This title was first published in 2000:  The contents of this text are structured by three sub-themes. Firstly, the internationalization of Europe. This field studies threats and chances of re-institutionalization of nation-state societies and the role of the public sector therein, acknowledging the dynamics of the ever-changing international political and economic relations. The second sub-theme is the creative firm in a European context. The object of this field is the conditions for innovative organization and management of firms in Europe, taking into account the necessary adjustments to emerging European political and economic transformations. The final sub-theme is innovative environmental and spacial policy in a European context. This section has its object in the far-reaching transformations that European societies and particularly the Dutch societies are witnessing. These transformations concern the functional relations and spatial and environmental conditions as well as the emerging changes in the way planning and policy institutions deal with their new targets.

chapter |11 pages


ByHenri Goverde

part I|70 pages

from Global Challenges to the Global Age?

chapter |4 pages


ByHenri Goverde, Hans Mastop

chapter 1|21 pages

States and Firms: A Race to Accumulate Resources

ByJohn Stopford

chapter 2|23 pages

Globalizing the Intelligent Organization

Learning Organizations, Smart Workers, (not so) Clever Countries and the Sociological Imagination
ByStewart Clegg

chapter 3|18 pages

Rethinking State and Citizenship under Globalized Conditions

ByMartin Albrow, Darren O'Byrne

part II|51 pages

Europe and Internationalization

chapter |3 pages


ByWil Hout

chapter 4|15 pages

The Impact of Globalization on the European Economy

ByHarry Garretsen, Jolanda Peeters, Albert de Vaal

part III|66 pages

The Creative Firm in the European Context

chapter |4 pages


ByBen Dankbaar

chapter 8|16 pages

Diversity of Employee Participation in Europe

ByErik Poutsma, Fred Huijgen

chapter 9|16 pages

Innovation Management in SMEs

Research in Belgium and The Netherlands
ByBen Dankbaar

chapter 10|14 pages

Crossing Borders Through Virtual Teams

ByTon van der Smagt

part IV|111 pages

Innovative Environmental and Spatial Policy in a European Context

chapter |6 pages


ByHenri Goverde

chapter 11|13 pages

The Global-Local Interplay in Rural Regions

A Framework for Analysis
ByJohan Wisserhof, Jan Maas

chapter 12|15 pages

Environmental Policy Arrangements: A New Concept

ByBas Arts, Jan van Tatenhove

chapter 14|16 pages

EU and Agro-Politics

Managing Integration between Anticipation and Resistance
ByHenri Goverde

chapter 15|14 pages

Borders and Interaction

ByHenk van Houtum, Martin van der Velde, Frans Boekema

chapter 16|13 pages

German-Dutch Policy Networks on Transboundary Nature Conservation

ByDiana de Jong

chapter 17|15 pages

The Cultural Historical Factor in Spatial Planning: A New Policy Instrument

ByNico Nelissen, Maurice Bogie