The role of partnerships in urban economic regeneration

McQuaid, Ronald W (1998) The role of partnerships in urban economic regeneration. In: IV International Conference on Public-Private Partnerships, 21st-23rd May 1998, LLubjana, Slovenia.

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Partnerships to promote urban economic regeneration are widespread, but the theoretical basis of for understanding such partnerships is poorly developed. This paper presents an exploration of such partnerships and draws lessons for their improvement. It uses examples from economic development based urban initiatives in Scotland. It considers forms of partnership, and their advantages and disadvantages from theoretical and empirical perspectives. It is argued that, despite the diversity of partnerships, there are general components that can begin to build towards a more general framework. From an analytical perspective, it is argued that in order to fully understand the behaviour and policies of organisations involved in urban regeneration, it is necessary to consider their partnerships and the associated relationships with networks of other actors, including the flows of resources, power, and information within these networks.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: also published in International Journal of Public-Private Partnerships, vol.2 no.1 pp.3-28
Uncontrolled Keywords: partnerships; urban economic regeneration; policy; Scotland; economic development; urban initiatives;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Employment Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics > 332 Financial economics
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics > 336 Public finance
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Item ID: 2769
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2009 13:55
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2014 14:12

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