Everything in its Place: Entrepreneurship and the Strategic Management of Cities, Regions, and States

ISBN : 9780199351251

David B. Audretsch
184 ページ
156 x 240 mm

Every city, region and state wants to do better--or at the very least, not do worse. Places have a strong and vigorous concern with and stake in generating a stronger economic performance. This concern spans a broad spectrum of constituents and interests, including business, labor, non-profit organizations, government, and private residents. However, such decision makers mandated with the strategic management of their place receive little guidance or insight from scholars in terms of a systematic framework for evaluating how to generate and sustain a competitive advantage for their place. While an entire academic field exists devoted to analyzing how firms and organizations can create and sustain a competitive advantage and ultimately a strong economic performance--the field of strategic management in business schools--no such analogous field exists which is devoted to guiding and informing decision makers mandated and concerned with the strategic management of their place. Everything in Its Place seeks to fill this intellectual void, explaining the underlying economic and social factors and the broad spectrum of policies and instruments that can actually influence and enhance economic performance in places. Several academic fields have generated a number of important theories, empirical findings, and case studies that shed considerable light on identifying and unraveling the underlying forces about what shapes this economic performance. Combined in this book with the actual experiences and instincts garnered from practitioners and policy makers, these insights are integrated together in into a coherent, inclusive framework to guide and inform thought leaders and scholars in the strategic management of places.


Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - The Mandate
Chapter 3 - Resources and Factors
Chapter 4 - Organization and Structure
Chapter 5 - The Human Element
Chapter 6 - Public Policy
Chapter 7 - Conclusions


David B. Audretsch is a Distinguished Professor and Ameritech Chair of Economic Development at Indiana University, where he is also serves as Director of the Institute for Development Strategies. He also is an Honorary Professor of Industrial Economics and Entrepreneurship at the WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany. In addition, he serves as a Visiting Professor at the King Saud University in Saudi Arabia and is a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London.; Audretsch's research has focused on the links between entrepreneurship, government policy, innovation, economic development and global competitiveness. He is co-founder and co-editor of Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal. He was awarded the 2001 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research by the Swedish Foundation for Small Business Research. In 2008, he received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Augsburg (Germany), and in September 2010 he received an honorary doctorate degree from Jonkoping University (Sweden).; He is a member of the Advisory Board to a number of international research and policy institutes, including the Deutsches Institut fur Wirtschaftsforschung (German Institute for Economic Analysis) and the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum.