Governance and the Entrepreneurial; Economy: A Comparative Analysis of Three Regions

Parker, Rachel L. (2008) Governance and the Entrepreneurial; Economy: A Comparative Analysis of Three Regions. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 32(5), p. 833.

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The increasing number of regional concentrations of entrepreneurial activities and the shift of government–business relations to regional contexts have rendered regional governance arrangements of increasing importance. Drawing on the extensive literature on comparative models of national economic governance, this paper identifies three regional governance models: partnership, state–institutional coordination, and fragmentation. The three models are explored in the context of the entrepreneurial economy in three regions. The paper finds that regional governance arrangements differ from national varieties in the partnership and in the state–institutional models but not in the fragmented model. The difference is shown to involve the types of actors participating in governance arrangements and the types of economic activities promoted by the political–institutional context.

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ID Code: 15591
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Governance, Government, Business Relations, Regions
DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6520.2008.00258.x
ISSN: 1042-2587
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Public Policy (160510)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business and Management not elsewhere classified (150399)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Blackwell Publishing
Deposited On: 13 Nov 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:43

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