1st Edition

Promoting Local Growth
Process, Practice and Policy

ISBN 9781138734999
Published June 12, 2019 by Routledge
406 Pages

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Book Description

This title was first published in 2001. Focusing on new industries, policies and new forms of governance, the internationally renowned contributors to this volume examine the factors promoting the sub-national economic growth that is paradoxically occurring in an era of globalization.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Promoting local growth: a new look at an old saga, Daniel Felsenstein and Michael Taylor. Part I: Process: 2. Enterprise, embeddedness and local growth: inclusion, exclusion and social capital, Michael Taylor.  3. Analyzing local growth promotion: looking beyond employment and income counts, Daniel Felsenstein.  4. Knowledge-based industry for promoting growth, Sam Ock Park.  5. Identifying contexts of learning in firms and regions, Paivi Oinas and Hein van Gils.  6. New forms of local governance in the emergence of industrial districts, Ayda Eraydin. Part II: Practice: 7. Evaluating innovation centres in Germany: issues of methodology, empirical results and international comparison, Christine Tamasy.  8. Creating university-industry collaboration in Hong Kong, Jerry Patchell and Tony Eastham.  9. Promoting local growth in the Oxfordshire high-tech economy: local institutional settings, Helen Lawton Smith.  10. Technological change, local capabilities and the restructuring of a company town, Eirik Vatne.  11. Ethnic minorities’ strategies for market formation: the Israeli Arab case, Michael Sofer, Itzhak Benenson and Izhak Schnell.  12. Electronic commerce: global-local relationships in financial services, John Langdale.  13. The internet age: not the end of geography, Edward J. Malecki.  14. Patterns of suburban office development: the spatial reach of office firms in metropolitan Tel Aviv, Baruch A. Kipnis and Oded Borenstein.  15. Hyper-footloose business services: the case of Swedish distance workers in the Mediterranean sun belt, Claes G. Alvstam and Annelie Jonsson. Part III: Policy:  16. Regional policies: promoting competitiveness in the wake of globalization, Peter Maskell.  17. Promoting regional growth and convergence in the long-term master plan for Israel, Raphael Bar-El.  18. Knowledge economies and transitional labour markets: new regional growth engines, Lambert van der Laan.  19. Regulating labour, transforming human capital and promoting local economic growth: the case of the UK skill centres initiative, Simon Leonard.  20. Rethinking Auckland: Local Response to Global Challenges, Richard Le Heron and Philip McDermott.

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Dr Daniel Felsenstein, Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel and Professor Michael Taylor, Professor of Geography, University of Birmingham, UK. 1992; PhD Hebrew University. 1993; Post-Doctoral visitor, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 1998-; Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, Hebrew University 2000-2001; Visiting Professor, Great Cities Institute, University of Illinois, Chicago


'...without doubt, the volume is of considerable potential interest to a wide audience of scholars and policymakers.' Journal of Regional Science