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Handbook on City and Regional Leadership

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Handbook on City and Regional Leadership

9781788979672 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Markku Sotarauta, Professor of Regional Development Studies, Urban and Regional Studies Group, Tampere University, Finland and Andrew Beer, Executive Dean and Professor, UniSA Business School, University of South Australia, Australia
Publication Date: February 2021 ISBN: 978 1 78897 967 2 Extent: c 512 pp
In this timely Handbook, people emerge at the centre of city and regional development debates from the perspective of leadership. It explores individuals and communities, not only as units that underpin aggregate measures or elements within systems, but as deliberative actors with ambitions, desires, strategies and objectives.

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In this timely Handbook, people emerge at the centre of city and regional development debates from the perspective of leadership. It explores individuals and communities, not only as units that underpin aggregate measures or elements within systems, but as deliberative actors with ambitions, desires, strategies and objectives.

Deepening the scholarly debate on leadership in cities and regions, the Handbook combines theoretical discussion and empirical evidence within methodological development to present a state-of-the-art view of a rapidly emerging field of study, highlighting paths for future research. Chapters explore power, politics, policy-making, social corporate responsibility and international city diplomacy through the lens of leadership, covering leadership in different countries from a broad range of theoretical perspectives.

This Handbook is a valuable resource for academics and students of regional studies, human and economic geography, and policy studies. The conceptual discussion and case studies from different parts of the world will provide valuable examples for scholars, policy-makers and practitioners seeking a better understanding of what it takes to mobilise and co-ordinate complex multi-actors constellations for improvement of their respective places.
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‘This book on place-based leadership by world-leading scholars on the topic is an absolute must-read in what is an emerging and exciting field of research. It provides an excellent overview and a compelling future research agenda on the role of leadership in shaping urban and regional development.’
– Ron Boschma, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, and University of Stavanger, Norway

‘The role of city and regional leaders in the success of regions and cities has often been underestimated. In the Handbook on City and Regional Leadership, the editors have brought together seminal scholars who study this area. The book is a must-read for academics and civic leaders alike who are interested in leadership and its impact on communities.’
– Martin Kenney, University of California, Davis, US

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