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Creating Resilient Economies
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Creating Resilient Economies

Entrepreneurship, Growth and Development in Uncertain Times

9781785367632 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Nick Williams, Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies, University of Leeds and Tim Vorley, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean, Oxford Brookes Business School, UK
Publication Date: 2017 ISBN: 978 1 78536 763 2 Extent: 288 pp
Providing a coherent and clear narrative, Creating Resilient Economies offers a theoretical analysis of resilience and provides guidance to policymakers with regards to fostering more resilient economies and people. It adeptly illustrates how resilience thinking can offer the opportunity to re-frame economic development policy and practice and provides a clear evidence base of the cultural, economic, political and social conditions that shape the adaptability, flexibility and responsiveness to crises in their many forms.

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Economic resilience is an emergent field in the social sciences. In this timely book, key scholars examine how individuals, organisations, regions and nations are affected by internal and external crises, and consider how the ways in which they respond will determine their future growth path.

Providing a coherent and clear narrative, Creating Resilient Economies offers a theoretical analysis of resilience and provides guidance to policymakers with regards to fostering more resilient economies and people. It adeptly illustrates how resilience thinking can offer the opportunity to re-frame economic development policy and practice and provides a clear evidence base of the cultural, economic, political and social conditions that shape the adaptability, flexibility and responsiveness to crises in their many forms.

Academics and scholars across the social sciences will find this book an enlightening gateway into the subject of economic resilience. Its eminently practical approach will also benefit government policy makers interested in how localities, regions and nations can respond more effectively to crises.
Critical Acclaim
‘Without a doubt, Creating Resilient Economies: Entrepreneurship, Growth and Development in Uncertain Times makes a significant contribution to the literature. The book’s key contribution is in
the individual authors’ well-thought-out interpretations on what resilience is and can be, where it comes from, and what its consequences are. Even though there is an increasing interest in resilience among economic geographers, urban planners, and management scholars alike, few publications on the topic cover as much terrain as this book does. The book offers a very timely illustration of a construct that has increasing importance in today’ s society, where the pace of technological change and increasing economic inequality mean that some individuals, companies, neighborhoods, cities, and regions are facing an almost constant crisis on multiple fronts. To break this cycle, and to move on, requires resilience. This book off ers interesting and important ideas on how to build such resilience.’
– Maija Renko, Journal of Urban Affairs

‘Resilience – whether relating to individuals, businesses, sectors or places – is an important concept in an increasingly volatile world. Williams and Vorley have performed a valuable service in bringing together these high quality essays. I am confident that the volume will stimulate further work on this topic.’
– Colin Mason, University of Glasgow, UK

‘As someone who researches resilience and sustainability in entrepreneurs, I appreciated the book's message and details. As someone who endeavors to live resiliently and sustainably (and entrepreneurially). I really appreciate this. Five years ago people would stare blankly at phrases such as "circular economy". Today, they get it. With books like this, in five years, we'll be living it. The educator, scholar and entrepreneur in me all applaud this bold effort. Well done, gents!’
– Norris Krueger, Entrepreneurship Northwest, US

‘Without a doubt, Creating Resilient Economies: Entrepreneurship, Growth and Development in Uncertain Times makes a significant contribution to the literature. The book’s key contribution is in the individual authors’ well-thought-out interpretations on what resilience is and can be, where it comes from, and what its consequences are. Even though there is an increasing interest in resilience among economic geographers, urban planners, and management scholars alike, few publications on the topic cover as much terrain as this book does. The book offers a very timely illustration of a construct that has increasing importance in today’s society, where the pace of technological change and increasing economic inequality mean that some individuals, companies, neighborhoods, cities, and regions are facing an almost constant crisis on multiple fronts. To break this cycle, and to move on, requires resilience. This book offers interesting and important ideas on how to build such resilience.'
– Journal of Urban Affairs
Contributors
Contributors: D. Bailey, G. Bentley, D. Braithwaite, C. Brooks, C. Brunelle, J. Clark, S. Dawley, P. Di Caro, R. Doern, E. Evenhuis, H. Gong, N. Gray, R. Hassink, R. Huggins, C.K. Monsson, L. Pugalis, J. Simmie, B. Spigel, P. Thompson, A. Townsend, T. Vorley, N. Williams
Contents
Contents:

1. Introduction
Nick Williams and Tim Vorley

PART I : The Resilience of Entrepreneurs, Industrial Sectors and Cities
2. Strategies for Resilience in Entrepreneurship: Building Resources for Small Business Survival After a Crisis
Rachel Doern

3. The Resilience of Entrepreneurs and Small Business in the Depths of a Recessionary Crisis
Nick Williams and Tim Vorley

4. Vulnerability and adaptability: Post-crisis resilience of SMEs in Denmark
Christian Kjær Monsson

5. Resilience, adaptation and survival in industry sectors: Remaking and remodelling of the automotive sector
Gill Bentley, David Bailey and Daniel Braithwaite

6. The Evolution of Economic Resilience in Cities: Re-invention versus replication
James Simmie

7. Path Dependency, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Resilience in Resource-Driven Economies. Lessons from the Newfoundland Offshore Oil Industry, Canada.
Cédric Brunelle and Ben Spigel

8. Resilient Regions and Open Innovation: The Evolution of Smart Cities and Civic Entrepreneurship
Jennifer Clark

Part II: The Resilience of Local and Regional Economies
9. Governance, Civic Leadership and Resilience
Chay Brooks

10. Entrepreneurship, Culture and Resilience: The Determinants of Local Development in Uncertain Times
Robert Huggins and Piers Thompson

11. The resilience of growth strategies
Lee Pugalis, Nick Gray and Alan Townsend

12. Local economic resilience in Italy
Paolo Di Caro

13. Evolutionary Perspectives on Economic Resilience in Regional Development
Emil Evenhuis and Stuart Dawley

14. Regional Resilience: The Critique Revisited
Huiwen Gong and Robert Hassink

15. Final Thoughts and Reflections
Nick Williams and Tim Vorley

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