Category Archives: Research

New Article: Research and Development Facilities in India

Abstract: India has emerged as a preferred location for corporate R&D and strategic marketing facilities. Until a decade ago, these functions were conducted almost exclusively near the corporate headquarters of MNEs in the developed world. One reason for the relocation … more information and PDF →

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The IT Industry in Japan: Entrepreneurship and Servicization

Aoyama, Yuko.  Forthcoming.  “The IT Industry in Japan: Entrepreneurship and Servicization”  P. Cooke and K. O’Connor (eds.), Asia Pacific Information Technology Industry, Routledge.

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Cultural Survival as a Geographic Paradox: The case of Flamenco

Aoyama, Yuko.  Forthcoming.  “Cultural Survival as a Geographic Paradox: The case of Flamenco.”   Chapter in Kuhlke, O. and Pine, A. (eds.),  Geographies of Dance: Bodies, Space & Movement, Vol.2: Global Movements. Lexington Books: a division of Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group.

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Video-Game Industry

Aoyama, Yuko and Hiro Izushi.  Forthcoming.  “Video-Game Industry.”  Chapter in McCann, et al, (eds.), Handbook of Economic Geography and Industry Studies.  Edward Elgar.

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Service Innovation.

Aoyama, Yuko and Rory Horner.  2011.  “Service Innovation.” Chapter in Cooke, et al, (eds.), Handbook of Regional Innovation and Growth, Edward Elgar.

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“Editorial: Emerging Themes in Economic Geography.” Economic Geography 87 No.2 (April, 2011): 111-126.

“Economic Geography sponsored a workshop to brainstorm collectively the emerging research themes in economic geography. We gathered a small group of midcareer scholars from 19 institutions in 7 countries on April 12–13, 2010, in Washington, D.C., to address what we considered … more information and PDF →

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Teleology, Contexts, and Agency in Sheppard’s Socio-Spatial Ontology

Aoyama, Yuko, 2011. “Teleology, Contexts, and Agency in Sheppard’s Socio-Spatial Ontology” Dialogues in Human Geography 1 (March): 76-79.

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World Development Report, 2009’ World Bank

Aoyama, Yuko and Rory Horner, 2010.  “’World Development Report, 2009’ World Bank.”  Book Review.  Journal of Regional Science 50 No. 5 (December): 1001-04.

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Aoyama, Y., J.T. Murphy, and S. Hanson (2010). Key Concepts in Economic Geography. Sage Publications.

From the Back Cover: “This book provides a comprehensive and highly readable review of the conceptual underpinnings of economic geography.  Students and professional scholars alike will find it extremely useful both as a reference manual and as an authoritative guide … more information and PDF →

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Manuel Castells

Aoyama, Yuko.  2010.  “Manuel Castells”.  Warf, B. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Geography.  Sage Publications.

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Limits to FDI-driven growth in Ireland: A newspaper content analysis for investment, upgrading and divestment

Horner, Rory and Yuko Aoyama.  2009.  “Limits to FDI-driven growth in Ireland: A newspaper content analysis for investment, upgrading and divestment.” In P. Kirby and P. Carmody (eds.), The Legacy of Ireland’s Economic Expansion: Geographies of the Celtic Tiger.   Taylor & … more information and PDF →

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Consumption-centered research for diverse urban economies

Aoyama, Yuko, 2009. “Consumption-centered research for diverse urban economies.”  Urban Geography 30 No.4: 1-3.

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Entrepreneurship and Regional Culture: The case of Hamamatsuand Kyoto, Japan

Aoyama, Yuko.  2009.  “Entrepreneurship and Regional Culture:  The case of Hamamatsuand Kyoto, Japan.”  Chapter in Yeung, H. (ed.), Globalizing Regional Development in Asia.   Taylor & Francis.

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Limits to FDI-driven growth in Ireland: A newspaper content analysis for investment, upgrading and divestment

Horner, Rory and Yuko Aoyama. 2009 “Limits to FDI-driven growth in Ireland: A newspaper content analysis for investment, upgrading and divestment.” Irish Geography 42 No. 2 (July): 187-207.

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Entrepreneurship and Regional Culture: The case of Hamamatsuand Kyoto, Japan.

Aoyama, Yuko, 2009.  “Entrepreneurship and Regional Culture:  The case of Hamamatsuand Kyoto, Japan.”  Regional Studies 43 No.3 (April): 495-512.

