Capacity Building and Leadership for Regional Economic Development

  • Robert J. Stimson
  • Roger R. Stough
  • Brian H. Roberts
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)


Recent developments in economic growth theory (Romer 1986; Nelson and Winters 1982; and Krugman 1990) and subsequent research have made it increasingly clear that local development effort is a very important part of regional economic development (Stough 1998). Unlike in earlier times, when comparative advantage and factor cost differentials were viewed as the determinants of regional economic development, today a diversity of institutional capacity factors, including leadership, are viewed as important determining agents.


Social Capital Capacity Building Metropolitan Region Strategic Alliance Intelligent Transportation System 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert J. Stimson
    • 1
  • Roger R. Stough
    • 2
  • Brian H. Roberts
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Research into Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures, School of Geography, Planning and ArchitectureThe University of QueenslandSt. LuciaAustralia
  2. 2.School of Public PolicyGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA
  3. 3.Center for Developing CitiesUniversity of CanberraCanberraAustralia

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