A systematic literature review of city competitiveness: A 30-year assessment and future agenda for public administration

Greta Nasi, Hemin Choi*, Maria Cucciniello, Robert K. Christensen

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Abstract

This article synthesizes the cross-disciplinary literature on city competitiveness published in the past three decades to bring attention to competitiveness as a key topic for public administration and local government performance. We systematically reviewed research regarding city competitiveness, its measurement, and its antecendents. Subsequently, to explore the link between local governments and competitiveness, we articulated multiple perspectives to investigate this connection, concluding that while the relationship between government and city competitiveness is still not entirely settled and results are far from consistent, the progress made to date charts a course for future research that centres on public administration contributions.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPublic Management Review
Early online date14 Feb 2022
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 14 Feb 2022

Keywords

  • city competitiveness
  • competitiveness
  • local government performance

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