Why is local economic development so difficult, and what can we do to make it more effective?

Abstract: The lack of success of local economic development is analysed. The main reasons are inherent reasons such as (a) a top-down approach; (b) unclear concepts; (c) reasons linked to globalization. Alternative approaches to make LED work are suggested.

Author(s): Meyer-Stamer, Jörg

Source(s): , Mesopartner working paper; 04/2003 41 p., ill., tabs Mesopartner working paper 04/2003

Published: 2003 Mesopartner, Duisburg (English

ISBN/ISSN: /1613-298X

Link: http://www.mesopartner.com/uploads/media/mp-wp4_LED-difficult.pdf

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