Special Issue "Inclusive Development—What Does It Mean for Regions and Cities?"
A special issue of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2018)
Dr. Maximilian Benner
Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University, Germany
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Interests: regional structural policy and industrial policy (incl. innovation policy); cluster policy and smart specialisation; Middle Eastern political economy; Industrialization and structural transformation in the Middle East and North Africa; tourism policy and tourism clusters
Inclusive growth is a cross-cutting perspective currently shaping high-level discourses on economic policy. While macro-level debates concentrate on how a society's wealth should be distributed (e.g., Piketty 2014), meso-level discourses tend to focus more on specific groups within society whose economic participation is weaker than that of other, mainstream groups. For instance, research on inclusive entrepreneurship examines how to promote new business formation by groups such as women, youth, senior citizens, immigrants, ethnic minorities, or people with special needs (e.g., OECD 2016). Another dimension of meso-level research is how to mainstream inclusiveness in innovation policy, particularly in a territorial perspective (e.g., OECD 2015). This Special Issue aims to contribute to this debate in a spatial perspective. Articles should address aspects of how regions or cities can include groups with comparatively weak degrees of economic participation, and how to develop their regional or local development accordingly. The Special Issue welcomes particularly empirical work on the representation and contribution of groups, such as women, youth, senior citizens, people with special needs, immigrants, or ethnic minorities in local or regional development, as well as policy-oriented papers developing evidence-based policy conclusions for policymakers on the local and regional levels. Comparative research is encouraged.
OECD (ed.) (2015): Innovation Policies for Inclusive Growth. Paris: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
OECF (ed.) (2016): Inclusive Business Creation: Good Practice Compendium. Paris: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Piketty, T. (2014): Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Boston: Harvard University Press.
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