Recent Publications


Edward J. Malecki and Bruno Moriset, The Digital Economy: Business Organization, Production Processes and Regional Developments, London: Routledge, 2007.

Edward J. Malecki and Païvi Oinas, eds. Making Connections: Technological Learning and Regional Economic Change. Aldershot: Ashgate, 1999.

Technology and Economic Development: The Dynamics of Local, Regional and National Competitiveness, 2nd edition (London and Boston: Addison Wesley Longman, 1997).

Sergio Conti, Edward J. Malecki and Païvi Oinas, eds. The Industrial Enterprise and Its Environment: Spatial Perspectives. Aldershot: Avebury, 1995.

Recent Articles and Book Chapters

Malecki, E.J. and Spigel, B., “Innovation and entrepreneurship,” in H. Bathelt, P. Cohendet, S. Henn and L. Simon (eds.) The Elgar Companion to Innovation and Knowledge Creation. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (in press).

Malecki, Edward J. (forthcoming) Real people, virtual places, and the spaces in between. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, volume 59,

Faggian, Alessandra, Partridge, Mark and Malecki, Ed (forthcoming) Creating an environment for economic growth: creativity, entrepreneurship or human capital? International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.

“Economic Competitiveness and Regional Development Dynamics,” in R. Huggins and P. Thompson (eds.) Handbook of Regions and Competitiveness: Contemporary Theories and Perspectives on Economic Development. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2017, pp. 136-152.

Koh, Minkyung and Malecki, Edward J. “The emergence of ethnic entrepreneurs in Seoul, South Korea: globalisation from below,” The Geographical Journal, Volume 182, Issue 1 (March 2016), pp. 59–69, doi: 10.1111/geoj.12111.

Thakur, Sudhir K. and Malecki, Edward J. “Regional determinants of research and development institutions in India,” GeoJournal, vol. 80, no. 4, 2015, pp. 533-554, DOI 10.1007/s10708-014-9562-x.

“Geography of Technological Change,” in B. Warf (ed.) Oxford Bibliographies in Geography. New York: Oxford University Press,, 2014.

Baginski, J., Sui, D.Z., and Malecki, E.J. “Exploring the intraurban digital divide using online restaurant reviews: A case study in Franklin County, Ohio,” The Professional Geographer vol. 66, no. 3, 2014, pp. 443-455, DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2013.866431.

“Connecting the Fragments: Looking at the Connected City in 2050,” Applied Geography, vol. 49 (2014), pp. 12-17, DOI:

“Hub Cities in the Evolving Internet,” in S. Conventz, B. Derudder, A. Thierstein, and F. Witlox (eds.) Hub Cities in the Knowledge Economy: Seaports, Airports, Brainports. Farnham: Ashgate, 2014, pp, 123-144.

“The Information Age and Technological Change ,” in M. Tewdwr-Jones, N. Phelps and R. Freestone (eds.) The Planning Imagination: Peter Hall and the Study of Urban and Regional Planning. London: Routledge, 2014, pp. 179-187.

“The Geography of Innovation,” in M.M. Fischer and P. Nijkamp, eds. Handbook of Regional Science. Berlin: Springer, 2013, pp. 375-389.

“Creativity: Who, How, Where?” in P. Meusburger, J. Glückler and M. el Meskioui, eds. Knowledge and Economy. Berlin: Springer, 2013, pp. 79-93.

Michael Niedzielski and Edward J. Malecki, “Making Tracks: Rail Networks in World Cities,” Annals of the Association of American Geographers, volume 102, number 6 (November 2012), pp. 1409-1431, DOI: 10.1080/00045608.2011.601212.

“Regional Social Capital: Why It Matters,” Regional Studies, vol. 46, no. 8, 2012, pp. 1023-1039; doi:

“Internet networks of world cities: agglomeration and dispersion,” in B. Derudder, M. Hoyler, P.J. Taylor and F. Witlox, eds. International Handbook of Globalization and World Cities. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2012, pp. 117-125.

“Connecting local entrepreneurial ecosystems to global innovation networks: open innovation, double networks and knowledge integration,” International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, vol. 14, number 1, 2011, pp. 36-59.

“Technology Clusters,” in P. Cooke et al. Handbook of Regional Innovation and Growth. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2011, pp. 315-329.

