The twenty-first century will be the age of global interaction and organized patterns of networks. This important book addresses the strategic dimensions of networks, especially in transportation and information communication technology in Europe. The authors examine the challenges brought about by European unification and accession, through which a coherent and efficient European network system will need to be implemented. The topics addressed include the emergence of new network structures and strategies, the implications of European integration policies for network operations and developments, and the assessment of network synergy effects.
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Contents: Preface; Spatial interaction and information: the pillars of European networks, Maria Giaoutzi and Peter Nijkamp. Part 1 Analysis of Network Structures and Strategies: Networks, innovative capacity and the experimental firm: implications for regional development policy, Luis Suarez-Villa; On the robustness of transportation network structures, Ben Immers and Art Bleukx; Electronic B2B, impact and experiences so far, Dirk-Jan F. Kamann; Integrated mobile spatial information systems and urban services, Maria Giaoutzi and Vassilios Vescoukis; Competition measurement in network industries - the case of air transport, Javier Campos and Manuel Romero; Enabling technologies and spatial job markets, Vassilios Vescoukis. Part 2 European Integration Policy and Network Development: The enlargement of the European Union and the emerging new TEN transport patterns, Christos Dionelis and Maria Giaoutzi; Spatial development and cohesion impacts of European transport investment and pricing policies, Lars Lundqvist; The network versus the corridor concept in transportation planning, Christos Dionelis, Maria Giaoutzi and John Mourmouris; European policy aspects of network integration in the TEN transport, Anastasia Stratigea, Maria Giaoutzi and Constantin Koutsopoulos; European integration policy on telecommunications networks, Vassilios Vescoukis and Maria Giaoutzi. Part 3 Assessment of Network Integration Effects: The network effect of aircraft and high-speed train substitution under airline and railway integration, Moshe Givoni; Airports as nodes in global knowledge networks, Marina van Geenhuizen and Holmer Doornbos; Ports in international networks: a multicriteria evaluation of policy options for accommodating growth, Ron Vreeker, Peter Nijkamp, Ingeborg van Ansem and Ekko van Ierland; Integrated restructuring of urban transport networks: a case study on the Athens tramway system, George Patris, Maria Giaoutzi and John Mourmouris; Experiments on fiscal federalism in
'Rudimentary notions and concepts of network analysis were introduced into the social sciences by Chorley and Haggett in the 1960s. With this volume, the field has reached maturity, as outstanding world scholars bring network-analytic notions and strategies to new levels, couched in a European transportation and communication policy space.' William R. Black, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA 'This book provides a rich and comprehensive insight into how transport and ICT networks are currently developing in the emerging European space-economy. It is a landmark in the field, by offering original reflections and new perspectives in the light of the latest EU policy analyses and strategies. This wide-ranging set of contributions should be of a great value to researchers interested in understanding the structure and evolution of diverse transport and spatial pathways, and hence of our future networked European society.' Aura Reggiani, University of Bologna, Italy