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Traditional Entrepreneur Networks and Regional Resilience

Abstract The jobless recovery of the Great Recession has led policymakers and citizens alike to ask what can be done to better protect regions from the cascading effects of an economic downturn. Economic growth strategies that aim to redevelop a waterfront for tourism or attract high growth companies to the area, for example, have left regions vulnerable by consolidating resources in just a few industry sectors or parts of town. A promising answer that coincided with growing interest in regional innovation policy has been to promote entrepreneurship for bottom-up, individual-led regional development. However, these policies have also failed to maximize the potential for bottom-up development by focusing on high skill entrepreneurs and high tech indu... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Auer, Jennifer (Author) / Chapman, Jeffrey (Advisor) / Johnston, Erik (Committee member) / Jurik, Nancy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Public policy / Economics / Sociology / Entrepreneurship / Industry clusters / Neighborhoods / Urban development
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 203 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Public Administration 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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