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“Artists, Tourists, and the State” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 33, 1 (March 2009): 80-104

Abstract In this article, I seek to demonstrate how research on cultural industries and tourism combined yields insights into the contemporary dynamics of cultural survival in the age of globalization. Tourism is increasingly an important economic force that facilitates cultural … more information and PDF →

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Services and Economic Development in the Asia-Pacific

Aoyama, Yuko, 2009.  “‘Services and Economic Development in the Asia-Pacific’  Daniels and Harrington, editors”  Book Review.  Annals of the Association of American Geographers.99 No.1 (January): 221-223.

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Locating Backup Facilities to Enhance Supply Chain Disaster Resilience

Ratick, Samuel, Brian Meecham and Yuko Aoyama.  2008.  “Locating Backup Facilities to Enhance Supply Chain Disaster Resilience.”  Growth and Change 39, 4 (December): 642-666.

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User-innovation in the video game industry

Aoyama, Yuko and Hiro Izushi, 2008. “User-innovation in the video game industry.” DIME Working Paper.  Available at http://www.dime-eu.org/files/active/0/AoyamaIzushiPAPER.pdf

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Competition and Inter-firm Relations in the Age of Instant Access: Case of the U.S.Logistics Industry

Aoyama, Yuko and Samuel Ratick. 2007.  “Competition and Inter-firm Relations in the Age of Instant Access: Case of the U.S.Logistics Industry.”   Chapter in Miller, H. (ed.) Societies and Cities in the Age of Instant Access.   Springer, pp.311-327.

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Oligopoly and the Structural Paradox of Retail TNCs: An Assessment of Carrefour and Wal-Mart in Japan

Aoyama, Yuko.  2007.  “Oligopoly and the Structural Paradox of Retail TNCs: An Assessment of Carrefour and Wal-Mart in Japan.”  Journal of Economic Geography, 7 (July): 471-490.

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Trust, Transactions, and Inter-firm Relations in the U.S.Logistics Industry

Aoyama, Yuko and Samuel Ratick.  2007. “Trust, Transactions, and Inter-firm Relations in the U.S.Logistics Industry.”  Economic Geography 83 No.2 (April): 159-180.

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The Role of Consumption and Globalization in a Cultural Industry: The Case of Flamenco

Aoyama, Yuko.  2007. “The Role of Consumption and Globalization in a Cultural Industry: The Case of Flamenco.”  Geoforum 38 No.1: 103-113.

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“Industry Evolution and Cross-Sectoral Skill Transfers: A Comparative Analysis of the Video Game Industry in Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom

Izushi, Hiro and Yuko Aoyama.  2006.  “Industry Evolution and Cross-Sectoral Skill Transfers: A Comparative Analysis of the Video Game Industry in Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom.” Environment and Planning A 38 No.10 (October): 1843-1861.

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The Myth of Wal-Martization: Retail Globalization and Local Competition in Japan and Germany

Aoyama, Yuko and Guido Schwarz.  2006.  “The Myth of Wal-Martization: Retail Globalization and Local Competition in Japan and Germany.”  Chapter in Brunn, S. (ed.) Wal-Mart World. New York: Routledge, pp. 275-291.

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Organizational Dynamics of the U.S.Logistics Industry from an Economic Geography Perspective

Aoyama, Yuko, Samuel J. Ratick and Guido Schwarz.  2006. “Organizational Dynamics of the U.S.Logistics Industry from an Economic Geography Perspective.”  The Professional Geographer 58 No.3 (August): 327-340.

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From Software Services to R&D Services: Local entrepreneurship in the software industry in Bangalore, India

Parthasarathy, Balaji  and Yuko Aoyama.  2006.  “From Software Services to R&D Services: Local entrepreneurship in the software industry in Bangalore, India.”  Environment and Planning A 38 No. 7 (July): 1269-1285.

