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The business of cities: the private sector, local enterprise partnerships and growth

Cominetti, Nye, Crowley, Lizzie and Lee, Neil (2012) The business of cities: the private sector, local enterprise partnerships and growth. The Work Foundation, London.

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Abstract

The Coalition government has placed business at the heart of economic development. Shortly after the Coalition came into power, they established Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPS), private-sector led organisations designed to incorporate business in the leadership of cities. Collaboration between different private, public and third sector bodies is important for economic development and the need for business involvement in economic development has become an unchallenged consensus. Yet, there are concerns about the new arrangements. We know very little about exactly how and why businesses are interacting with LEPs. Drawing on anonymous interviews with business leaders involved in LEPs, and a review of the history of business involvement in similar initiatives, this paper considers a range of issues around business engagement in LEPs.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Official URL: http://www.theworkfoundation.com/Aboutus
Additional Information: © 2012 The Work Foundation (Lancaster University)
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Funders: The Work Foundation
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2013 15:59
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/52380/

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