Bridging the Functional and Territorial Views on Regional Entrepreneurship and development

img_fr_2008_6In present digital times the focus is on globalization and its dynamics. However, in spite of being dominated by technology the world still happens to be populated with human beings leading a localized everyday life. This contrast should challenge every researcher who is concerned with business and societal development.

In this book Swedish researchers reflect upon entrepreneurship as a possible mediator between local and global, economic and social concerns. Using as a point of departure the tensions between a functional and footloose rationale and a territorial rationale tied to place, the authors provide different aspects on regional development. A shared concern is the importance of recognizing the many appearances of entrepreneurship as something beyond being an innovative force in the market.

The book presents different strategies and tactics for pursuing local economic development and reveals illusions associated with public support programmes and with measuring the (local) business climate. Its conclusive message is that only by bridging the functional and territorial views will it be possible to enhance living in local places as well as in our shared world.

Bengt Johannisson is professor in Entrepreneurship at the universities in Växjö and Jönköping and publishes frequently on entrepreneurship in general and on its spatial dimension in particular. 1998-2007 he was the editor of Entrepreneurship & Regional Development.

Åsa Lindholm Dahlstrand is professor in Business Administration, specializing in
Entrepreneurship, at Halmstad University, Sweden. She is also Visiting Professor at
Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden. At Chalmers, she is Director of the
research centre RIDE ‘R&D, Innovation and Dynamics of Economies’.

Bengt Johannisson & Åsa Lindholm Dahlstrand (red)
FSF 2008:6
ISBN:91-89301-27-7
Sid: 175
Språk: Engelska
Pris: 225 SEK + moms


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