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Local strategies in Welsh economic development policy

Furlong, Paul 2013. Local strategies in Welsh economic development policy. Contemporary Wales 26 (1) , pp. 61-78.

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This article considers the main characteristics of the decision-making strategies of public sector senior managers operating in the economic development sector in Wales, with particular reference to their relationship with the Welsh Government, to their perceptions of their objectives within their localities, and their understandings of their roles as professionals. The article identifies four distinct patterns in decision-making strategies: isolated, dependent, communitarian and entrepreneurial. These vary by understandings of locality, by perceptions of conflict or agreement over professional skills and knowledge, and by levels of disagreement over political interests, objectives and resources. In conclusion, some of the policy implications are considered, in particular the importance of a better and more detailed understanding of variations in local implementation of policy.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Department of Politics and International Relations (POLIR)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Publisher: University of Wales Press
ISSN: 0951-4937
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2019 03:13

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