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The Strategic Management of Place at Work

Why, What, How and Where

  • Includes in-depth analysis of cities and regions from New York City to Capetown to Shanghai

  • Offers latest research insights for practice and policy of strategic management of places

  • Assists policymakers and place strategists with tools and best-practices

Part of the book series: Future of Business and Finance (FBF)

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Table of contents (21 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Strategic Management of Places: Applying a Framework to Analyze Local Economies

    • David B. Audretsch, Erik E. Lehmann, Jonah M. Otto, Laurenz Weiße, Katharine Wirsching
    Pages 1-36
  3. Strategic Management of Places and Economic Development

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 37-37
    2. Economic Development in an Autonomous Region Within a State

      • Sarah Bömicke, Rawan Khalil, Dina Mertens, Madison Stewart, Laurenz Weiße
      Pages 39-58
    3. An Analysis for Strategic Locational Management: The Case of Lombardy

      • Alice Civera, Ian Campbell Gillies, Tadevos Hovhannisyan, Davide Magistrelli, Giacomo Vedovati
      Pages 59-78
    4. The Economic Performance of Las Vegas: Shaping Culture and Identity Through Economic Policy

      • Alice Civera, Kaci Craig, Natalie Erdhofer, Erin Larkin, Konstantin P. Leidinger, Alexandra Reichert
      Pages 79-97
    5. Strategic Management of Places: The Case of Singapore

      • Alice Civera, Richard Feldkirchner, Massimo Galvagni Benini, Aharon Gentili
      Pages 99-117
  4. Employment, Labor Force and Equality

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 119-119
    2. Regional Differences in Unemployment: The German Case

      • Caitlin Helmus, Maira Huizar, David Strobel, Bastian Grossmann, Katharine Wirsching
      Pages 121-136
    3. Analyzing Youth Unemployment and Brain Drain in Southern Italy

      • Alexandra Abler, Alice Ebert, Haley Drewes, Eneida Hoxha, Jonah M. Otto
      Pages 137-158
    4. Skilled Labor Shortages: The Bavarian Case

      • Aline Elz, Niklas Hübner, Konstantin P. Leidinger, Rediana Mema, Shelby Meredith
      Pages 159-173
    5. The Gender Pay Gap in France

      • Cassidy Caudill, Alice Farruggia, Laura Sonnenholzner, Simon Stobbe, Katharine Wirsching
      Pages 175-193
    6. Population Decline: Detroit’s Exodus

      • Morgan Carter, Niamh Dillon, Felix Gutsche, Konstantin P. Leidinger, Jan-Niklas Otte, Sara Signorelli
      Pages 195-210
    7. The Impact of Hosting the World Cup on the Economic Performance and Labor Conditions of Qatar

      • Irene Bonapace, Mengfan Chen, Paul Dennerlohr, Stephanie Nikolaus-Kiss, Jonah M. Otto, Yifan Wang
      Pages 211-225
  5. Environmental Challenges, Economic Development and the Region

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 227-227
    2. The Norwegian Paradox: Analyzing Overdependence on Oil Exports

      • Serena Bertozzi, Julia Camara, Hanna Goßner, Jonah M. Otto, Melanie Zott
      Pages 229-246
    3. Fracking in Texas: Effects on Economic Development and Future Outlook

      • Molly Brodzeller, Konstantin P. Leidinger, Korbinian Lorenz, Francesca Cotti Piccinelli, David Reber
      Pages 247-263
    4. The Economic Impact of Air Pollution in Beijing

      • Miranda Anuszkiewicz, Truong Bao Ngoc Tran, Alessandro de Andrade Lausch, Michael Samet Jung, Jonah M. Otto, Natalia Rodriguez
      Pages 265-282
    5. The Intersection of Environmental Policy, Public Health, & Economic Performance in Shanghai

      • Julia Bauer, Jordan Davis, Camilla Donatello, Jonah M. Otto
      Pages 283-300
  6. Strategic Challenges and Outlook for Places

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 301-301

About this book

Global economic forces underpin political and social issues and have real impacts on the quality of life in local communities, cities, states and regions. In the face of potential volatility, leaders in every ‘place’ concern themselves with how they can ensure local economic resiliency for present and future generations. This book argues for the strategic management of places through intentional public policy that brings together stakeholders from the public, private and nonprofit sectors to create an inclusive and sustainable economic path forward. While many economists and political scientists have proposed one-size-fits-all approaches, this book puts forward a more holistic approach, giving local leaders and policymakers the tools to take inventory of their local contexts and providing case study examples of how to craft public policies that create prosperous and sustainable economic conditions.


Editors and Affiliations

  • O’Neill School of Public & Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA

    David B. Audretsch

  • Department of Management, Information and Production Engineering, University of Bergamo, Dalmine (BG), Italy

    Alice Civera

  • Chair of Management and Organization, University of Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany

    Erik E. Lehmann, Konstantin P. Leidinger, Jonah M. Otto, Laurenz Weiße, Katharine Wirsching

About the editors

David B. Audretsch is a professor and Ameritech Chair of Economic Development and director of the Institute for Development Strategies at Indiana University (USA). He is editor-in-chief of the Small Business Economics Journal and advises private/nonprofit organizations and institutes, including the World Bank, OECD, EU, UN, and the American Center for Entrepreneurship.

Alice Civera is an assistant professor at the Department of Management Information and Production Engineering at the University of Bergamo (Italy) and visiting researcher at the Chair of Management & Organization at the University of Augsburg (Germany). Her main research interests include the comparison of higher education systems, public policy, and academic entrepreneurship.

Erik E. Lehmann is a professor at the University of Augsburg (Germany) and leads the Chair of Management and Organization. He also holds visiting posts at Indiana University (USA) and the University of Bergamo (Italy). He is the associate editor of the Small Business Economics Journal. He researches linkages between entrepreneurship, higher education, and corporate governance.

Konstantin P. Leidinger is a research and teaching fellow with the Chair of Management and Organization at the University of Augsburg (Germany), where he also works on an entrepreneurial project targeting students and scientific staff. His research interests include entrepreneurial narratives, impact entrepreneurship, and startup foundation.

Jonah M. Otto is a research and teaching fellow with the Chair of Management & Organization at the University of Augsburg (Germany), where he also manages international programs and partnerships. His research interests include the internationalization of higher education, international relations, public policy, and economic development.

Laurenz Weiße is a research and teaching fellow with the Chair of Management and Organization at the University of Augsburg (Germany) and Coordinator of the Global Business Management master degree program. His research interests include entrepreneurship and organizational studies, particularly in the field of corporate governance in religious organizations.

Katharine Wirsching is an assistant professor at the Chair of Management and Organization at the University of Augsburg (Germany) and a senior research fellow at the Institute for Development Strategies at Indiana University (USA). She researches entrepreneurial ecosystems, governance and innovation in family firms, female/immigrant entrepreneurship, and public policy.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Strategic Management of Place at Work

  • Book Subtitle: Why, What, How and Where

  • Editors: David B. Audretsch, Alice Civera, Erik E. Lehmann, Konstantin P. Leidinger, Jonah M. Otto, Laurenz Weiße, Katharine Wirsching

  • Series Title: Future of Business and Finance

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-29463-1

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Business and Management, Business and Management (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-29462-4Published: 25 June 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-29463-1Published: 24 June 2023

  • Series ISSN: 2662-2467

  • Series E-ISSN: 2662-2475

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 411

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Business Strategy/Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Regional/Spatial Science

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