Synopses & Reviews
This volume consists of 15 essays contributed by urban planning,geography, economics, tourism, and other scholars from Asia, Europe, Australia, and North America, who analyze the rise, development, andimplications of trade fair activity in the Asia-Pacific region. They provide an overview of these developments and the factors affectingthem, illustrate how the evolution of these activities differs between countries and sub-regions and how political and economicchanges impact them, and offer a conceptualization of the rise of Asia-Pacific trade fairs and their implications. They discuss howexperiences and concepts of trade fairs can be transferred from Europe to the region, including how firms access new knowledge andcompetencies when they extend beyond the local or national scale, how different types of international trade fairs are needed tosupport economic development, how the internationalization activities of trade fair organizations are linked to thisknowledge-based perspective, and the connection between trade fairs and the development of regional industries. They describe trade fairsin China, including the attractiveness of destinations, spatial distribution, and the Shanghai International Automobile Show;developments in Japan, Australia, Taiwan, and South Korea, including the Suwa Area Industrial Messe, fashion events, and the Taipei International Machine Tool Show; and policy implications.Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Temporary Knowledge Ecologies investigates and theorizes the nature, rise and evolution of trade fair knowledge ecologies in the Asia-Pacific region. It provides a comprehensive overview of trade fairs in this key world region applying a comparative perspective that involves highly diverse developed and developing countries. The book identifies (i) knowledge generation and transfer processes through trade fairs, (ii) interrelationships between industrial specialization and trade fair specialization, and (iii) linkages between economic development, industrial policy and trade fair development.