Taking the Rhine-Ruhr agglomeration as an example, EUROPOLIS Working Paper 8 demonstrates in an impressive way how important it is from the point of view of those involved in regional business promotion to produce a clearly defined image of the strengths and weaknesses that a respective region has in competition with others. The work documented by N.U.R.E.C. with this volume contributes significantly to providing the kind of information that is necessary to compare various regional business locations in Europe.
German Bensch, Robert Tonks and Dr. Uwe Neumann, N.U.R.E.C. Institute Duisburg e.V.
Prof. Dr. Christoph M. Schmidt