Concept #9: Competition and competitiveness September 13, 2008

Shawn and Jorg discuss why some people are uncomfortable with the notion of competition, what the upside and downside of competition is, and how ... more

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Concept #8: Change management August 15, 2008

Jorg Meyer-Stamer and Grant McKenzie discuss what lessons Change Management has to offer for territorial development.  more

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Concept #7: Systemic competitiveness July 25, 2008

Shawn Cunningham and Jorg Meyer-Stamer discuss the origin and main messages of the concept of Systemic Competitiveness, an approach that helps ... more

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Concept #6: Market failure June 07, 2008

Shawn Cunningham and Jorg Meyer-Stamer discuss the issue of market failure: What is it? How can you address it? And how does it relate to other modes of organising economic transactions? more

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Concept #5: One stop shops March 01, 2008

Christian Schoen interviews David Walke on the subject of business registration. David explains the do's and don'ts in the introduction of one stop shops. more

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Concept #4: Social Capital February 01, 2008

Peter Knorringa (ISS, The Hague) explains what social capital is and how it can be addressed in LED. more

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Concept #3: Business Retention and Expansion September 16, 2007

Gerry Delaney, a South African LED consultant, explains the main features of the Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E) approach to LED. more

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Concept #2: Local enabling environment August 26, 2007

In this episode, we present a conversation that was recorded at mesopartner's Summer Academy on Local Economic Development. Jim Tanburn shares his views on the topic of "local enabling environment" -- what it is, and what can be done to promote it. Jim is an international consultant who ... more

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Concept #1 - What is a cluster? August 19, 2007

From now on, we will run parallel series on concepts, tools, cases, and specific issues. This is the first episode under 'concepts'. It addresses the topic of 'clusters' -- what are they, and why are they such in an issue in the context of local economic development?  more

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