The Centrality of Urban Economies to the Study of Competitiveness
In recent decades the role of cities and of urban areas in the enhancement of competitiveness has become steadily more important and central to policy formation. The study of urban competitiveness is of interest, first, because it allows us to more fully understand to bases for policy and, second, because it allows us to evaluate the performance of a number of cities so as to determine what policies lead to success and what factors lead to failure or to steady decline. This research should be of interest to scholars as well as to urban practitioners.
The (Centrum) Business and Economics Research Journal
Kresl, Peter Karl. "The Centrality of Urban Economies to the Study of Competitiveness." The (Centrum) Business and Economics Research Journal (2013) : 219-234.