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American Economic Journal : Microeconomics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 83)
Contabilidad y Negocios     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Entrepreneurship Education     Hybrid Journal  
Entrepreneurship Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Family Business Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Handbook of Population and Family Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Entrepreneurship     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Entrepreneurship Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Family and Economic Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Family Business Strategy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Management Analytics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
KCA Journal of Business Management     Open Access  
Local Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Professions and Professionalism     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Review of Economic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 201)
Small Business Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Small Enterprise Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Small Group Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Universal Journal of Industrial and Business Management     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Local Economy
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.407
Citation Impact (citeScore): 1
Number of Followers: 9  
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
ISSN (Print) 0269-0942 - ISSN (Online) 1470-9325
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  • Ruta N, an island of innovation in Medellín’s downtown
    • Authors: Lehyton Arenas, Miguel Atienza, José Francisco Vergara Perucich
      Pages: 419 - 439
      Abstract: Local Economy, Volume 35, Issue 5, Page 419-439, August 2020.
      This article discusses the contribution of innovation centres in nearby neighbourhoods based on primary data. This paper involves the study of the case of Ruta N in Medellín to expose the relationship between a consolidated neighbourhood and new innovation facilities. Ruta N was founded after the implementation of a city-level policy for innovation intended to secure the economic growth of a former deprived area of the city. This innovation attracted local and international creative entrepreneurs to Medellín’s downtown but with inconsistent results. The analysis revealed that Ruta N rarely interacts with the nearby neighbourhood, thus restricting its potential to contribute to the community. Instead, it is perceived that Ruta N takes advantage of the neighbourhood to meet the needs of Ruta N users, not the other way around. As a result, community members argue that Ruta N could promote potential conflicts in the area.
      Citation: Local Economy
      PubDate: 2020-10-28T01:48:20Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0269094220961054
      Issue No: Vol. 35, No. 5 (2020)
  • Unequal futures of rural mobility: Challenges for a “Smart
    • Authors: Gary Bosworth, Liz Price, Martin Collison, Charles Fox
      Abstract: Local Economy, Ahead of Print.
      Current transport strategy in the UK is strongly urban-focused, with assumptions that technological advances in mobility will simply trickle down into rural areas. This article challenges such a view and instead draws on rural development thinking aligned to a “Smart Countryside” which emphasises the need for place-based approaches. Survey and interview methods are employed to develop a framework of rural needs associated with older people, younger people and businesses. This framework is employed to assess a range of mobility innovations that could most effectively address these needs in different rural contexts. In presenting visions of future rural mobility, the article also identifies key infrastructure as well as institutional and financial changes that are required to facilitate the roll-out of new technologies across rural areas.
      Citation: Local Economy
      PubDate: 2020-11-02T06:38:06Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0269094220968231
  • Capital ownership, innovation and regional development policy in the
           economic periphery: An energy industry case
    • Authors: Calvin Jones, Max Munday
      Abstract: Local Economy, Ahead of Print.
      This paper examines how far patterns of external ownership affect benefits from industry geographical proximity. The case explores investments in energy and electricity supply in Wales. Geographically related benefits are examined through a Smart Specialisation lens, in the areas of innovation; firm-to-firm interaction; the labour market and public sector intervention. We find evidence that the ownership model or ‘home location’ of key firms is an important factor driving local economic benefits, and explore related policy implications. The case shows that the location of ownership is a key factor in firm innovative behaviour, and that the scale and nature of any benefits from industry geographical proximity will be dependent on where key decision centres lay. In spite of Wales’ comparative advantage in energy, the paper reveals no dynamic ‘melt’ of interactive and engaged firms and labour, but a functionally narrow, low value economic landscape. This leads to a request for more focus on the ownership and contextual factors that may drive the benefits of industrial proximity for places.
