Table of contents for Theories of local economic development : linking theory to practice / edited by James E. Rowe.


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PART 1: INTRODUCTION
The Importance of Theory: Linking Theory to Practice        3
,James E. Rowe
PART 2: DEFINING THE DISCIPLINE
2     Theory and Practice in Economic Development: Eighty Entangled
Years in Search of Panacea                                 31
Mark Miller
3     The Evolution of American (Spatial) Local and Regional
Economic Development Policy and Planning                   39
Edward J. Blakely
4     The Theory and Practice of Developing Locally             63
Andrew Beer
PART 3: THEORETICAL CONCEPTS
5     'Globalisation' and 'Local Economic Development'
in a Globalising World: Critical Reflections on the
Theory-Practice Relation                                   93
Richard Le Heron
6     Configuring to be Globally Competitive                    113
Michael I. Luger
Location Theory                                           127
Philip McCann
8     The Theory Behind Business Clusters                        145
Martin Perry
9     Regional Economic Development Methods and Analysis:
Linking Theory to Practice                                  169
Robert Stimson and Roger R. Stough
10    The Role of Universities in Theories of Regional Development  193
Paul Dalziel, Caroline Saunders and WiT'lliam Kavc-B/ake
11    Philosophies in Entrepreneurship: A Focus on Economic Theories  213
Luke Pittaway
12    Theory and Practice of Technology-based Economic Development  237
Harvey A. Goldstein
13    Social Capital in Local Economic Development               265
John P Blair and Michael Carroll
PART 4: THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS
14   Imperatives of Enjoyment: Economic Development under
Globalisation                                              285
Michael Gunder
15    Moving the Discipline Beyond Metaphors                     301
James E. Rowe
16    Towards an Alternative Theoretical Framework for Understanding
Local Economic Development                                 329
James E. Rowe



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Economic development, Community development, Economic policy