European Cities in Dynamic Competition

Theory and Case Studies on Urban Governance, Strategy, Cooperation and Competitiveness

  • Horst Albach
  • Heribert Meffert
  • Andreas Pinkwart
  • Ralf Reichwald
  • Łukasz Świątczak

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Horst Albach, Andreas Pinkwart
    Pages 1-5
  3. European Cities in Global Competition

  4. City Management and Direct Democracy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Tanja Korzer, Beate Ginzel, Nadja Riedel
      Pages 73-91
  5. Success Factors in Global Competition Among Cities

  6. Complementarity Between Region and City

  7. Cost Efficiency in City Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Dominik Kress, Sebastian Meiswinkel, Jenny Nossack, Erwin Pesch
      Pages 215-229

About this book


World population and the number of city dwellers are steadily growing. Globalization and digitalization lead to an increased competition for skilled and creative labor and other economic resources. This is true not only for firms, but increasingly also for cities.  The book elaborates on resulting challenges and opportunities for urban management from the European perspective, and discusses theories, methods and tools from business economics to cope with them.

Contributions in this volume come from scholars and practitioners of economics, business administration and urban management, and cover aspects ranging from urban dynamics to city marketing. They draw on experiences from several European cities and regions, and discuss strategies to improve city performance including Open Government, Smart City, cooperation and innovation.

The book project was initiated and carried out by the Center for Advanced Studies in Management (CASiM), the interdisciplinary research center of HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management. It is addressed to scholars and managers in Europe and beyond, who will benefit from the scientific rigor and useful practical insights of the book. 


Urban management Urban economics Urbanism Regional science Competition Innovation Globalization Development Sustainability Governance Cities Megacities City marketing

Editors and affiliations

  • Horst Albach
    • 1
  • Heribert Meffert
    • 2
  • Andreas Pinkwart
    • 3
  • Ralf Reichwald
    • 4
  • Łukasz Świątczak
    • 5
  1. 1.Center for Advanced Studies in Management (CASiM)HHL Leipzig Graduate School of ManagementLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Center for Advanced Studies in Management (CASiM)HHL Leipzig Graduate School of ManagementLeipzigGermany
  3. 3.Stiftungsfonds Deutsche Bank, Chair of Innovation Management and EntrepreneurshipHHL Leipzig Graduate School of ManagementLeipzigGermany
  4. 4.Center for Leading Innovation and Cooperation (CLIC)HHL Leipzig Graduate School of ManagementLeipzigGermany
  5. 5.Center for Advanced Studies in Management (CASiM)HHL Leipzig Graduate School of ManagementLeipzigGermany

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