Perspectives on Regional Economic Development.- The Regional Economic Development Movement: The Evolution of Strategy from Early to Contemporary Approaches.- Traditional Tools for Measuring and Evaluating Regional Economic Performance I: Economic Base and Shift-Share Analysis.- Traditional Tools for Measuring and Evaluating Regional Economic Performance II: Input-Output Analysis.- Path Setting: An Approach to Regional Economic Development Futures.- Industry Clusters and Industry Cluster Analysis.- Multi-Sector Analysis: Approaches to Assessing Regional Competitiveness and Risk.- Capacity Building, Institutions and Leadership for Regional Economic Development.- Decision Support Tools to Inform Regional Economic Development Analysis and Strategy.- Emerging Issues for Regional Economic Development.
From the reviews of the second edition: "The second edition of Stimson, Stough and Roberts Regional economic development is aimed primarily at students, researchers, or public policy-makers who are actively involved in the nuts and bolts of local or regional economic development. ! In terms of its objectives the book is an invaluable asset, providing as it does an ideal volume for both teaching and strategy development ! . I myself am currently using this book for teaching students ! . I recommend others to do the same." (Philip McCann, Papers in Regional Science, Vol. 88 (3), August, 2009)