The Oxford Handbook of Local Competitiveness

Hardcover | September 15, 2015

EditorDavid B. Audretsch, Albert N. Link, Mary Lindenstein Walshok

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The local levels of economies have felt the impact of technological change and globalization. These forces have triggered the need to understand the dynamic mechanisms that enable locales to respond to such changes. For example, the downsizing of traditional employers because of a major lossin market share due to new competitors, acquisition by global firms, or off-shoring of production or services was traditionally thought to be beyond the scope of powers of local policy makers, thinkers, and business leaders. In the world of practice, those concerned about the economic performance ofplace-city, region or state-are increasingly focused on how to adapt to these trends and leverage their existing resources to respond to these global challenges as a positive opportunity. The Oxford Handbook of Local Competitiveness brings together some of the leading minds in the fields of business, economics, and the social sciences to identify, articulate, and analyze what influences and shapes local competitiveness and what places can do to enhance their economic performance. Thecontributors to the Handbook provide a body of systematic analyses suggesting that the local context is a critical element of the forces that shape competitiveness. The challenges to generate and sustain economic performance vary across places, and the factors and conditions that either enhance orimpede competiveness also are place-specific. Finally, the characteristics and nature of what constitutes success also vary across places.This Handbook is essential reading material for academics in the fields of economics and public policy, as well as business leaders who hope to gain a more in-depth understanding of their field. Informative and intellectually rigorous, The Oxford Handbook of Local Competitiveness is the definitivevolume of scholarly analysis regarding the relationship between place and economic competition.

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The local levels of economies have felt the impact of technological change and globalization. These forces have triggered the need to understand the dynamic mechanisms that enable locales to respond to such changes. For example, the downsizing of traditional employers because of a major lossin market share due to new competitors, acqui...

David B. Audretsch is a Distinguished Professor and Ameritech Chair of Economic Development at Indiana University, where he also serves as Director of the Institute for Development Strategies. He is also an Honorary Professor of Industrial Economics and Entrepreneurship at the WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany. In addit...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:528 pages, 9.49 × 6.89 × 1.42 inPublished:September 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. David B. Audretsch, Albert N. Link and Mary Lindenstein Walshok: IntroductionPART I: THE CONCEPT OF LOCAL COMPETITIVENESS2. David B. Audretsch: The Strategic Management of Place3. Richard Florida and Charlotta Mellander: Talent, Cities, and Competitiveness4. Philip E. Auerswald: Enabling Entrepreneurial Ecosystems5. Orjan Solvell: Construction of the Cluster Commons6. Dan Breznitz and Guilio Buciuni: Alfred Marshall, Alive and Well? The Rise and Evolution of Innovative Manufacturing Clusters in a Globalizing Economy7. Maryann P. Feldman and Sam M. Tavassoli: Something New: Where Do New Industries Come From?PART II: CRITICAL DRIVERS OF LOCAL COMPETITIVENESS8. Martin Andersson and Magnus Henrekson: Local Competitiveness Fostered through Local Institutions for Entrepreneurship9. Thomas Andersson: The National Resource Curse in the Arab Gult: Rapid Change and Local Culture10. Erik E. Lehmann: The Role of Universities for Local and Regional Competitiveness11. Christopher S. Hayter: The Grand Challenge Model of RandD12. Martin Kenney: Commercialization or Engagement: Which Is of More Significance for Regional Economies?13. Zoltan J. Acs: Philanthropy, Competition, and Local Competitiveness: A Schumpeterian Conundrum14. Erik Stam and Niels Bosma: Local Policies for High-Growth Firms15. Doug Henton and Jessie Oettinger: Innovation Brokers16. Robert D. Atkinson: Swimming Upstream: Why Regional Economic Development Depends on National Economic CompetitivenessPART III: COMPETITIVENESS AT THE LOCAL LEVEL17. Albert N. Link: Competitive Advantages from University Research Parks18. Simon Mosey, Paul Kirkham, and Martin Binks: The Co-Creation of Locally Useful Knowledge by Business Schools19. Jose L. Gonzalez-Pern!a, Maribel Guerrero, and Iaki Pea-Legazuke: Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development: The Relevance of Shaping Inter-temporal Local Intangible Conditions20. Hideki Yamawaki, Hiro Motoki, and Kayo Hirai: In Search of New Competitive Advantage: Japan's Local Firms in Sustainable Business21. John Hardin, Lauren Lanahan, and Lukas C. Brun: Assessing State-level Science and Technology Policies: North Carolina's Experience with SBIR State Matching Grants22. David Lawther Johnson: Clusters, Communities, and Competitiveness - An Emerging Model from America's Midwest23. Paul Miesing, Brad Watts, Donald S. Siegel, and Katharine Briar-Lawson: Lessons on Microenterprise Development from a University-Based Microlending Development Program24. Mary Lindenstein Walshok and Steve Orr: A Region in Transition: Bottom up Economic Transformation in Post-Conflict Northern Ireland25. Shiri M. Breznitz and Paige A. Clayton: The 2008 Economic Crisis and its Impact on Universities' Competitiveness26. Dominique Foray, Philip McCann, and Raquel Ortega-Argiles: Smart Specialization and European Regional Development Policy