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Local economic development

(with Doug Hindson:) The Local Business Environment and Local Economic Development: Comparing Approaches. mesopartner Working Paper 11 / 2007 (PDF, 664 KB)

Designing a Regional Development Agency: Options and Choices. mesopartner Working Paper 10 /2007 (PDF, 321 KB)

(with Shawn Cunningham): Planning or doing Local Economic Development? Problems with the orthodox approach to LED. In: African Insight, Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 4-14. (PDF, 408 KB)

(with Paolo Giordano and Francesco Lanzafame): Regional Integration and Territorial Development in Latin America. In: idem, Asymmetries in Regional Integration and Local Development. Washington: Inter-American Development Bank, 2005. (PDF, 216 KB)

(with Frank Wältring): Stimulating Participatory, Pragmatic Local Economic Development in South East Europe: Experiences with PACA. Paper prepared for OECD Conference in Trento, June 2005 (PDF, 170 KB)

Lokale Wirtschaftsförderung in Entwicklungs- und Transformationsländern: Vom Wissens- und Methodentransfer zum strukturierten Lernen. In: Brita Widmaier (Hrsg.), Wirtschaftsförderung heute, 2005 (PDF, 170 KB)

Governance and Territorial Development: Policy, Politics and Polity in Local Economic Development. mesopartner working paper, 7 - 2004 (PDF, 90 KB)
Deutsche Version:
Lokale und regionale Wirtschaftsförderung: Change Management, Governance und Politik. Draft Paper (PDF, 72 KB)

Regional Value Chain Initiatives: An Opportunity for the Application of the PACA-Approach. mesopartner working paper, 6 - 2004 (PDF, 772 KB)

The Hexagon of Local Economic Development and LED in South Africa. mesopartner working paper, 5 (PDF, 3.3 MB!)

Why is Local Economic Development so difficult, and what can we do to make it more effective? mesopartner working paper, 4 (PDF, 160 KB)

Governance - die vernachlässigte Kategorie in der lokalen Wirtschaftsförderung (mimeo) (PDF, 98 KB)

Participatory Appraisal of Competitive Advantage (PACA): Launching Local Economic Development Initiatives. mesopartner working paper, 1 (PDF, 101 KB)

Paradoxes and Ironies of Locational Policy in the New Global Economy. To be published in Hubert Schmitz (ed.), Local Enterprises in the Global Economy: Issues of Governance and Upgrading (PDF, 228 KB)

Obstacles to cooperation in clusters, and how to overcome them. Developing Alternatives, Vol. 9, No. 1 (PDF, 200 kb)

(with Grant McKenzie and Wulf Noll:) Cluster Development in NRW and Scotland. (PDF, 184 KB).

Current Challenges for Local Economic Development in South Africa: Experience from Mpumalanga. Draft paper (PDF, 50 KB)

KMU-Förderung und lokale Standortpolitik: Schnittmengen und Komplementaritäten. Draft Paper (PDF)

Strategien und Instrumente lokaler Wirtschafts- und Beschäftigungsförderung zur Schaffung von Einkommen und Beschäftigung fr arme Bevölkerungsgruppen: Land und Stadt, Cluster und Sozialkapital. Eschborn: GTZ (PDF-file, 208 kb)

Meso-Laboratorium Nordrhein-Westfalen. Beobachtungen zur Struktur- und Standortpolitik in einer altindustriellen Region. Duisburg, INEF-Report 47 (PDF-Download)

(with Dirk Messner:) Governance and Networks. Tools to Study the Dynamics of Clusters and Global Value Chains. Paper prepared for the IDS/INEF Project "The Impact of Global and Local Governance on Industrial Upgrading" (PDF)

Clusterförderung als Element lokaler und regionaler Standortpolitik: Optionen, Hindernisse und Grenzen - Perspektiven fr NRW. Entwurf eines INEF-Reports. (PDF-Download)

Estratégias de desenvolvimento local e regional: Clusters, política de localização e competitividade sistêmica. ILDES / Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, São Paulo (PDF-file).

(with Tilman Altenburg:) How to Promote Clusters: Policy Experiences from Latin America. World Development, Vol. 27, No. 9, pp. 1693-1713 (PDF-File,166 kb)

Strategien lokaler/regionaler Entwicklung: Cluster, Standortpolitik und systemische Wettbewerbsfähigkeit, in: Nord-Süd aktuell, 3/1999 (PDF-file, 120 kb)

Lokale und regionale Standortpolitik - Konzepte und Instrumente jenseits von Industriepolitik und traditioneller Wirtschaftsförderung. INEF Report, Duisburg (PDF-file, 200 kb)

What can Business Associations do to stimulate Local and Regional Economic Development? Experience from Santa Catarina, Brazil. Paper prepared for International Institute for Labour Studies / ILO Caribbean Office Regional Workshop Decent Work and Global Competition: New Roles for Enterprises and their Organizations, Port of Spain, 20 - 22 October 1999 (PDF-file, 95 kb)

From Industrial Policy to Regional and Local Locational Policy: Experience from Santa Catarina/Brazil, in: Bulletin of Latin American Research, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 451-468 (PDF-file, 141 kb)

Tomaten, Erdbeeren, Milch und Paläonthologie. Projeto Marketing Municipal -- Fallstudie Mafra: Wirtschaftsförderung in einer landwirtschaftlich geprägten Region in Santa Catarina / Brasilien, in: Nord-Süd aktuell, 3/1999 (PDF-Datei). (Also available in Portuguese and Spanish)

(with Peter Knorringa:) New Dimensions in Local Enterprise Co-operation and Development: From Clusters to Industrial Districts. Contribution to ATAS Bulletin XI, "New approaches to science and technology co-operation and capacity building", published by UNCTAD, Geneva (PDF-file, 290 kb)

Das langsame Bohren dicker Bretter. Aktivitäten der Stadtverwaltung von Rio de Janeiro zur Wirtschafts- und Beschäftigungsförderung, insbesondere im informellen Sektor. Mimeo

Path dependence in regional development: persistence and change in three industrial clusters in Santa Catarina, Brazil. In: World Development, Vol. 26, 1998, No. 8, pp. 1495-1511 (PDF-file, 1.4 mb)

¿Qué es promoción económica? Mimeo (PDF)

Clustering, Systemic Competitiveness and Commodity Chains: How Firms, Business Associations and Government in Santa Catarina / Brazil Respond to Globalization. Paper Prepared for International Workshop "Global Production and Local Jobs: New Perspectives on Enterprise Networks, Employment and Local Development Policy", International Institute for Labour Studies, Geneva, 09-10 March 1998 (PDF-File, 670 kb)

Avoiding Collective Efficiency. Growth and Crisis in the Furniture Cluster in So Bento do Sul (Santa Catarina, Brazil). Mimeo

Systemische Wettbewerbsfähigkeit und Standort- und Industriepolitik: Ansatzpunkte fr die Technische Zusammenarbeit mit Brasilien. Berlin: Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (Berichte und Gutachten 3/1997) (PDF-File(446 Kb))