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Modeling the Impacts of Business-to-Business Electronic Commerce on the Organization of the Logistics Industry

Aoyama, Yuko, Samuel J. Ratick and Guido Schwarz. 2005. “Modeling the Impacts of Business-to-Business Electronic Commerce on the Organization of the Logistics Industry.”  Geographical Analysis 37 No.1: 46-68

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Retail and Distribution in the Information Age: A Research Agenda for Economic Geography

Aoyama, Yuko.  2005.  “Retail and Distribution in the Information Age: A Research Agenda for Economic Geography.”  Annals of the Japanese Economic Geographers 51 No.1: 101-115

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From Mail Order to E-Commerce: Competition, Regulation, and Politics of Non-store Retailing in Germany

Aoyama, Yuko and Guido Schwarz.  2004.  “From Mail Order to E-Commerce: Competition, Regulation, and Politics of Non-store Retailing in Germany.” Urban Geography 25 No.6: 503-527.

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Creative Foundations of the Japanese Video Game Industry

Aoyama, Yuko and Hiro Izushi, 2004, “Creative Foundations of the Japanese Video Game Industry.”  Chapter in D. Power and A. J. Scott (eds.) Cultural Industries and the Production of Culture, London and New York: Routledge, pp.110-129.

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New Digital Geographies: Information, Communication, and Place.

Zook, Matthew, Martin Dodge, Yuko Aoyama and Anthony Townsend, 2004.  “New Digital Geographies: Information, Communication, and Place.”  Chapter in S. Brunn, S. Cutter and J.W. Harrington (eds.), Geography and Technology.  Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp.155-176.

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E-Commerce and Urban Space in Japan: Accessing the Net via Convenience Stores and Mobile Telephones

Aoyama, Yuko, 2003, “E-Commerce and Urban Space in Japan: Accessing the Net via Convenience Stores and Mobile Telephones” Chapter in Cybercities Reader edited by Stephen Graham,London and New York, Routledge, pp.231-234.

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Socio-Spatial Dimensions of Technology Adoption: Recent E- and M-Commerce Developments

Aoyama, Yuko, 2003.  “Socio-Spatial Dimensions of Technology Adoption: Recent E- and M-Commerce Developments.” Environment and Planning A 35 No. 7: 1201-1221

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Introduction to the Special Issue, The Dialectics of Geographic and Virtual Spaces

Aoyama, Yuko and Eric Sheppard, 2003.  “Introduction to the Special Issue, The Dialectics of Geographic and Virtual Spaces.” Co-guest editor for the Special issue.  Environment and Planning A 35 No.7: 1151-1156

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Theorizing Globalization: Prospective for Economic Geography

Aoyama, Yuko. 2003.  “Theorizing Globalization: Prospective for Economic Geography.”  Annals of the Japanese Economic Geographers 49 No.5: 467-481.

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Globalization of Knowledge-Intensive Industries: The case of software production in Bangalores, India

Aoyama, Yuko, 2003. “Globalization of Knowledge-Intensive Industries: The case of software production in Bangalores, India”  Annual Report of Research Center for Regional Studies (ANREG) 12: 33-50.

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Hardware Gimmick or Cultural Innovation?: Technological, cultural, and social foundations of the Japanese video game industry.

Aoyama, Yuko and Hiro Izushi, 2003.  “Hardware Gimmick or Cultural Innovation?: Technological, cultural, and social foundations of the Japanese video game industry.”  Research Policy 32 No.3: 423-444.

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An Empirical Assessment of the Informational Society: Employment and Occupational Structures of G-7 Countries

Aoyama, Yuko and Manuel Castells, 2002. “An Empirical Assessment of the Informational Society: Employment and Occupational Structures of G-7 Countries.”  International Labour Review 141 No. 1-2: 123-159.

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Mapping Globalization – Hargittai, and Centeno

Aoyama, Yuko, 2002.  ‘Mapping Globalization – Hargittai, and Centeno.” Book Review. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 92 No.3 (September): 589-592.

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Structural Foundations for Electronic Commerce: A Comparative Organization of Retail Trade in Japanand the United States

Aoyama, Yuko, 2001. “Structural Foundations for Electronic Commerce: A Comparative Organization of Retail Trade in Japanand the United States.” Urban Geography 22 No.2: 130-153.

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The Information Society, Japanese Style: Corner Stores as Hubs for E-Commerce Access

Aoyama, Yuko, 2001.  “The Information Society, Japanese Style: Corner Stores as Hubs for E-Commerce Access.”  Chapter in Worlds of Electronic Commerce, edited by Stanley D. Brunn and Thomas R. Leinbach. Chichester: John Wiley, pp.109-128.

