Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Clayton Macdonald; Saruhan Utku Araz , pp. 68. TKS/Fysisk planering, 2007.

The work

Författare / Author: Clayton Macdonald, Saruhan Utku Araz,
Titel / Title: Small Fast Growing Dynamic Economies in Europe: A Case Study of the Port Cities of Klaipeda and Cork
Abstrakt Abstract:

The future economic potential of Klaipėda, Lithuania is considered in view its position as a port city and in view of the historical, political and social transitions that have culminated in adoption of a liberal free trade based economy and accession to the EU. Cork, Ireland is used as a comparison port city which has developed rapidly in the last several decades. The economic cluster concept, with particular emphasis on the cultural dimension, is used as a development model framework within which the economic potential is considered. Several aspects of close correspondence between the two cities are found, but differences are also identified and neither city is found to exhibit clear examples of clusters. Klaipėda is shown to have advantages that could enhance its potential to develop quickly if local policy choices are consistently directed toward creating a stable economic environment conducive to adaptable, knowledge based business activity.

Ämnesord / Subject: Fysisk planering - Spatial Planning\Regional Planning
Fysisk planering - Spatial Planning\Commerce
Fysisk planering - Spatial Planning\Local Planning
Nyckelord / Keywords: Klaipeda, Cork, Cluster, Lithuania, Ireland, Port

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Magisterprogram Fysisk planering/Masters programme in European Spatial Planning
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 07/06/2007
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master


Handledare / Supervisor: Jan-Evert Nilsson
Examinator / Examiner: Lars Emmelin
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TKS/Fysisk planering
S-371 41 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00

Files & Access

Bifogad uppsats fil(er) / Files attached: klaipeda_case_study_ macdonald_araz.pdf (1057 kB, öppnas i nytt fönster)