Publications

2012

2012 Kentucky Science & Innovation Strategy
A report for the Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation
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2011

Energy Workforce Trends and Training Needs in Appalachia
A report for the Appalachian Regional Commission
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Growth from the Ground Up: Community Colleges and Sustainable Food Systems
A report from the Alliance for Sustainability, Conference Notes, September 29, 2011
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Education and Training for Sustainable Building in Denmark
A report for the TA3 College Network
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Mississippi's Creative Economy
Prepared for the Mississippi Arts Commission and Mississippi Development Authority
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2010

Sustainable Food Systems, Vermont Style
Published in European Planning Studies, Vol. 18, No 11, November 2010
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Creative Industries: A New Economic Growth Opportunity for the Milwaukee 7 Region
A Joint Project of the Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee and the Greater Milwaukee Committee
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Program Evaluation of ARC’s Tourism, Cultural Heritage & Natural Asset-Related Projects
Prepared for the Appalachian Regional Commission
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Growing Jobs, Vermont-Style: Skills and Knowledge for Vermont’s “Sustainable Food
System Cluster” and Natural Resources
With Support from the Vermont Department of Education
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The Local Food Systems Cluster in the Danville Region (Virginia and North Carolina)
With Support from the Danville Regional Foundation
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2009

Workforce Needs Assessment for the Aerospace Industry in North Carolina
RTS along with Susan Seymour and CD Liston Consulting.
With support from the Golden LEAF Foundation and the North Carolina Eastern Regional Partnership
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Generating Local Wealth, Opportunity, and Sustainability through Rural Clusters
Published by RTS as part of a larger set of strategies for “Wealth Creation in Rural Communities”
With support from the Ford Foundation
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A Compendium of Clusters in Less Populated Places: Circumstances, Interventions, and Outcomes
Published by RTS as part of a larger set of strategies for “Wealth Creation in Rural Communities”
With support from the Ford Foundation
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Unveiling the Creative Economy in Arkansas: Strategies to Increase Creative Capacity and Competitive Advantage
RTS along with Mt. Auburn Associates, Arkansas Arts Council, Arkansas Science & Technology Authority, and Arkansas Associates of Two-Year Colleges
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Creative Enterprises in the Piedmont Triad Economy
RTS and the Alliance for Creative Advantage
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The State of Colorado’s Creative Economy
RTS and the Alliance for Creative Advantage
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2008

Tradition, Expression, and Recognition: Creative Opportunities in the New West
RTS and the Alliance for Creative Advantage
Stuart Rosenfeld, Michael Kane, and Robert Goodman
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Deep Roots, High Hopes: Foundations of Arkansas' Creative Economy
RTS along with Mt. Auburn Associates, Arkansas Arts Council, Arkansas Science & Technology Authority, and Arkansas Associates of Two-Year Colleges
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Ducks, Documentaries, & Design: Tales from Arkansas’ Creative Economy
RTS along with Mt. Auburn Associates, Arkansas Arts Council, Arkansas Science & Technology Authority, and Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges
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2007

Building Lousiana's Innovation Economy: A Plan to Foster University Technology Development and Commercialization
RTS along with Dr. Lou Tornatzky, Jacques Koppel, Dr. Harvey Goldstein, and
Dr. Ed Feser.
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Lessons in Self-Made Success: Programs Teach Business, Entrepreneurship
Stuart Rosenfeld and Erik Pages
Published in the Community College Journal, December 2007/January 2008
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Arts, Culture and Design in Rural North Carolina
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Creativity in the Natural State: Growing Arkansas’ Creative Economy
RTS along with Mt. Auburn Associates, Arkansas Arts Council, Arkansas Science & Technology Authority, and Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges
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The Social Imperatives of Clusters
Stuart A. Rosenfeld
Chapter in Europe – Reflections on Social Capital, Innovation and Regional Development: The Ostuni Consensus
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North Carolina Creativity Clusters
RTS, produced by North Carolina Arts Council
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2006

Cluster Hubs: Putting Learning in Context
Stuart A. Rosenfeld And Cynthia D. Liston
Published in Community College Journal, Volume 77, Issue 3 (December 2006/January 2007)

Although specialization may seem to be a counterintuitive strategy in a global and changing economy, place still matters to businesses, and they continue to cluster around common interests. Colleges that want to be place-based as well as globally responsive have to make hard choices in the allocation of their resources, and that may mean disproportionate attention to certain occupations and industries.
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Cool Community Colleges: Creative Approaches to Economic Development
Stuart Rosenfeld
Available for purchase at Community College Press.