      Citation: Local Economy
      PubDate: 2020-11-02T06:38:05Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0269094220968048
  • Legitimacy of uncertain policy work: Exploring values in local economic
           development projects
    • Authors: Albin Olausson
      First page: 440
      Abstract: Local Economy, Ahead of Print.
      This article takes the standpoint that, due to high levels of uncertainty, local economic development work suffers from both input- and output-based legitimacy. Nevertheless, local governments are active development agents and try to come up with economic development initiatives. In order to better understand the legitimate basis for uncertain economic development work, this article offers an unconventional analysis of economic development projects. Drawing on scholars of organization theory, legitimacy is defined as congruence in values between the studied projects and the stakeholders in the surrounding environment. The article examines what kinds of values pervade local governments’ economic development projects. The empirical material is based on thick interview and observation data derived from a study of eight local development projects in Sweden. The results show that values of professionalization and deliberation pervade the analysed projects. Taking the two sets of values together, the results indicate that local government administration seeks to legitimize its economic development work as being based on professional directed processes of public deliberation. Both these sets of values challenge the local representative democratic system of government as the prime source of the legitimacy of local governments’ interventions.
      Citation: Local Economy
      PubDate: 2020-09-03T05:02:37Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0269094220953199
  • Keeping profits at home: A study of firm ownership and the geographical
           concentration of capital gains in the United States
    • Authors: Mark S Mygrant
      First page: 460
      Abstract: Local Economy, Ahead of Print.
      Approximately 39% of American wealth exists in the form of private ownership in firms. Surprisingly, the existing economic geography literature offers us little insight into where the owners of this vast wealth reside relative to the firms they own, nor of the potentially important economic implications of this unknown geographical proximity. This comparative case study utilizes a unique dataset to examine three mid-size American manufacturing firms with varied ownership structures. It finds that the employee-owned firm and family-owned firm concentrate firm-created wealth in local communities to a greater degree than the publicly traded firm. Building on this empirical evidence, the paper then uses both Endogenous and Keynesian growth theory to argue that this concentration can feasibly lead to local economic growth through subsequent local reinvestment of that wealth. This theoretical insight is important because it offers a new perspective on the multifaceted debate concerning which firms should receive incentives from local policymakers. Results imply that public policy requiring local ownership as a condition of incentives is in the long-term economic interest of local residents. This pilot work contributes to the existing academic literature by justifying subsequent studies on the economic geography of firm ownership and by establishing methodological precedent on the subject.
      Citation: Local Economy
      PubDate: 2020-06-04T04:43:20Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0269094220927337
  • A manifesto for researching entrepreneurial ecosystems
    • Authors: Ben Spigel, Fumi Kitigawa, Colin Mason
      First page: 482
      Abstract: Local Economy, Ahead of Print.
      Entrepreneurial ecosystems are the focus of government economic policies around the world for their potential to generate entrepreneur-led economic development. The paper identifies key research questions and challenges to building effective public policy: (i) the limitations of existing data sources, (ii) the need to balance findings from quantitative and qualitative studies, (iii) the danger that entrepreneurial ecosystems will be just a policy fad, (iv) the narrow focus of policy and research on high tech firms and scale-ups, and (v) the need to balance research approaches between simplified models and a complex systems approach. There is a need for a better understanding of the diversity of policy contexts (level of government, country context) and model of ecosystem governance. A more granulated understanding of ecosystem thinking is required, with greater consideration of the diversity of actors and the institutional context, with more attention given to the heterogeneous nature of places and complex interactions between actors and networks. Looking to the future, the potential of new data sources and methodologies is identified. Future research should give greater consideration to the institutional context to understand how policy can better support entrepreneurial activity and the extent to which specific policies can be replicated elsewhere.
      Citation: Local Economy
      PubDate: 2020-10-06T06:27:57Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0269094220959052
  • Integrating Industry 4.0 plans into regional innovation strategies
    • Authors: Dominique Lepore, Francesca Spigarelli
      First page: 496
      Abstract: Local Economy, Ahead of Print.
