Regional Studies

(The TQCC of Regional Studies is 7. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 500 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-12-01 to 2023-12-01.)
Regions in a time of pandemic101
Regional disparities in economic resilience in the European Union across the urban–rural divide81
Towards an entrepreneurial ecosystem typology for regional economic development: the role of creative class and entrepreneurship73
Complementary interregional linkages and Smart Specialisation: an empirical study on European regions64
Does lockdown work? A spatial analysis of the spread and concentration of Covid-19 in Italy59
Integrated, adaptive and participatory spatial planning: trends across Europe55
Regional worlds: from related variety in regional diversification to strategic coupling in global production networks52
Change agency and reproductive agency in the course of industrial path evolution51
Mapping the potentials of regions in Europe to contribute to new knowledge production in Industry 4.0 technologies40
Diversifying in green technologies in European regions: does political support matter?39
Institutional quality and firms’ productivity in European regions36
Assembling mega-urban projects through state-guided governance innovation: the development of Lingang in Shanghai33
Digital economy in the UK: regional productivity effects of early adoption32
Regional innovation systems: what can we learn from 25 years of scientific achievements?32
Regional economic resilience in China: measurement and determinants32
Contextualizing agency in new path development: how system selectivity shapes regional reconfiguration capacity30
The impact of regional inequality on economic growth: a spatial econometric approach30
Regional planning is dead: long live planning regional futures30
From ‘entrepreneurial’ to ‘engaged’ universities: social innovation for regional development in the Global South29
The geography of Industry 4.0 technologies across European regions28
Geographical Indications and local development: the strength of territorial embeddedness28
Smart Specialisation on the move: reflections on six years of implementation and prospects for the future28
How new airport infrastructure promotes tourism: evidence from a synthetic control approach in German regions27
The foundational economy and regional development26
Changing roles of the state in the financialization of urban development throughchengtouin China26
Do EU regions benefit from Smart Specialisation principles?25
The new normative: synergistic scenario planning for carbon-neutral cities and regions25
City-regional imaginaries and politics of rescaling24
Legitimation, institutions and regional path creation: a cross-national study of offshore wind24
Regions in Covid-19 recovery23
‘Left behind places’: a geographical etymology23
Tensions in city-regional spatial planning: the challenge of interpreting layered institutional rules23
Fragmented governance, the urban data ecosystem and smart city-regions: the case of Metropolitan Boston22
Pathways of regional transformation and Industry 4.022
Polycentric urban regions: conceptualization, identification and implications22
Cluster presence and economic performance: a new look based on European data21
Understanding heterogeneous spatial production externalities as a missing link between land-use planning and urban economic futures21
‘Buzz-and-pipeline’ dynamics in Chinese science: the impact of interurban collaboration linkages on cities’ innovation capacity21
(Digital) neo-colonialism in the smart city21
Spillovers across industries and regions in China’s regional economic diversification21
Future-proof cities through governance experiments? Insights from the Resilient Melbourne Strategy (RMS)21
Positioning regional planning across Europe20
Place-based industrial strategy and economic trajectory: advancing agency-based approaches20
Spatial structure and productivity in European regions19
Does broadband internet allow cities to ‘borrow size’? Evidence from the Swedish labour market19
New financial geographies of Asia19
Legitimation dynamics in industrial path development: new-to-the-world versus new-to-the-region industries19
Institutional quality and innovation performance: evidence from Italy19
Industry 4.0 in industrial districts: regional innovation policy for the Toy Valley district in Spain18
Making regional citizens? The political drivers and effects of subnational immigrant integration policies in Europe and North America18
Do airport activities affect regional economies? Regional analysis of New Zealand’s airport system18
Regional planning: an arena of interests, institutions and relations18
Emerging industries: institutions, legitimacy and system-level agency18
Does Cohesion Policy reduce EU discontent and Euroscepticism?18
Going beyond the line of sight: institutional entrepreneurship and system agency in regional path creation17
Understanding metropolitan growth in German polycentric urban regions17
Retheorizing industrial–institutional coevolution: a multidimensional perspective16
New path creation in the artificial intelligence industry: regional preconditions, new actors and their collective actions, and policies16
Is transparency a way to improve efficiency? An assessment of Spanish municipalities16
Analysing vote-choice in a multinational state: national identity and territorial differentiation in the 2016 Brexit vote16
Relatedness, complexity and local growth16
Can the Internet narrow regional economic disparities?16
Recovery or stagnation?: Britain’s older industrial towns since the recession16
Whither regional planning?16
Reconsidering regional structural conditions for industrial renewal16
The rise of urban tech: how innovations for cities come from cities16
Regions and trademarks: research opportunities and policy insights from leveraging trademarks in regional innovation studies16
Rethinking the governance and planning of a new generation of greenbelts16
Rebalancing UK regional and industrial policy post-Brexit and post-Covid-19: lessons learned and priorities for the future16
Polycentric urban structure and innovation: evidence from a panel of Chinese cities16
The role of technology and relatedness in regional trademark activity16
The Covid-19 shock in European regions15
4.0 Technologies and the rise of new islands of innovation in European regions15