“On Diamonds, Clusters, and Regional Development,” in R. Huggins and H. Izushi, eds. Competition, Competitive Advantage and Clusters: The Ideas of Michael Porter. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011, pp. 193-210.

Michael C. Ewers and Edward J. Malecki, “Megaproject: A Four Decade Perspective on the Arab Gulf Development Model,” in S. Brunn and A. Wood, eds. Engineering Earth: The Impacts of Megaengineering Projects. Dordrecht: Springer, 2011, pp. 533-550.

Michael C. Ewers and Edward J. Malecki, “Leapfrogging into the knowledge economy: assessing the economic development strategies of the Gulf States,” Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, vol. 101, no. 5 (December 2010), pp. 494-508.

“Global Knowledge and Creativity: New Challenges for Firms, Workers and Regions,” Regional Studies, vol. 44, number 8 (October 2010), pp. 1033-1052.

Hyejin Yoon and Edward J. Malecki, “Cartoon planet: worlds of production and global production networks in the animation industry,” Industrial and Corporate Change, vol. 19, no. 1 (February 2010), pp. 239-271.

“Everywhere? The Geography of Knowledge,” Journal of Regional Science, Volume 50, no. 1 (January 2010), pp. 493-513.

Brant W. Jones, Ben Spigel, and Edward J. Malecki, “Blog links as pipelines to buzz elsewhere: the case of New York theatre blogs,” Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, vol. 37, no. 1 (2010), pp. 99-111.

Edward J. Malecki and Hu Wei, “A Wired World: The Evolving Geography of Submarine Cables and the Shift to Asia,” Annals of the Association of American Geographers, vol. 99 (April 2009), pp. 360-382.

Bruno Moriset and Edward J. Malecki, “Organization vs space: The paradoxical geographies of the digital economy,” Geography Compass, Vol. 3, no. 1 (January 2009), pp. 256-274.

“Geographical Environments for Entrepreneurship,” International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, vol. 7, no. 2 (2009), pp. 175-190.

“Boston’s High-Technology Economy: From Beantown to Genetown,” AAG Newsletter, vol. 43, no. 1 (January 2008), pp. 1, 4-5.

E. Malecki and G.-J. Hospers, “Knowledge and the Competitiveness of Places,” in R. Rutten and F. Boekema, eds. The Learning Region: Foundations, State of the Art, Future. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2007, pp. 143-159.

“Science and Technology: Policies for Competitiveness in the 21st Century,” in R.A. Ajami and M.M. Bear, eds. The Global Enterprise: Entrepreneurship and Value Creation. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, 2007, pp. 15-40.

“Cities and Regions Competing in the Global Economy: Networks, Knowledge and Local Development Policies,” Environment & Planning C: Government & Policy, vol. 25, no. 5 (2007), pp. 638-654.

Edward J. Malecki and Michael C. Ewers, “Labor migration to world cities: with a research agenda for the Arab Gulf,” Progress in Human Geography, vol. 31, no. 4 (2007), pp. 467-484.

L.A. Brown, T. Mott, and E.J. Malecki, “Immigration Profiles of US Urban Areas: With Particular Attention to Mid-Size MSAs and Agents of Resettlement,” The Professional Geographer, vol. 59, no. 1 (February 2007), pp. 56-73.

“How Development Occurs: Local Knowledge, Social Capital, and Institutional Embeddedness,” Urbana, vol. 8 (Fall 2006);

“Cities in the Internet Age,” in B. Johansson, C. Karlsson and R.R. Stough (eds.) The Emerging Digital Economy: Entrepreneurship, Clusters and Policy. Berlin: Springer, 2006, pp. 215-237.

“Still on Top? Knowledge and Innovation Policy in the USA,” European Planning Studies, volume 13, number 8 (December 2005), pp. 1173-1192.

“Jockeying for Position: What It Means and Why It Matters to Regional Development Policy When Places Compete,” Regional Studies, vol. 38, no. 9 (December 2004), pp. 1101-1120.

Gordon Kingsley and Edward J. Malecki, “Networking for Competitiveness: The Role of Informal Linkages for Small Firms,” Small Business Economics, vol. 23, no. 1 (August 2004), pp. 71-84.

“Fibre Tracks: Explaining Investment in Fibre Optic Backbones,” Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, vol. 16, no. 1 (January 2004), pp. 21-39.

