Targeting Regional Economic Development by Stephan J. GoetzTargeting Regional Economic Development by Stephan J. Goetz

Targeting Regional Economic Development

EditorStephan J. Goetz, Steven Deller, Tom Harris

Paperback | August 11, 2013

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Targeting regional economic development (TRED) has a long and rich tradition among academic economists and in the world of economic development practitioners. This book builds on a series of workshops and papers organized by The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development (NERCRD) at the Pennsylvania State University and the Rural Policy Research Centre (RUPRI) at the University of Missouri. Through the coordinated efforts of NERCRD and RUPRI, a network of university based researchers and Extension education specialists was developed and provides the foundation of this new edited volume.

For the first time in a single book, Goetz, Deller and Harris present an innovative approach through a collection of chapters discussing industry targeting and the relevance of TRED as an important analytical tool for practical targeting purposes. The papers present issues surrounding community economic development, clusters in industry and rural communities and the role of agglomeration economies. The book provides the reader with insights into not only the theoretical foundations of targeting as well as empirical methods, but also approaches for using the community-level analysis to affect policy directions.

Stephan Goetzis Director of Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development and Professor of Agricultural and Regional Economics at Pennsylvania State University, USA.Steven Delleris Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin, USA.Thomas Harrisis Director of the University Center for Economic Develop...
Title:Targeting Regional Economic DevelopmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 1.1 inPublished:August 11, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415743540

ISBN - 13:9780415743549


Table of Contents

 Part I: Policy Background1. Introduction and Overview,Stephan J. Goetz, Steven C. Deller, and Thomas R. Harris2. Historical Description of Economic Development Policy,Steven C. Deller and Stephan J. Goetz3. Industry Clusters and Industry Targeting,Martin Shields, David Barkley, and Mary Emery4. Overview of the Theory Behind TRED,Steven C. Deller5. Porter's Cluster Strategy and Industrial Targeting,Douglas Woodward and Paulo Guimar'6. Impact of Agglomerations on the Economy,Todd GabePart II: Empirical Modeling Approaches7. Modeling the Probability of Manufacturing Activity in the Great PlainsJohn C. Leatherman and Terry L. Kastens8. Regional Variation in the Location Choice of Goods- and Service-Producing IndustriesHanas A. Cader, John C. Leatherman, and John M. Crespi9. An Application of a Double Hurdle Firm Location Model: The Example of Montana,Alison Davis and Thomas R. Harris10. Targeting Industry Clusters for Regional Economic Development: The REDRL ApproachDavid L. Barkley and Mark S. Henry11. Rural-Urban Economic Linkages: Implications for Industry Targeting Recommendations,David W. Hughes12. Regional Cluster Analysis with Interindustry Benchmarks,Edward Feser, Henry Renski, and Jun Koo13. Targeting with the Analytic Hierarchy Process,Thomas G. Johnson14. The Community Business Matching Model: Combining Community and Business Goals and Assets to Target Rural Economic Development,Linda J. Cox, Jonathan E. Alevy, Thomas R. Harris, Barbara Andreozzi, Joan Wright, and George "Buddy" BordenPart III: Applications and Case Studies15. Identifying Food Industry Clusters: A Comparison of Analytical Tools,Stephan J. Goetz, Martin Shields, and Qiuyan Wang16. Targeted Industry Analysis in a "Comprehensive" Economic Development Extension Program,James R. Nelson, Michael D. Woods, La Dee Homm, and Gerald A. Doeksen17. TRED as an Educational Tool,Steven C. Deller, John Leatherman, and Martin Shields18. Industry Targeting: Theoretical Underpinning and Practical Application,David W. Hughes19. Import Substitution and the Analysis of Gaps and Disconnects,Steven C. Deller20. What Have We Learned?Steven C. Deller, Stephan J. Goetz, and Thomas Harris.

Editorial Reviews

'Targeting regional economic development deals with the strategy that arguably occupies most of the economic development activity of cities and regions. With contributions from eminent academics intimately involved in local economic development practice, this book presents a tool-box of new and innovative methods for regional economic targeting along with the theoretical and conceptual moorings of these applications.' -- Professor Daniel Felsenstein, Director, Institute of Urban and Regional Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. "Goetz, Deller, and Harris¿s collection, like all good collections, is the work of a community of scholars. But what is unique about it is that the authors are a community of scholars committed to both research and outreach. The result is a collection about targeted regional economic development (TRED) that reflects both current theory about regional economic growth and current theory about community development practice." -- Eric Thompson, Department of Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Journal of Regional Science, 2011)