This book shows, first of all, that leadership plays a crucial role in reinventing regions and branching out from an old path to something new in order to create more balanced and sustainable regional development. Second, it maintains that leadership is not a solo but a multi-agent and -level activity and that it needs to be discussed and studied as such. Third, as the book argues, leadership is shaped differently in various institutional and cultural contexts and on different scales. This book explores the ways leadership plays our in regional development context contributing to economically, socially and ecologically balanced sustainable future.

chapter 1|19 pages

Leadership and sustainable regional development

ByMarkku Sotarauta, Lummina Horlings, Joyce Liddle

chapter 2|17 pages

Leadership of place and the dynamics of knowledge

ByJohn Gibney

chapter 3|23 pages

Sustaining collaborative leadership in city regions

An examination of local enterprise partnerships in England
ByJoyce Liddle

chapter 4|20 pages

Leadership and scale

ByFrans J. G. Padt

chapter 5|23 pages

Leadership and the voluntary and community sector

ByJohn Diamond

chapter 6|18 pages

Adaptation, adjustment and leadership in Australia's rural margins

ByAndrew Beer, Emma Baker

chapter 8|19 pages

Socially embedded leadership

ByKristine Peters

chapter 9|26 pages

Leadership and institutional change

Economic restructuring, sense of place and social capital in Emmaste, Estonia
ByGarri Raagmaa, Grete Kindel, Matti Lüsi

chapter 10|22 pages

Strategic leadership relay

How to keep regional innovation journeys in motion?
ByMarkku Sotarauta, Nina Mustikkamäki

chapter 11|22 pages

Emergence of shared leadership in the Basque Country

ByJames Karlsen, Miren Larrea

chapter 12|18 pages

Complexity leadership for sustainable regional innovations

ByCatrien J. A. M. Termeer, Sibout G. Nooteboom

chapter 13|19 pages

Value-oriented leadership in the Netherlands

ByLummina Horlings

chapter 14|19 pages

Knowledge leadership for resilient regions

Concluding remarks
ByMarkku Sotarauta, Lummina Horlings, Joyce Liddle