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Developing locally: An international comparison of local and regional economic development

Andrew Beer, Graham Haughton, and Alaric Maude


Throughout the developed world, governments have invested substantial sums in local and regional economic development. Many have spent heavily on local-development agencies and strategies to bolster competitiveness within world markets. What has been the impact of these actions? How effective are the strategies and processes employed by development agencies? How well funded are development efforts in one nation compared to another, and how are their objectives defined? This book addresses these questions. It explores the impact and functioning of economic-development agencies; contributes to t ... More

Keywords: local economic development, regional economic development, local-development agencies, world markets, competitiveness, strategies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9781861345462
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861345462.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Beer, editor

Graham Haughton, editor

Alaric Maude, editor