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Leadership and the city - Markku Sotarauta

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Title
Leadership and the city - power, strategy and networks in the making of knowledge cities
Author
Markku Sotarauta
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Routledge
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20180725

The 21st century has been dominated by an almost compulsive race to find new pathways for city development. As cities seek to regenerate via the knowledge-based economy, now more than ever dynamic leadershipis requiredorder to navigate new and complex challenges while building community. This book is about generative leadership in knowledge city development.

Leadership and the City is rooted in a conviction that the leadership in a city is crucial in order for it to adjust strategically to major transformations and thus secure a good future for its inhabitants. The book opens a fresh view of leadership by focusing on generative leaders and their modes of leading, instead of spatial categorisations, governance structures and/or policy contents and processes. It investigates generative leadership by elaborating the modes of leadership, power and strategies in influence networks. The key points are highlighted with several empirical cases. These include Akron and Rochester (USA), Mnich (Germany), Leeds (UK), Barcelona (Spain) as well as Helsinki, Tampere and Seinjoki (Finland).

This book will be of interest to researchers and practitioners concerned with Leadership, Urban Studies and Strategic Management.

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Markku Sotarauta is professor of policy-making theories and practices in the School of Management, University of Tampere, Finland.

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Political leadership.|Municipal government.|City planning.|Regional planning.|Urban policy.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
156

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