Paul C. Cheshire and Edward J. Malecki, “Growth, Development and Innovation: A Look Backward and Forward,” Papers in Regional Science, vol. 83, no. 1 (January 2004), pp. 249-267.

With Zoltan J. Acs, “Entrepreneurship in Rural America: The Big Picture,” in M. Drabenstott, ed. Main Streets of Tomorrow: Growing and Financing Rural Entrepreneurs. Kansas City: Center for the Study of Rural America, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, 2003, pp. 21-29.

Edward J. Malecki and C.R. Boush, “Telecommunications Technology in the Southeastern United States: Urban and Rural Variation,” Growth and Change, vol. 34, no. 1 (Winter 2003), pp. 109-129.

“Digital Development in Rural Areas: Potentials and Pitfalls,” Journal of Rural Studies, vol. 19, no. 2 (April 2003), pp. 201-214.

Jennifer Evans-Cowley, Edward J. Malecki and Angela McIntee, “Planning Responses to Telecom Hotels: What Accounts for Increased Regulation of Colocation Facilities?” Journal of Urban Technology, vol. 9, no. 3 (December 2002), pp. 1-18.

“The Economic Geography of the Internet’s Infrastructure,” Economic Geography, vol. 78, no. 4 (October 2002), pp. 399-424.

“Local Competition in Telecommunications in the United States: Supporting Conditions, Policies, and Impacts,” Annals of Regional Science, vol. 36, number 3 (September 2002), pp. 437-454.

Sean P. Gorman and Edward J. Malecki, “Fixed and Fluid: Stability and Change in the Geography of the Internet,” Telecommunications Policy, vol. 26, nos. 7-8 (August-September 2002), pp. 389-413.

“Hard and Soft Networks for Urban Competitiveness,” Urban Studies, vol. 39, nos. 5-6, 2002, pp. 929-945.

Paivi Oinas and Edward J. Malecki, “The Evolution of Technologies in Time and Space: from National and Regional to Spatial Innovation Systems,” International Regional Science Review, vol. 25, no. 1, January 2002, pp. 102-131.

Edward J. Malecki and Sean P. Gorman, “Maybe the Death of Distance, But Not the End of Geography: The Internet as a Network,” in T.R. Leinbach and S.D. Brunn, eds. Worlds of Electronic Commerce: Economic, Geographical and Social Dimensions. New York: John Wiley, 2001, pp. 87-105.

“Creating and Sustaining Competitiveness: Local Knowledge and Economic Geography,” in J.R. Bryson, P.W. Daniels, N. Henry, and J. Pollard, eds. Knowledge, Space, Economy. London: Routledge, 2000, pp. 103-119.

“Network Models for Technology-Based Growth,” in Z. Acs, ed. Regional Innovation, Knowledge and Global Change. London: Pinter, 2000, pp. 187-204.

“Knowledge and Regional Competitiveness,” Erdkunde vol. 54, no. 4, 2000, pp. 334-351.

“Soft Variables in Regional Science,” Review of Regional Studies, vol. 30, no. 1 (Summer 2000), pp. 61-69.

S.P. Gorman and E.J. Malecki, “The Networks of the Internet: An Analysis of Provider Networks in the USA,” Telecommunications Policy, vol. 24, no. 2 (March 2000), pp. 113-134.

“Knowledge, Competence, and Regional Development,” Economics of Innovation and New Technology, vol. 9, no. 1, 1999, pp. 71-79.

E.J. Malecki and R.M. Poehling, “Extroverts and Introverts: Small Manufacturers and Their Information Sources,” Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, vol. 11, no. 3, 1999, pp. 247-268.

B.M. McDade and E.J. Malecki, “Entrepreneurial Networking: Industrial Estates in Ghana,” Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, vol. 88, no. 3, 1997, pp. 262-272.

“Entrepreneurs, Networks, and Economic Development: A Review of Recent Research,” in J.A. Katz, ed. Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth, vol. 3. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1997, pp. 57-118.

with D.M. Tootle, “Networks of Small Manufacturers in the USA: Creating Embeddedness,” in M. Taylor and S. Conti, eds. Interdependent and Uneven Development: Global-Local Perspectives. Aldershot: Ashgate, 1997, pp. 195-221.

Edward J. Malecki and Deborah M. Tootle, “The Role of Networks in Small Firm Competitiveness,” International Journal of Technology Management, vol. 11, no. 1/2, 1996, pp. 43-57.