The practice and conceptualisation of local governance and economic development has evolved in recent decades and is increasingly becoming more informed by institutional theories. This introduction illustrates how Professor A.H.J. (Bert) Helmsing has been a pioneer in the process and presents the chapters, written by his colleagues and former students, in this collection.
KeywordsCorporate Social Responsibility Civil Society Organisation Local Economic Development Local Governance Meso Level
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