Sources of Regional Growth in Non-Metro Appalachia
With MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Prepared for the Appalachian Regional Commission
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2005

Avant Garde Community Colleges
Stuart Rosenfeld
Article published in Issue 6, Volume 75, 2005 of the Community College Journal that summarizes the final report from the conference in Asheville, December 2004 on Community College in Creative Economies.
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Beyond Clusters: Current Practices and Future Strategies
Article published in the Journal of New Business Trends and Ideas 3 (November 2005).
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The Art of Economic Development: Community Colleges for Creative Economies
A report about creative enterprises, creative communities, and creative economies. Regions around the world are discovering that these factors are not only cultural amenities but also drive economic growth.
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2004

Clusters and Competencies: Workforce Development and South Carolina's Economy
Stuart Rosenfeld, Jim Jacobs, and Cynthia Liston, with assistance from Alicia Jolla and Jana Shannon.

A report to the South Carolina Policy Council in cooperation with the South Carolina Manufacturer's Alliance and the South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee. The report examines the organization and programs of the state’s technical college system in light of a new cluster-based economic development study about to be implemented and makes suggestions for aligning the system with the new strategy
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Crafting a New Rural Development Strategy
Article published in Economic Development America. (Summer 2004)
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Art and Design as Competitive Advantage: The Creative Enterprise Cluster in the Western United States
Article published in European Planning Studies 12 (Summer 2004).
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Prefabricated Log Homes and Complementary Products in Western Montana
Case study for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Paris. (2004)
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Reporting to Work: Postsecondary Institutions as Regional Economic Development Actors
Article published in Popular Government 69 Spring/Summer (2004).
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2003

Cluster-Based Workforce Development: A Community College Approach
Stuart Rosenfeld, Jim Jacobs, and Cynthia Liston. This white paper responds to the growing interest among states in using cluster-based approaches to economic development. It was prepared for a network of the leadership of ten U.S. community college systems in order to identify some ways they might re-orient their state systems of community colleges to most effectively support cluster strategies. The paper was funded in part by a grant from the Ford Foundation. (2003)
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Clusters of Creativity: Innovation and Growth in Montana
A Report to the Montana Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity. (2003)
Six chapters available online:

Download the creative enterprise cluster report in PDF.
Download the experience enterprise and tourism cluster report in PDF.
Download the wood-based industries cluster report in PDF.
Download the food processing cluster report in PDF.
Download the information technology cluster report in PDF.
Download the life sciences cluster report in PDF.

Rethinking Regional Development Policies: The Role of Social Capital in Promoting Competitiveness in Less Favoured Regions
Paper delivered at the Advanced International Summer School, Ostuni, Italy.
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Targeting Clusters, Achieving Excellence
Stuart Rosenfeld, Jim Jacobs, and Cynthia Liston. This article is based on the white paper "Cluster-Based Workforce Development: A Community College Approach." It was published in the June/July 2003 issue of the Community College Journal.
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2002

A Governor’s Guide to Cluster-Based Economic Development
Stuart A. Rosenfeld
Guide provides tools for structuring economic development policies to help business clusters become more innovative and competitive.

Can Regional Colleges Make a Difference in Rural America?
Stuart A. Rosenfeld and Katharine Sheaff, Research Associate, Center for the Study of Rural America Published in the Main Street Economist series by the Center for the Study of Rural America, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, May 2002 issue.
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Creating Smart Systems: A guide to cluster strategies in less favoured regions
Stuart A. Rosenfeld
A report to the European Union-Regional Innovation Strategies.
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Fulfilling the Promise: Building a Workforce for a Competitive Economy in the 21st Century
A report to the Mississippi State Board of Community and Junior Colleges and the Workforce Investment Board.
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Just Clusters: Economic Development Strategies that Reach More People and Places
The collaborative result of a two-day intensive meeting of 23 practitioners, policy makers, and researches, this report refocuses cluster strategy on equity.
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Regional Technology and Innovation Strategies in the United States: Small Steps, High Expectations
Stuart A. Rosenfeld, London: Routledge (2002).
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2001

