Theories of Local Economic Development: Perspectives from Across the Disciplines
Presenting state-of-the-art theoretical positions on important development issues such as the inner city, technological innovation and rebuilding economic infrastructure are explored in this volume. The contributors to this volume, drawn from various social science backgrounds, explore a variety of theories and examine them in relation to the practical actions of local economic development.
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Applying Theory to Practice
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Ghetto Economic Development
Labor Force Education and Work
Theory and Practice
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