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Globalization and the Asia-Pacific – Olds, Dicken, Kelly, Kong, and Yeung

Aoyama, Yuko, 2001.  “Globalization and the Asia-Pacific – Olds, Dicken, Kelly, Kong, and Yeung.”  Book Review.  Economic Geography 77 No.2 (April): 201-202.

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Cities in the Telecommunications Age: The Fracturing of Geographies

Wheeler, James O., Yuko Aoyama and Barney Warf, eds., 2000.  Cities in the Telecommunications Age: The Fracturing of Geographies. New York: Routledge. “By any measure, Cities in the Telecommunications Age is a landmark contribution to urban studies. This outstanding collection by cutting-edge researchers … more information and PDF →

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Industrial Network Formation and Regulation: The Case of Japan’s SME Policy

Aoyama, Yuko, 2000. “Industrial Network Formation and Regulation: The Case of Japan’s SME Policy.”  Chapter in Network Firms in the Global World: Small Firms in New Environments. Edited by Eirik Vatne and Michael Taylor. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp.45-63.

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Introduction

Wheeler, James O., Yuko Aoyama and Barney Warf, 2000.  “Introduction”.  Fractured Geographies: Cities in the Telecommunication Age. New York: Routledge, pp.3-17.

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Keiretsu, Networks and Locations of Japanese Electronics Industry in Asia

Aoyama, Yuko, 2000.  “Keiretsu, Networks and Locations of Japanese Electronics Industry in Asia.”  Environment and Planning A 32 No. 2 (February): 223-244.

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Exclusion and Empowerment for Real and Virtual Communities

Aoyama, Yuko, 1999.  “Exclusion and Empowerment for Real and Virtual Communities.”  Guest Editor for the special issue, Cities and the Telecommunications at Millennium’s End in Urban Geography 20 No.4, 291-293.

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Locational Dynamics of Japanese Electronics Industry in Europe

Aoyama, Yuko, 1999.  “Locational Dynamics of Japanese Electronics Industry in Europe.”  Chapter in FDI and the Global Economy: Corporate and Institutional Dynamics of Global-Localization, edited by Nicholas Phelps and Jeremy Alden.  Published in Association with the Regional Studies Association,London: Stationery Office, … more information and PDF →

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Policy Interventions for Industrial Network Formation: Contrasting Historical Underpinnings of the Small Business Policy in Japan and the United States

Aoyama, Yuko, 1999.  “Policy Interventions for Industrial Network Formation: Contrasting Historical Underpinnings of the Small Business Policy in Japan and the United States.”  Small Business Economics 12 No.3 (May): 217-231.

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Cutting Edge: Technology, Information, Capitalism and Social Revolution – Davis, Hirschl and Stack.

Aoyama, Yuko, 1998.  “Cutting Edge: Technology, Information, Capitalism and Social Revolution – Davis, Hirschl and Stack.”  Book Review.  AREA 30 No.4 (December): 380-381.

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Paths Towards the Informational Society: Employment Structure in G-7 Countries. 1920-1990.

Castells, Manuel and Yuko Aoyama, 1998.  “Paths Towards the Informational Society: Employment Structure in G-7 Countries. 1920-1990.” Reprinted. Chapter in J. R. Bryson and P.W. Daniels (eds.). Service Industries in the Global Economy. The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, … more information and PDF →

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Institutional Environment for Business Start-ups: Small Business Policy and Venture Capital in the United States

Aoyama, Yuko, 1997.  “Institutional Environment for Business Start-ups: Small Business Policy and Venture Capital in the United States.”  In Moglichkeiten zur Verbesserung des wirtschafts- und gesellschaftspolitischen Umfeldes fur Existenzgrunder und kleine und mittlere Unternehmen – Wege zu einer neuen Kultur de … more information and PDF →

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Integrating Business and Location: An Overview of Two Theoretical Frameworks on Multinational Firms

Aoyama, Yuko, 1997.  “Integrating Business and Location: An Overview of Two Theoretical Frameworks on Multinational Firms.”  Berkeley Planning Journal 11: 49-70.

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Paths Towards the Informational Society: Employment Structure in G-7 Countries. 1920-1990

Castells, Manuel and Yuko Aoyama, 1997.  “Paths Towards the Informational Society: Employment Structure in G-7 Countries. 1920-1990.”  Reprinted (with Manuel Castells).  Chapter in Van den Berg, Axel and Joseph Smucker (eds.). The Sociology of Labour Markets: Efficiency, Equity, Security. Scarborough, Ontario, … more information and PDF →

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The Location of Foreign Direct Investment: Geographic and Business Approaches — Green and McNaughton

Aoyama, Yuko, 1997.  “The Location of Foreign Direct Investment: Geographic and Business Approaches — Green and McNaughton.” Book Review. The Professional Geographer 49 No. 3 (August): 377-378.

