Business Climates, Milieu, Locality & Place


Quick Index: Supporting & Related Pages:

Place: (Giddens perfers "locale")

Giddens, Anthony. The Constitution of Society. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 1984. [pp.118-24; 132-5; 164-5; 366-8]

Pred, Allan. "Structuration and Place: On the Becoming of Sense of Place and Structure of Feeling," Journ. for the Theory of Social Behavior 13(1), March 1983, 45-68.

Tuan, Yi-Fu. Space and Place: The Perspective of Experience. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 1977.


MAILLAT, D. 1991: The innovation process and the role of the milieu. In Bergman, E., Maier, G. and Tvdtling, F., editors, Regions Reconsidered: Economic Networks, Innovation and Local Development in Industrialised Countries. London: Cassel.

MAILLAT, D. and LECOQ, B. 1992: New Technologies and the transoformation of regional structures in Europe: the role of the milieu. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development 4, 1-20.

Malmberg, Anders: Industrial geography: agglomeration and local milieu. In: Progress in Human Geography, 20(3) (1996), pp. 392-403.

Steed, Guy, The Changing Milieu of the Firm, in: Annals, Assoc. of American Geog. 58 (1968), 506-25.

Local Business Climate

Malecki, E.J. "Word Games and Fuzzy Concepts," Guest Editorials, Environment & Planning A18, 1986, 289-92. [Discussion of the concept of "Business Climate"]

Arlington [A unique spirit of cooperation between government and industry sparks Arlington's high energy business climate....]

Focus: Doing Business in Birmingham Economic factors shape business climate; From the Birmingham Business Journal Week of July 3, 2000 : by Robert Burks

Chesapeake ["In addition to Chesapeake's tremendous natural advantages of strategic location and abundant land, the city's pro-business government works hard to optimize the business environment."]

Business Climate | New Brunswick

New Brunswick is committed to making the province a better place to work so that all the companies we invest in stay here and so all New Brunswickers have access to good quality jobs. This commitment is shared by all groups in our community - local economic development agencies, federal and municipal governments, Chambers of Commerce, industry organizations, education facilities and utilities alike.

Business Climate: Aggressive Business Incentives [Tioga Cty, NY]

Weathering the Business Climate [TIME Magazine Feb. 21, 2000]

Business Climate Index IFO Institute, Munich (Germany) [How is it calculated?]

Social Capital

C. Bjxrnskov The Happy Few: Cross-Country Evidence on Social Capital and Life Satisfaction Kyklos, Volume 56 Number 1 2003, pp.3ff

D.L. Costa; M.E. Kahn Understanding the American Decline in Social Capital, 1952-1998 Kyklos, Volume 56 Number 1 2003, pp.17ff.

Hesselbein, Frances et al., eds., The Community of the Future. The Peter Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1998.

Heying, Charles H., Civic Elites and Corporate Dislocation; An Alternative Explanation for Declining Civic Engagement, American Behavioral Scientist 40(1997), 657-68.

Putnam, Robert D. Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community. Simon & Schuster, 2000.

Sobel, Joel. "Can We Trust Social Capital?" Journal of Economic Literature, XL (1), March 2002, pp.139-54.

Institute for the Study of Civic Values (Philadelphia)

Volunteering Literature

Locality Studies (U.K.)

Cooke, Philip. Back to the Future: Modernity, Postmodernity and the Locality. London: Uwin Hyman 1990. [B831.2 C66/1990/Arch]

Cooke, P., ed., Localities: The Changing Face of Urban Britain. London: Unwin Hyman, 1989.

Locality Studies (U.S.)

Cox, K. and Mair, A., From Localized Social Structures to Localities as Agents. Environment & Planning A 23, 1991, 197-213.

Cox, K. and Mair, A., Locality and Community in the Politics of Local Development. Annals, AAG, 78, 1988, pp.307-25.

Jonas, Andrew. "A New Regional Geography of Localities?" Area 20(2), 1988, 101-10.

Saxenian, AnnaLee, Regional Advantage: Culture and Competition in Silicon Valley and Route 128. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1994. [This book won the American Association of Publishers award for best professional and scholarly book in the category of business and management.]


Herbert, Steve. Policing Space: Territoriality and the Los Angeles Police Department Minneapolis, Minn. : University of Minnesota Press, 1997.

Policing Space is a fascinating firsthand account of how the Los Angeles Police Department attempts to control its vast, heterogeneous territory. As such, the book offers a rare, ground-level look at the relationship between the control of space and the exercise of power.

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