      The article aims to shed light on why and how Smart Specialization Strategies in European countries can promote the development of Industry 4.0 actions in the next programming period 2021–2027. Smart Specialization Strategies could hold a strategic function in the adoption of Industry 4.0 by supporting technological innovation based on the potential of each territory. An integration of Smart Specialization Strategies and Industry 4.0 could be achieved by leveraging on the common collaborative approaches of the two policies, which call for the involvement of multiple stakeholders in their definition and implementation, as national and regional institutions, academia, firms and user. In order to identify enablers that can favour the integration of the two policies, empirical evidence is retrieved from selected technical reports, events and news press from the Smart Specialization platform. Based on the findings, future directions for guiding the revision of the Smart Specialization Strategies towards effectively embedding Industry 4.0 are presented.
      Citation: Local Economy
      PubDate: 2020-07-09T06:12:55Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0269094220937452
  • Optimising management information systems for Local Economic Development
           practice in KwaZulu-Natal
    • Authors: Priscilla X Majola
      First page: 511
      Abstract: Local Economy, Ahead of Print.
      Local Economic Development is at the epicentre of South Africa’s growth, and government is emphasising its implementation in policies, strategies and developmental goals of the country. Therefore, different government institutions, private sector entities, civil society organisations and even communities have been tasked with the implementation of Local Economic Development in their local areas. However, in reviewing the implementation processes, there is evidence of a lack of information sharing amongst all respective stakeholders as well as information quality constraints relating to relevant, accurate and up-to-date information regarding Local Economic Development implementation. The research in this paper undertook an exploratory approach aimed at identifying and establishing how a management information system can be customised to be used by all relevant Local Economic Development stakeholders within the province of KwaZulu-Natal and a framework was produced. A qualitative design was utilised through conducting 16 in-depth interviews with Local Economic Development managers from three government departments and district municipalities and one metropolitan municipality in KwaZulu-Natal and two development agencies. The overall findings of the paper revealed that there is currently no integrated management information system in place for Local Economic Development stakeholders to create, store and share critical information required for effective and efficient economic development practice. Results imply that such information sharing could, in turn, enhance Local Economic Development implementation in various ways if designed according to the needs of the users. Recommendations include each stakeholder to address internal-oriented data-management techniques for information management strategy or culture.
      Citation: Local Economy
      PubDate: 2020-07-03T05:58:05Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0269094220936216
  • The value chain and activities of polyethylene terephthalate plastics in
           the South African waste economy
    • Authors: Marlin Hoffman, Catherina Schenck
      First page: 523
      Abstract: Local Economy, Ahead of Print.
      IntroductionValue chains in their entirety, within the South African context, have not been the focus of much research thus far. A plethora of research has been done on the various actors within the value chain, but the rest of the value chain has not been identified and depicted. Failing to understand and describe the entire value chain of polyethylene terephthalate plastics has led to many unanswered questions and misunderstood impacts on the plastics waste economy.PurposeThe purpose of the study was to document and depict the value chain and its activities within the polyethylene terephthalate waste economy in South Africa, which, according to the available literature, has not been done before. The documentation of the value chain and its activities will assist in identifying the possibilities of job creation within the waste economy, which could impact the diversion of waste from the landfill.MethodA qualitative research approach with an exploratory research design was followed, and the data collection was done by means of a workshop. The participants in the workshop included captains of industry, entrepreneurs, academics, government, environmental groups and environmental non-governmental organizations. The workshop was recorded audio-visually, and concepts and discussions were documented for this purpose. All information was transcribed and documented in a final document.ResultsThe value chain and its activities were documented.ConclusionThe information collected is a starting point for more research within the waste economy, as the process will be followed with other waste streams. Job creation gaps have been identified and further research has started creating a better understanding of the value chain, which will influence policy.
      Citation: Local Economy
      PubDate: 2020-06-17T12:01:00Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0269094220931697
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