- The Strategic Management of Place
- Talent, Cities, and Competitiveness
- Enabling Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
- Construction of the Cluster Commons
- Keeping Up In an Era of Global Specialization: Semi-Public Goods and the Competitiveness of Integrated Manufacturing Districts
- Something New: Where Do New Industries Come From?
- Local Competitiveness Fostered through Local Institutions for Entrepreneurship
- The National Resource Curse in the Arab Gulf: Rapid Change and Local Culture
- The Role of Universities in Local and Regional Competitiveness
- The Grand Challenge Model of R & D
- Commercialization or Engagement: Which Is of More Significance for Regional Economies?
- Philanthropy, Competition, and Local Competitiveness: A Schumpeterian Conundrum
- Local Policies for High-Growth Firms
- Innovation Brokers
- Swimming Upstream: Why Regional Economic Development Depends on National Economic Competitiveness
- Competitive Advantages from University Research Parks
- The Co-creation of Locally Useful Knowledge by Business Schools
- Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development: The Relevance of Shaping Intertemporal Local Intangible Conditions
- In Search of New Competitive Advantage: Japan’s Local Firms in Sustainable Business
- Assessing State-Level Science and Technology Policies: North Carolina’s Experience with SBIR State Matching Grants
- Clusters, Communities, and Competitiveness: An Emerging Model from America’s Midwest
- Lessons on Microenterprise Development from a University-Based Microlending Development Program
- A Region in Transition: Bottom-Up Economic Transformation in Postconflict Northern Ireland
- The 2008 Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Universities’ Competitiveness
- Smart Specialization and European Regional Development Policy
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter examines the increasingly central role of talent and of cities in economic competitiveness. A long literature in economics, management, and economic geography documents the role of firms and clusters of firms as the drivers of economic competitiveness. But, with the rise of the global knowledge, the nexus of competitiveness has shifted to talent and the clustering of talent in cities and urban areas. In effect, cities have become the core economic and social organizing units of the global economy. We examine the shift from firms to talent as underpinning competitiveness and the role of cities in mobilizing talent. This chapter also addresses the rise of inequality as a byproduct of the uneven clustering of talent within and across cities and urban areas.
Professor of Business and Creativity in the Joseph Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Charlotta Mellander, EFS Department, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden
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