The dark side of the geography of innovation: relatedness, complexity and regional inequality in Europe15
Smart cities and urban inequality15
The competitive advantage of regions: economic geography and strategic management intersections15
Cooperative banks and local economic growth15
Towards a problem-oriented regional industrial policy: possibilities for public intervention in framing, valuation and market formation14
Smart Specialisation strategies on the periphery: a data-triangulation approach to governance issues and practices14
Immigrant integration policies when regions decide ‘who comes in’: the case of Canadian provinces14
Towards an integrated framework of agency in regional development: the case of old industrial regions13
Digital urban production: how does Industry 4.0 reconfigure productive value creation in urban contexts?13
Industry 4.0 technological trajectories and traditional manufacturing regions: the role of knowledge workers13
Quality of government and regional trade: evidence from European Union regions13
The future of Northern Ireland: border anxieties and support for Irish reunification under varieties of UKexit13
Network governance and coordination of a regional entrepreneurial ecosystem13
Business-promoted city-regionalism? New Industrial City projects by China Fortune Land Development13
Costs, incentives, and institutions in bridging evolutionary economic geography and global production networks13
Spatial structure and subjective well-being in North-West Europe13
Level best? The levelling up agenda and UK regional inequality12
A prehistory of the polycentric urban region: excavating Dutch applied geography, 1930–6012
Inter- and intra-city networks: how networks are shaping China’s film industry12
A multi-scalar view of urban financialization: urban development and local government bonds in China12
Provenance representations in craft beer12
Do polycentric urban regions promote functional spillovers and economic performance? Evidence from China12
Entrepreneurship education and firm creation12
The vulnerability of European regional labour markets to job automation: the role of agglomeration externalities12
Network capital and urban development: an inter-urban capital flow network analysis12
Rescaling urban development policy in the EU: the impact of integrated place-based approaches in Cohesion Policy12
Trademarks as an indicator of regional innovation: evidence from Japanese prefectures12
Regional artificial intelligence and the geography of environmental technologies: does local AI knowledge help regional green-tech specialization?12
The geography of knowledge revisited: geographies of KIBS use by a new rural industry11
Ethnic enclaves and self-employment among Middle Eastern immigrants in Sweden: ethnic capital or enclave size?11
How do occupational relatedness and complexity condition employment dynamics in periods of growth and recession?11
Economic modelling to evaluate Smart Specialisation: an analysis of research and innovation targets in Southern Europe11
Regions on course for the Fourth Industrial Revolution: the role of a strong indigenous T-KIBS sector11
Work experience and graduate migration: an event history analysis of German data11
Multidimensional deprivation in heterogeneous rural areas: Spain after the economic crisis11
Will reducing border barriers via the EU’s b-solutions lead towards greater European territorial integration?11
Industry legitimacy: bright and dark phases in regional industry path development11
The quality of government and administrative performance: explaining Cohesion Policy compliance, absorption and achievements across EU regions11
Digital agendas, regional policy and institutional quality: assessing the Italian broadband plan11
Air connectivity and spatial effects: regional differences in Europe11
Recombinant invention in solar photovoltaic technology: can geographical proximity bridge technological distance?11
Old industrial spaces challenged by platformized value-capture 4.011
Transcending land–sea dichotomies through strategic spatial planning11
Smart cities and sustainable development10
Translating Smart Specialisation and entrepreneurial discovery into a process-oriented policy10
Tourism inward investment and regional economic development effects: perspectives from tourism satellite accounts10
Successful economic diversification in less developed regions: long-term trends in turbulent times10
Institutional relatedness and the emergence of renewable energy cooperatives in German districts10
The evolution of transport networks and the regional water environment: the case of Chinese high-speed rail10
Endogenous amenities, tourists’ happiness and competitiveness10
Networked dynamics of knowledge integration in strategic spatial planning processes: a social network approach10
The role of geographical and temporary proximity in MNEs’ location and intra-firm co-location choices10
Digitalization in sparsely populated areas: between place-based practices and the smart region agenda10
Varieties of periphery and local agency in regional development10
Urban structure in transition: evidence from Poland, 1983–201110
The brokerage roles of city-regions in global corporate networks10
The economic complexity of US metropolitan areas10
Economic complexity and fertility: insights from a low fertility country10
Entrepreneurs and cluster evolution: the transformation of Toronto’s ICT cluster10
Do anchor infrastructures matter for regional Smart Specialisation Strategy? The case of Alentejo10
Image and reality: ‘digital twins’ in smart factory automotive process innovation – critical issues10
Exploring external urban relational processes: inter-city financial flows complementing global city-regions10
UK analysts’ and policy-makers’ perspectives on Brexit: challenges, priorities and opportunities for subnational areas9
Traditions of regional citizenship: Explaining subnational variation of the right to healthcare for undocumented immigrants9
Trademarks, patents and the appropriation strategies of incumbents: the scope of new firm formation in European regions9
Synergy and policy-making in German innovation systems: Smart Specialisation Strategies at national, regional, local levels?9
Renewing industrial regions? Advanced manufacturing and industrial policy in Britain9
