Everything in Its Place
Entrepreneurship and the Strategic Management of Cities, Regions, and States
David B. Audretsch
Reviews and Awards
"An insightful account of successful strategies used by different cities, regions, and states, and it merits the attention of all practitioners and researchers who would like to improve their communities" -- Administrative Science Quarterly
"To adapt an earlier quotation, reports of the death of distance are greatly exaggerated. Rather our notions of space are changing. The forces of globalization are affecting different places differently and in new ways. These revolutionary developments require us to bring to bear different disciplines to understand how to make different places better. In this book, David Audretsch masterfully develops a multi-disciplinary framework that provides the tools to achieve this goal that will be of great relevance for researchers and policymakers alike." Mike Wright, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Imperial College Business School
"David Audretsch has written another important book on a topic of enormous interest: regional economic development strategy and policy. Audretsch is a perfect person to write such a book with his academic background in industrial organization and public policy and his personal experience in applying economic analysis to policy issues at the epicenter of transformation-Berlin before, during and after the reunification of Germany. Few circumstances in our history bring the economics of place into such sharp relief. That experience combined with his work decades later in the United States advising regions on development provide a wealth of data points upon which to draw in formulating a framework for thinking about these challenges. This vast experience no doubt explains the humility with which he approaches the subject.
There is no one-size-fits-all recipe for places but Audretsch does an admirable job of discerning the ingredients that are common to successful recipes. This is an important book for policymakers regardless of the size of their region." Michael M. Knetter, President and CEO, University of Wisconsin Foundation and Former Dean, University of Wisconsin School of Business