Promoting : Programs for and challenges of the knowledge-based small business

Imukaka, Joan K., Bajracharya, Bhishna, Too, Linda, & Hearn, Gregory N. (2012) Promoting : Programs for and challenges of the knowledge-based small business. In Yigitcanlar, Tan, Metaxiotis, Kostas, & Carrillo, Francisco Javier (Eds.) Building Prosperous Knowledge Cities : Policies, Plans and Metrics. Edward Elgar Publishing, United Kingdom, pp. 228-240.

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This unique book reveals the procedural aspects of knowledge-based urban planning, development and assessment. Concentrating on major knowledge city building processes, and providing state-of-the-art experiences and perspectives, this important compendium explores innovative models, approaches and lessons learnt from a number of key case studies across the world.

Many cities worldwide, in order to brand themselves as knowledge cities, have undergone major transformations in the 21st century. This book provides a thorough understanding of these transformations and the key issues in building prosperous knowledge cities by focusing particularly on the policy-making, planning process and performance assessment aspects. The contributors reveal theoretical and conceptual foundations of knowledge cities and their development approach of knowledge-based urban development. They present best-practice examples from a number of key case studies across the globe.

This important book provides readers with a thorough understanding of the key issues in planning and developing prosperous knowledge cities of the knowledge economy era, which will prove invaluable to national, state/regional and city governments’ planning and development departments. Academics, postgraduate and undergraduate students of regional and urban studies will also find this path-breaking book an intriguing read.


Competing: Important Stimuli for Knowledge Cities to Become Prosperous
Peter Franz

Introducing: Knowledge-based Development of Prosperous Knowledge Cities
Tan Yigitcanlar, Kostas Metaxiotis and Francisco Javier Carrillo

1. Innovating: Creativity, Innovation and the Role of Cities in the Globalizing Knowledge Economy
Björn T. Asheim

2. Creating: The Creative-class Based Knowledge City Models of Denmark
Mark Lorenzen, Kristina Vaarst Andersen and Stine Laursen

3. Organizing: Spontaneously Developed Urban Technology Precincts
Gülnur Çevikayak and Koray Velibeyoglu

4. Globalizing: What Makes Australian Information Technology Industry Companies Go Global?
Glen Searle and Kevin O’Connor

5. Attracting: The Coffeeless Urban Café and the Attraction of Urban Space
Kirsten Martinus

6. Researching: Key Factors for the Success of Knowledge Cities in Germany
Stefanie Wesselmann, Clas Meyer and Rainer Lisowski

7. Participating: Knowledge Citizens’ Competences and Knowledge City Transformation
Octavio González, Rodolfo Wilhelmy, Santiago Cavazos and América Martínez

8. Piloting: Knowledge-based Development Policy and Practice in Building a Vibrant Ecosystem
Cathy Garner and Anne Dornan

9. Formulating: An Integrated Strategy for the Development of Knowledge Cities
Kostas Metaxiotis and Kostas Ergazakis

10. Designing: Combining Design and High-tech Industries in the Knowledge City of Eindhoven
Ana María Fernández-Maldonado

11. Clustering: Concentration of the Knowledge-based Economy in Sydney
Richard Hu

12. Connecting: Community Supported Universities for Knowledge City Transformation
Ana Cristina Fachinelli and Janaína Macke

13. Promoting: Programs for and Challenges of the Knowledge-based Small Business
Joan K. Imukuka, Bhishna Bajracharya, Linda Too and Greg Hearn

14. Enterprising: Academics, Knowledge Capital and Towards PASCAL Universities
James A. Powell

15. Transforming: Turning Knowledge Cities into a Knowledge Region
Caren Heidemann, Klaus R. Kunzmann and Klaus Wermker

16. Commuting: The Geography of Melbourne’s Knowledge Economy
Kevin Johnson

17. Measuring: Knowledge-based Development Metrics, Evolution and Perspectives
Francisco Javier Carrillo and Ricardo Emmanuel Flores

18. Comparing: Knowledge-based Urban Development of Vancouver, Melbourne, Manchester and Boston
Tan Yigitcanlar

19. Benchmarking: Knowledge-based Development Metrics through the MAKCi Exercise
Alicia Leal and Blanca C. Garcia

Concluding: Directions for Building Prosperous Knowledge Cities
Joris van Wezemael


ISBN: 9780857936035
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Edward Elgar
Deposited On: 21 May 2013 22:58
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