The Inner City / Edition 1

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Overview


Michael Porter has argued that a sustainable economic base can be created in the inner city only if it has been created elsewhere: through private, for-profit, initiatives and investment based on economic self-interest and genuine competitive advantage-not through artificial inducements, charity, or government. Porter's ideas have prompted endorsement as well as criticism. More importantly, they have inspired a search for new solutions to inner city distress as well as a reassessment of current approaches. The Inner City defines a core debate in the United States over the future of a racially divided urban America. It is of inestimable importance to policy analysts, government officials, African American studies scholars, urban studies specialists, sociologists, and all those concerned with inner city revitalization.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560009801
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Co-Editors' Introduction 3
Abstracts of Contributions and Profiles of the Authors 7
Pt. I Responses from the Academy 27
1 Economic Development Strategies for the Inner City: The Need for Governmental Intervention 29
2 Entrepreneurship and the Advantages of the Inner City: How to Augment the Porter Thesis 39
3 Business Strategy and Access to Capital in Inner-City Revitalization 51
4 Rebuilding Inner Cities: Basic Principles 67
5 Deja-vu All Over Again: Porter's Model for Inner-City Redevelopment 75
6 Taking Back the Inner City: A Review of Recent Proposals 95
7 Political Economy of Urban Poverty in the 21st Century: How Progress and Public Policy Generate Rising Poverty 111
8 Promoting Economic Development in the Inner City: The Importance of Human Resources 123
9 The Porter Model of Competitive Advantage for Inner-City Development: An Appraisal 131
10 Michael Porter: New Gilder of Ghettos 161
11 Revitalizing the Inner City: A Holistic Approach 185
12 Reparations and the Competitive Advantage of Inner Cities 193
13 Potential Welfare Gains from Improving Economic Conditions in the Inner City 207
14 Is the Inner City Competitive? 213
Pt. II Responses from Community Service Providers 221
15 Overview of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City 223
16 Making Comparative Advantage Work for Economic Opportunity 233
17 Economic Development or Social Development? A Strategy for Rebuilding Inner Cities 251
18 Mr. Porter's "Competitive Advantage" for Inner-City Revitalization: Exploitation or Empowerment? 259
19 A Dialogue on The Atlanta Project with Jane Smith, Executive Director 291
Pt. III Responses from Michael Porter and the Editors 301
20 An Economic Strategy for America's Inner Cities: Addressing the Controversy 303
21 Location Preferences of Successful African American-Owned Businesses in Atlanta 337
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