Models of sub-national governance have grown in popularity across Europe, but the notion of place-based leadership remains an ideological phenomenon. This paper explores the development of sub-national partnerships in England and considers the lack of formal guidance available to local leaders that limits their ability to develop transformational strategies. Drawing on extensive qualitative analysis of England’s Local Enterprise Partnerships, the paper develops an original conceptual model of place-based partnership. The model provides a tool for partnerships to assess themselves and consider tactics to develop a stronger set of shared local values, contributing to both academic and policy debates.
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 10 Sep 2020|