Regional and Local Economic Analysis for Practitioners

Author: Avrom Bendavid-Val
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 9780275937515
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This new edition updates and expands the author's classic work, which has become a standard for professionals and students in public administration, urban and regional planning, and regional economics. Bendavid-Val provides a comprehensive practitioner-oriented book on the state of the art of regional and local economic planning, written in a straightforward style that requires no extensive background. Included are thorough discussions of planning methods, covering aggregate regional analysis, intraregional analysis, and project identification and evaluation, as well as approaches to development planning.

Planning Local Economic Development

Author: Edward J. Blakely
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452242593
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Since the appearance of the first edition in 1990, Planning Local Economic Development has been the foundation for an entire generation of practitioners and academics working in planning and policy development. Written by authors with years of academic, regional, and city planning experience, the book has been used widely in graduate economic development, urban studies, nonprofit management, and public administration courses. Now thoroughly updated for the challenges of the 21st century with deeper coverage of sustainability and resiliency, the Fifth Edition explores the theories of local economic development while addressing the issues and opportunities faced by cities, towns, and local entities in crafting their economic destinies within the global economy. Authors Nancey Green Leigh and Edward J. Blakely provide a thoroughly up-to-date exploration of planning processes, analytical techniques and data, and locality, business, and human resource development, as well as advanced technology and sustainable economic development strategies. New to the Fifth Edition: Addresses the challenges to local economic development planning posed by the weak recovery to the Great Recession Introduces social network analysis Covers the importance of urban design for local economic development success and the potential of LEED neighborhood design Expands the focus on public-private partnerships and community marketing for implementing economic development plans Offers new case studies and illustrations

Economic Development Through Entrepreneurship

Author: Scott Andrew Shane
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1845428188
Format: PDF, ePub
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Despite a wealth of efforts that examine separately the role entrepreneurs and universities play in economic development, no systematic effort has been made to examine the role universities play in promoting economic development through entrepreneurship. This book fills that gap, focusing on policy aspects of government university partnerships with a discussion both of best practices and problematic strategies. The book begins by tracing the history of American government university industry partnerships that have promoted economic development. In succeeding chapters, well-known scholars focus on linkages in different domains such as: technology transfer, innovation networks, brain drain, cluster-based planning, and manufacturing. Practitioner commentaries follow many of the chapters in order to present an evaluation of the arguments from the perspective of someone directly involved in the fostering of these relationships. Non-technical and accessible in nature, the chapters summarize existing knowledge and research in order to help policymakers, foundations, university officials, business leaders and other stakeholders create and enhance partnerships between universities and governments that encourage economic development through entrepreneurship.

Theories of Local Economic Development

Author: James Edward Rowe
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754673057
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By bringing together leading theorists and practitioners, this book provides the first comprehensive overview of local economic development theories for over 15 years. It explores the theory behind the key concepts that every economic practitioner must un

Running the Numbers A Practical Guide to Regional Economic and Social Analysis 2014

Author: John Quinterno
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317460677
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Through use of practical examples and a plainspoken narrative style that minimises the use of maths, this book demystifies data concepts, sources, and methods for public service professionals interested in understanding economic and social issues at the regional level. By blending elements of a general interest book, a textbook, and a reference book, it equips civic leaders, public administrators, urban planners, nonprofit executives, philanthropists, journalists, and graduate students in various public affairs disciplines to wield social and economic data for the benefit of their communities. While numerous books about quantitative research exist, few focus specifically on the public sector. Running the Numbers, in contrast, explores a wide array of topics of regional importance, including economic output, demographics, business structure, labour markets, and income, among many others. To that end, the book stresses practical applications, minimises the use of maths, and employs extended, chapter-length examples that demonstrate how analytical tools can illuminate the social and economic workings of actual American regions.