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Economic Development Quarterly back issues
Comments on Peter Bearse's "A Question of Evaluation." (response to article by Peter Bearse in this issue, p. 322)
November 1, 1998... In the past, Peter Bearse has completed important work concerning business incubators, and thus, many of the issues he raises deserve response. However, due to time and space constraints the journal places on this response, we confine our clarification to the most salient points. First,...
A question of evaluation: NBIA's impact assessment of business incubators. (National Business Incubation Association)
November 1, 1998... The latest report on the impact of business incubators distributed by the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) suffers from severe shortcomings that undermine claims being made for it. Claims of methodological improvements are spurious, as are those for "added value" of the study...
Methodological challenges in evaluating business incubator outcomes.
November 1, 1998... This research study was undertaken by the University of Michigan Business School in collaboration with the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA), Ohio University, and the Southern Technology Council in response to a request for proposals issued by the Economic Development...
Principles for rethinking the federal government's role in economic development.
November 1, 1998... This article begins with a discussion of differences between economic and community development. A three-dimensional policy framework for analyzing subnational economic development policy is presented. One dimension consists of the goals of efficiency and equity. The confusion between the...
A path to smarter federal leadership in economic development: learning, leveraging, and linking.
November 1, 1998... As governor of Pennsylvania (1979-1987), Dick Thornburgh established the Ben Franklin Partnership, a path-breaking state economic development program to spur technology-based development by linking businesses with technical expertise at universities. He has remained active in technology...