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Creating Competitiveness

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policies for Growth Edited by David B. Audretsch, Distinguished Professor and Ameritech Chair of Economic Development, Indiana University, Bloomington, US and Mary Lindenstein Walshok, Associate Vice Chancellor, Public Programs, Dean, University Extension and Adjunct Professor of Sociology, University of California, San Diego, US
Although competitiveness is typically associated with firms, they are not the only organizational body whose performance is dependent upon competitiveness. This poignant insightful book focuses on how the varied economic performance of cities and regions, both within nations as well as across nations, during the era of the ‘Great Recession’ also highlights the need for competitiveness.
Extent: 232 pp
Hardback Price: £85.00 Web: £76.50
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 978 1 78195 404 1
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  • Business and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organisational Innovation
Although competitiveness is typically associated with firms, they are not the only organizational body whose performance is dependent upon competitiveness. This poignant and insightful book focuses on how the varied economic performance of cities and regions, both within nations as well as across nations, during the era of the ‘Great Recession’ also highlights the need for competitiveness.

Competitive cities and regions enjoy a superior economic performance, while their less competitive counterparts experience poorer economic growth and increasing unemployment.

Using leading frameworks, this study provides applications and case studies about what shapes the competitiveness of places in an international context. Specific policies that enhance local competitiveness are identified and analyzed.

Scholars of regional economics, urban economics, urban planning and public policy as well as policymakers will find plenty of invaluable information in this invigorating book.
‘An impressive body of original and seminal academic scholarship, Creating Competitiveness is very strongly recommended for professional and academic library economic studies reference collections and supplemental reading lists.’
– The Midwest Book Review
Contributors: T. Andersson, R.D. Atkinson, D.B. Audretsch, S.M. Breznitz, D.P. Leyden, A.N. Link, G.A. McDermott, N. Ram, S. Shivakumar, A.J. Shragge, D.S. Siegel, M.L. Walshok, C.W. Wessner, D.A. Wolfe
Contents:

1. Creating Competitiveness: Introduction and Overview
David B. Audretsch and Mary Lindenstein Walshok

2. Civic Governance, Social Learning and the Strategic Management of City-Regions
David A. Wolfe

3. Innovation in Cities and Innovation by Cities
Robert D. Atkinson

4. The Strategic Recombination of Regional Innovative Capacities: Public–Private Institutions as Knowledge Bridges
Gerald A. McDermott

5. Enhancing Economic Growth? University Technology Commercialization
Shiri M. Breznitz and Neela Ram

6. Academic Entrepreneurship: Lessons Learned for University Administrators and Policymakers
Donald S. Siegel

7. Driving Regional Growth: The Growing Role of Policies to Promote Clusters
Charles W. Wessner and Sujai Shivakumar

8. Evolving Technologies and Emerging Regions: Governance for Growth and Prosperity
Thomas Andersson

9. Collective Entrepreneurship: The Strategic Management of Research Triangle Park
Dennis P. Leyden and Albert N. Link

10. The Invention of San Diego’s Innovation Economy
Mary Lindenstein Walshok and Abraham J. Shragge

Index