CIRCLE Research talk: Lucinda David
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The Different Paths from which Place leadership Can Manifest: A Meta-analysis Using Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) by Lucinda David
Abstract: In order to unpack the context that enable place leaders to enact transformative policies in their local economies, this paper synthesizes over a decade’s worth of empirical evidence from case studies from the place leadership literature (2009-2021). This paper conducts a meta-analysis using qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) and in doing so, answers calls for methodological innovation in the field. This paper finds that there are three solution paths, which makes manifestations of place leadership possible.
- Path 1 combines networks, assets, and leadership skills.
- Path 2 combines agenda, assets, autonomy, and networks.
- Path 3 combines agenda, autonomy, network, and leadership skills.
Having three paths suggests that different regions can share similar conditions that can enable place leadership but that, importantly; there is no one single condition or ‘recipe’ for doing so.