Place leadership: developing a model to guide regional partnerships

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Models of subnational governance have grown in popularity across Europe, but the notion of place-based leadership remains an ideological phenomenon. This paper explores the development of subnational 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 partnerships. 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)556-567
Number of pages12
JournalRegional Studies
Issue number3
Early online date13 Nov 2020
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • collaboration
  • local enterprise partnerships
  • partnership
  • place leadership

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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