Culture and place-based development: a socio-economic analysis

Huggins, R. and Thompson, P. ORCID: 0000-0003-1961-7441, 2015. Culture and place-based development: a socio-economic analysis. Regional Studies, 49 (1), pp. 130-159. ISSN 0034-3404

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Cultural factors are often absent from analyses of economic change and development, divorcing the nature of social places from the economic spaces within which they are situated. In response to this, the paper seeks to both conceptualise and operationalise a framework of place-based culture. It develops a framework capturing the economic culture and community culture of places, and examines the relationship between the two, as a means of developing a broader understanding of the notion of culture than is usually considered by the extant literature. Empirically, the paper utilises Wales as a reference region, with its culture compared to other regions of the UK, along with an analysis of cultural differences found across its localities. Overall, considerable variability is found in the cultural characteristics across both regions and across localities, with the type of community culture embedded in places often found to be associated with the prevailing economic culture in these places, suggesting a strong symbiotic association.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Regional Studies
Creators: Huggins, R. and Thompson, P.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date: 2015
Volume: 49
Number: 1
ISSN: 0034-3404
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 11:15
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:54

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