for proactive policies towards territorial cohesion?8
Tourism and local growth in Italy8
Innovative mergers and acquisitions and the broker regions of European integration8
System-level agency and its many shades: path development in a multidimensional innovation system8
Governance of Industry 4.0 policies: making knowledge services accessible for SMEs8
Place-based industrial and regional strategy – levelling the playing field8
Smart Specialisation and learning regions as a competitive strategy for less developed regions8
The links between regional house prices and share prices in the UK8
Digital divide across the European Union and labour market resilience8
Disruptive innovation and spatial inequality8