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Public Enterprise and Local Place
New Perspectives on Theory and Practice

ISBN 9780815362937
Published July 8, 2019 by Routledge
142 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book presents the key interactions in local government and public enterprise, drawing together the challenges for local governance in the practice of public entrepreneurship and its response to collaboration, place and place making. Specifically, this book includes the impact of local partnerships and public entrepreneurs in local policy implementation.

It is written by established authors bringing together their experience and practice of local partnerships and public entrepreneurship in place-based strategies, and will be of value to local government, new forms of enterprise partnerships, wider agencies and public entrepreneurship scholars as well as policymakers responsible for implementation of place-based regeneration.

This text will be of key interest to students, scholars and practitioners in public administration, business administration, local government, entrepreneurship, public sector management and more broadly to those with interests in public policy, business and management, political science, economics, urban studies and geography.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Public Enterprise and Local Entrepreneurship in Europe and Beyond

3. Local Government Partnerships, Economic Development and Enterprise

4. Place and Place-Making

5. Public Enterprise, Innovation and Collaboration

6. The Enterprising Local State?

7. Towards a Model of the New Public Enterprise

8. Conclusions and Future Directions

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John Fenwick is Professor Emeritus of Public Management at the Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, UK.

Lorraine Johnston is Senior Lecturer of Public Leadership and Enterprise at the Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, UK.


"This is an informative study and one that could usefully create some controversy on the role of local government and agencies within liberal democratic government. The study packs in a substantive quantity and quality of research and critical analysis."

- Jim Chandler Sheffield Hallam University, UK, Local Government Studies