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Theories of Local Economic Development
Perspectives from Across the Disciplines

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August 1993 | 319 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Assembling the leading thinkers and practitioners in the field of economic development, Theories of Local Economic Development places state-of-the-art theoretical positions on such important issues as inner-city development, rural development, technological innovation, and rebuilding economic infrastructure. To accomplish this task, the contributors skillfully incorporate illustrative case material. Chapters draw on the disciplines of economics, geography, regional science, urban planning, sociology, political science, and public administration. The pivotal assumption behind this book is that research should and can lead to general statements about economic development. As a result, scholars of economics and public finance, public administration, political science, urban studies, policy studies, and development studies will appreciate this invaluable resource. "Bingham and Mier have compiled an interesting study of local economic development in the United States by bringing together a series of papers that review aspects of economic growth from across a range of methodological perspectives. . . . The study is to be recommended to anyone wishing to gain a general understanding of current theoretical debate in the United States to economic development and may provide readers with some useful ideas on possible methodological approaches to understanding economic development in Britain." --Local Government Studies "The individual contributions are generally sound, well-written reviews of the various theories relating to their particular subject areas . . . The study is designed to have a common theme of reviewing problems and succeeds in its aim by providing a far more consistent study than many other collections of papers. The study is, therefore, to be recommended to anyone wishing to gain a general understanding of current theoretical debate in the United States and may provide readers with some useful ideas on possible methodological approaches to understanding economic development in Britain." --Local Government Studies

 
PART ONE: LOCATION AND SPACE THEORIES
John P Blair and Robert Premus
Location Theory
Arthur C Nelson
Theories of Regional Development
 
PART TWO: SPACE-BASED STRATEGIES
Marie Howland
Applying Theory to Practice in Rural Economies
Wim Wiewel, Michael Teitz and Robert Giloth
The Economic Development of Neighborhoods and Localities
William Woodbridge Goldsmith and Lewis A Randolph
Ghetto Economic Development
 
PART THREE: LABOR AND CAPITAL THEORIES
Joan Fitzgerald
Labor Force, Education, and Work
Harvey A Goldstein and Michael I Luger
Theory and Practice in High-Tech Economic Development
 
PART FOUR: POLITICAL AND SOCIAL THEORIES
C Scott Holupka and Anne B Shlay
Political Economy and Urban Development
John J Betancur and Douglas C Gills
Race and Class in Local Economic Development
 
PART FIVE: ORGANIZATION AND PROCESS
Elaine B Sharp and Michael G Bath
Citizenship and Economic Development
Julia Melkers, Daniel Bugler and Barry Bozeman
Technology Transfer and Economic Development
Timothy Bates
Theories of Entrepreneurship
 
PART SIX: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
Robert A Beauregard
Constituting Economic Development
A Theoretical Perspective  
Robert Mier and Richard D Bingham
Metaphors of Economic Development

One of the very good text on LED.

Dr Jay Mittal
School Of Planning, University of Cincinnati
February 4, 2012

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