This anthology brings together a large variety of articles and comments by development scholars and practitioners from all over the world. The opening article and pivot is a reprint of an influential publication on systemic competitiveness. Based on this concept, the authors are taking a look back and also ahead at various topics related to territorial development, value chain and cluster promotion, innovation and change. The reader will get a deep insight in the academic work and professional personality of Dr. Jörg Meyer-Stamer. At the same time it’s a gift for his 50th birthday.
Dr. Jörg-Meyer Stamer is a pioneer in local economic development. As a researcher at the German Development Institute he co-authored the concept of systemic competitiveness and published numerous monographs and articles in academic journals. This book is an invitation to new debates in the development community.