Urban Entrepreneurialism

Andrew Wood, Timothy Brock

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4 Scopus citations


Urban entrepreneurialism is a concept developed by the geographer David Harvey to characterize a profound change in the period after 1970 in the way capitalist cities are governed. The article defines urban entrepreneurialism, its distinct characteristics, and the range of urban strategies that are associated with the entrepreneurial city. The article examines how the concept has been deployed since its introduction in 1989.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
StatePublished - Mar 26 2015

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  • Baltimore
  • Capitalism
  • David Harvey
  • Economic development
  • Local government
  • Marxism
  • Neoliberalism
  • Policy mobility
  • Public-private partnership
  • State
  • Urban governance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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