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Small Business Policy in Japan and the United States: A Comparative Analysis on Objectives and Outcomes

Aoyama, Yuko and Michael B. Teitz, 1996.  Small Business Policy in Japan and the United States: A Comparative Analysis on Objectives and Outcomes.  Policy Papers in International Affairs 44 Institute of International Studies, University of California at Berkeley.

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Local Economic Development or National Industrial Strategy: Recent Trends in Small Business Policy in Japanand the United States

Aoyama, Yuko, 1996. “Local Economic Development or National Industrial Strategy: Recent Trends in Small Business Policy in Japanand the United States.” Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies. 8 No.1 (January): 1-14.

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Paths Towards the Informational Society: Employment Structure in G-7 Countries. 1920-1990

Castells, Manuel and Yuko Aoyama, 1994.  “Paths Towards the Informational Society: Employment Structure in G-7 Countries. 1920-1990.”  International Labour Review 133, No.1: 5-33.

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Paths Towards the Informational Society: A Comparative Analysis of the Transformation of Employment Structure in the G-7 Countries, 1920-2005

Castells, Manuel and Yuko Aoyama, 1993.  Paths Towards the Informational Society: A Comparative Analysis of the Transformation of Employment Structure in the G-7 Countries, 1920-2005.  (with Manuel Castells). Working Paper No. 61,Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy,University of California,Berkeley, March.

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Analisis de Distinas Experiencias Europeas de Reindustrializacion y Reactivacion de Regiones de Cuencas Mineras Ligadas a la Industria Siderometalurgica asi como Formulacion de Recomenadaciones de Estrategias de desarrollo y de Inversion

Cohen, Stephen, Yuko Aoyama, Lisa Bornstein and Brian Muller, 1992.  Analisis de Distinas Experiencias Europeas de Reindustrializacion y Reactivacion de Regiones de Cuencas Mineras Ligadas a la Industria Siderometalurgica asi como Formulacion de Recomenadaciones de Estrategias de desarrollo y de Inversion. … more information and PDF →

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Toshi to Koreisha

Alexandre, Ariel and Yuko Aoyama, 1992. “Toshi to Koreisha.”  (translated).  The OECD Observer, 1992/8, 177,Tokyo: Nihon keizai chosa kyogikai (November).

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Socio-demographic Trends and Elderly Populations in OECD Countries.

Aoyama, Yuko, 1992.  “Socio-demographic Trends and Elderly Populations in OECD Countries.”  Chapter in Urban Policies for Ageing Populations, OECD, Paris, pp.19-42.

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Cities and the Elderly

Alexandre, Ariel and Yuko Aoyama, 1992.  “Cities and the Elderly.”  (with Ariel Alexandre) The OECD Observer, OECD, Paris, (August/September), pp. 9-11

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Urban Policies for Ageing Populations: Major Findings and Policy Options

Fox-Przeworski, Joanne and Yuko Aoyama, 1990.  Urban Policies for Ageing Populations: Major Findings and Policy Options.  Document for General Distribution, OECD, Paris.

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Synthesis and Analysis of Socio-demographic Statistics: Ageing Populations of OECD Countries

Aoyama, Yuko, 1989.  Synthesis and Analysis of Socio-demographic Statistics: Ageing Populations of OECD Countries.  Restricted Document, Group of Urban Affairs, OECD, November.

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California‘s Asian Population: Past Trends and Projections for the Year 2000

Ong, Paul, Yuko Aoyama, Glen Kitayama and Paul Schmek, 1989. California‘s Asian Population: Past Trends and Projections for the Year 2000. Los Angeles,Calif.:Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, and Asian American StudiesCenter,University of California, Los Angeles.

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Comparative Socio-demographic Trends: Initial Data on Ageing Populations of OECD Countries

Aoyama, Yuko, 1989.  Comparative Socio-demographic Trends: Initial Data on Ageing Populations of OECD Countries.  Restricted Document, the Group of Urban Affairs, OECD, April.

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