Managing for a Prosperous Auckland? Critical Reflections on Regional Interventions for growing New Zealand's Economic Centre

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    In the context of a peripheral, small and largely resource-based economy, NewZealand’s policy makers face the key challenge of facilitating local-global economicconnections of firms and regions. Auckland, New Zealand largest city-region, hasbecome a key site for policy development and institutional creativity in this contextrecently. This paper provides critical insights from a doctoral dissertation into thechanging institutions, state processes and policy practice that have characterisedregional economic intervention into Auckland’s economy under neoliberalisingpolitical-economic conditions over the last decade. It asks to what degree thesedevelopments may have contributed to a more effective management of the regionaleconomy, and highlights problem areas and tensions. It is hoped that this academicanalysis stimulates critical reflection amongst practitioners and theorists engaged inregional policy development, policy-relevant research and strategic economic interventions at a sub-national geographical scale.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)28-49
    JournalSustaining Regions
    Volume6
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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