Forms of place leadership in local productive systems: from endogenous rerouting to deliberate resistance to change9
Regional resentment in the Netherlands: A rural or peripheral phenomenon?9
Lost in plain sight: revealing central flow process in Christaller’s original central place systems9
Agency and economic change in regions: identifying routes to new path development using qualitative comparative analysis9
Anchoring talent to regions: the role of universities in graduate retention through employment and entrepreneurship9
The role of system-building agency in regional path creation: insights from the emergence of artificial intelligence in Montreal9
Strategic coupling in global production networks through international cooperation zones: the Thai–Chinese Rayong Industrial Zone9
Spatial planning, nationalism and territorial politics in Europe9
Regional disparities and industrial structure: territorial capital and productivity in Italian firms9
Regional industrial policy in times of big disruption: building dynamic capabilities in regions9
Shaping the directionality of sustainability transitions: the diverging development patterns of solar photovoltaics in two Chinese provinces9
Development zone policy and high-quality economic growth: quasi-natural experimental evidence from China9
Financialization of urban development in China: fantasy, fact or somewhere in between?9
Agglomeration externalities of fast-growth firms9
Finding the future in policy discourse: an analysis of city resilience plans9
Entrepreneurship in rural regions: the role of industry experience and home advantage for newly founded firms9
Smart Specialisation: insights from the North American periphery9
Asset modification for regional industrial restructuring: digitalization of the culture and experience industry and the healthcare sector9
Cultural capital and income inequality across Italian regions8
Towards a ‘harmonious society’? Multidimensional development and the convergence of Chinese provinces8
Knowledge flows and technologies in renewable energies at the regional level in Europe8
A model for NTBF creation in less developed regions based on the Smart Specialisation concept: the case of regions in Iran8
Regional impacts of the EU Rural Development Programme: Poland’s food processing sector8
Territorial patterns of R&D+I grants supporting Smart Specialisation projects funded from the ESIF in Poland8
The sustainable well-being of urban and rural areas8
Evaluating the implementation of Smart Specialisation policy8
Rethinking regions in turbulent times8
Smart Specialisation Strategy in practice: have regions changed the allocation of Structural Funds?8
Negotiating Brexit: power dynamics in British intergovernmental relations8
The curse of natural resources: an empirical analysis of European regions8
More-than-human city-region foresight: multispecies entanglements in regional governance and planning8
The creative renewal of a craft cluster: the role of materiality and mobility in cluster evolution8
Shocks, resilience and regional industry policy: Brexit and the automotive sector in two Midlands regions8
Exploitation as innovation: research ethics and the governance of experimentation in the urban living lab8
Regional informal institutions, local governance and gendered entrepreneurship8
Chasing after the wind? Green economy strategies, path creation and transitions in the offshore wind industry8
What drives migration moves to urban areas in Spain? Evidence from the Great Recession8
Measuring regional quality of government: the public spending quality index based on government contracting data8
High-growth firm shares in Austrian regions: the role of economic structures7
Diversity as the key to success? Urban and rural employment dynamics in the Netherlands7
Not all roads lead to London: insularity, disconnection and the challenge to ‘regional’ creative industries policy7
A blessing or curse: the spillover effects of city–county consolidation on local economies7
The impact of the new Northern Ireland protocol: can Northern Ireland enjoy the best of both worlds?7
What drives total factor productivity growth? An examination of spillover effects7
Global connectedness, local embeddedness and creative economies in European cities7
Peri-urban transformation in the Global South: a comparative socio-spatial analytics approach7
Distance (still) hampers diffusion of innovations7
Regional opportunity spaces – observations from Nordic regions7
The links between regional house prices and share prices in the UK7
Patterns of policy learning in the RIS3 processes of less developed regions7
The impact of metropolitan technology on the non-metropolitan labour market: evidence from US patents7
Urban labour market resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic: what is the promise of teleworking?7
Regions beyond Industry 4.07
The spatial features of recent crises in a developing country: analysing regional economic resilience for the Brazilian case7
What can city leaders do for climate change? Insights from the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group network7
Migration and employment after an economic shock: regional characteristics and migration patterns7
Industrial resilience, regional diversification and related variety during times of crisis in the US urban–rural context7
Positive feedback in skill aggregation across Chinese cities7
Output, investment and productivity: the Italian North–South regional divide from a Kaldor–Verdoorn approach7
Defining ‘centres’ in analyses of polycentric urban regions: the case of the Yangtze River Delta7
Intention to become a citizen: do subnational integration policies have an influence? Empirical evidence from Swiss cantons7
A dialogue on uneven development: a distinctly regional problem7
Breaking with the spatial-cycle model: the shift towards ‘syncurbanization’ in polycentric urban regions7
Does subnational tax autonomy promote regional convergence? Evidence from OECD countries, 1995–20117
Place-based policy in southern Italy: evidence from a dose–response approach7
Growing shrinking cities7
Polycentric spatial structure and its economic performance: evidence from meta-analysis7
Smart Specialisation and learning regions as a competitive strategy for less developed regions7
How does asymmetric decentralization affect local fiscal performance?7