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Women are going into business today in big numbers. As we heard this summer in testimony to the House of Representatives Committee on Small Business, women are starting businesses at a rate 2-3 times that of men. By the year 2000, women may be half the business owners in this country. As women,...
Industrial plant closings pose significant policy concerns for state and local government officials. In response, policymakers have recently pursued a variety of proactive and interventionist strategies either to prevent a closing or to minimize negative consequences on a community. This article...
The economic and population turnaround in nonmetropolitan America during the 1960s and 1970s, followed by a reversal of this turnaround in the early 1980s, has been the focus of considerable research by economists, geographers, planners, sociologists, and others. Theories and models for...
Webster defines technology as "a technical method for achieving a practical purpose." Competitiveness of manufacturers can be addressed through the implementation of various "technical methods. " Timely adoption of technology-ranging from organizational development and management information...
Large urban agglomerations have been termed "seedbeds of innovation" and have been expected to engender new industries even as older ones disperse. However, new industries may exhibit locational tendencies quite different from those they supplant. We show for the case of Chicago, whose seedbed...
Local industrial development groups have grown rapidly in numbers and visibility around the nation as communities seek to promote economic development. The external connections of these groups include the network of contacts among local development groups and other organizations with a stake in...
This study investigates, through surveys and interviews, the attitudes of foreign headquarters in New York City regarding nineteen quasi-economic locational determinants. Using common factor analysis and literature on geographic location theory, the determinants were grouped within five...
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