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City mattersCompetitiveness, cohesion and urban governance$
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Martin Boddy and Michael Parkinson

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9781861344458

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861344458.001.0001

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Competitiveness as cohesion: social capital and the knowledge economy

Competitiveness as cohesion: social capital and the knowledge economy

(p.152) (p.153) Nine Competitiveness as cohesion: social capital and the knowledge economy
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Philip Cooke

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This chapter discusses the meaning of place competitiveness and evaluates the extent to which social capital in areas and between firms can be exploited to encourage increased competitiveness. This work is an initial attempt to measure economic competitiveness within the regions and localities of Great Britain in a manner that will, in the future, be repeatable and replicable. The findings reveal that economic and societal inequalities, divisions, and segmentation are a highly negative feature of Britain's current make-up and that they are increasingly becoming geographically polarised as the most competitive firms and industries limit their activities to a relatively small number of localities.

Keywords:   place competitiveness, social capital, firms, economic competitiveness, Great Britain, economic equalities, social inequalities

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