Creating Resilient Economies
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Creating Resilient Economies

Entrepreneurship, Growth and Development in Uncertain Times

Edited by Nick Williams and Tim Vorley

Providing a coherent and clear narrative, Creating Resilient Economies offers a theoretical analysis of resilience and provides guidance to policymakers with regards to fostering more resilient economies and people. It adeptly illustrates how resilience thinking can offer the opportunity to re-frame economic development policy and practice and provides a clear evidence base of the cultural, economic, political and social conditions that shape the adaptability, flexibility and responsiveness to crises in their many forms.
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Chapter 9: Governance, civic leadership and resilience

Chay Brooks


This chapter explores how civic leadership can be considered an important element in economic resilience and the ways in which local stakeholders view their institutional environments and economic cultures. Civic leadership provides a lens to think about the role of governance in shaping the form and direction of regional resilience. The chapter specifically explores the importance of partnerships spanning across political, bureaucratic and business leaders and how these connections can help navigate regional economic policy and the strategic goals of social and economic development. The case of the Sheffield City Region, a once thriving manufacturing hub of northern England, is presented as an example of how the collaboration of stakeholders and the Local Enterprise Partnerships is crucial in enabling resilience in a changing economic and social landscape.

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