RTS' contributions to the Summer 2001 U.S. Department of Agriculture's magazine Rural America include:
"Rural Community Colleges: Creating Institutional Hybrids for the New Economy" by Stuart Rosenfeld; "College and Community in Partnership: The Furniture College at Letterfrack" by Stuart Rosenfeld; "Innovation and Replication: Can Community College Successes be Repeated?" by Cynthia Liston and Linda Swanson, research consultant.
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A Comparative Analysis of Performance Assessment Methods and Outcomes in Four Countries
Stuart A. Rosenfeld; contributing writer, Hanne Shapiro
A report to the National Assessment of Vocational Education, U.S. Department of Education describing and comparing the systems of documenting and measuring performance within commercial/technical post-secondary schools in Canada, Denmark, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.
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A Plan for Accelerated College Innovation and Learning Exchanges
Stuart A. Rosenfeld
A report prepared under a grant from the Ford Foundation.
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Alliances that Work: An International Symposium
Proceedings the 2000 Trans-Atlantic Technology and Training Alliance (TA3) conference in Louisville, KY; the theme was regional alliances forged by community and technical colleges to further economic and workforce development.
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Cultivating Successful Rural Economies: Benchmark Practices at Community and Technical Colleges
Results of a project funded by the USDA's Fund for Rural America, which identified through a competitive process 43 dynamic and effective programs at rural community colleges, in the U.S. and abroad. The programs profiled here are ones that aim to help rural businesses and labor forces adapt to the challenges of the new rural economy. To order a hard copy please send your request to RTS here.

Evaluation of the Appalachian Regional Commission's Entrepreneurship Initiative
A report to the Appalachian Regional Commission
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Information Technology Skills Shortages and Responses in Four Countries
A report to the National Assessment of Vocational Education, U.S. Department of Education, concerning Canada, Denmark, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.
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Networks and Clusters: The Yin and Yang of Rural Development
Stuart A. Rosenfeld
A report to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
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Skills and Workforce Development for Mississippi's CIT Cluster
A report to the Mississippi Development Authority.
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Technology-Intensive Manufacturers in Virginia: Performance and Prospects
A report to Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology.
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The International Exchange Process: A Guidebook on Trans-National Learning for Community and Technical Colleges
A Product of the Trans-Atlantic Technology and Training Alliance.
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2000

Building Regional Trans-Atlantic Partnerships
Stuart A. Rosenfeld and Carol Conway A report to the German Marshall Fund of the United States, prepared in conjunction with Southern Growth Policies Board.
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Building Skilled Work Forces for New York’s Regional Economies
Stuart A. Rosenfeld and Brian Bosworth A report to Empire State Development that examines New York’s education and training as well as the supply and demand side of workforce development, and recommends a strategy for New York’s Empire State Development.
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learning.now: Skills for an Information Economy
US and International essays drawn from a December 1998 conference in North Carolina.
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1999

Preparing the Entrepreneurial Technician: Final Report to the Appalachian Regional Commission
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Preparing the Entrepreneurial Technician
A Report to the Applachian Regional Commission (ARC)
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Building the Workforce: A Strategic Assessment of the Regional Center for Applied Technology & Training (RCATT)
Stuart A. Rosenfeld and J. Trent Williams
A report prepared under a grant issued to the University of Virginia by the E. Stuart James Grant Trust, awarded to accelerate the planning for and establishment of High Skills Workforce Development Centers. The report reviews existing conditions, including the areas skill and training needs, and offers advice for the operation of a Center to meet the needs of the area’s businesses and citizens.
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Clusters in Rural Areas: Auto Supply Chains in Tennessee and Houseboat manufacturers in Kentucky
Stuart A. Rosenfeld, Cynthia D. Liston, Marcia E. Kingslow and Eric R. Forman
A Report for the Tennessee Valley Authority Rural Studies.
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Engines of Growth
A paper reprint by the TVA's Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy, volume 14, no. 2.
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Preparing the Entrepreneurial Technician
A report prepared for the Appalachian Regional Commission.
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1998

A Piece of the Action: Increasing Minority Ownership of Manufacturing in the Rural South
A Report for the Tennessee Valley Authority Rural Studies.
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Community College/Cluster Connections: Specialization and Competitiveness in the U.S. and Europe
Stuart A. Rosenfeld
A report prepared for the Teachers College–Columbia University.
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Technical Colleges, Technology Deployment, and Regional Development
Stuart A. Rosenfeld
A paper presented at the OECD conference "Building Competitive Regional Economies," Modena Italy, May 1998.
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Technological Education in an Entrepreneurial Economy: Report from the Conference
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1997

Exports, Competitiveness, and Synergy in Appalachian Industry Clusters
Stuart A. Rosenfeld
A Report to the Appalachian Regional Commission.
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Network Profiles: Firm Connections 1993-1997
Information about network initiatives from around the globe collected from the bi-monthly newsletter Firm Connections.
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Networking Toolkit
Designed to guide firm owners and network practitioners interested in developing and operating interfirm collaboratives, the toolkit includes the three volumes listed below, which may also be purchased individually.
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The Network Tool Kit: Volume One —Manufacturing Networks and Competitive Manufacturing.
This manual catalogs and describes the most useful tools, practices, documents, and materials that have been developed over the past few years to aid the formation and management of interfirm collaboratives. The tool kit’s material is drawn from successful practice in the United States--in the USNet states-- and in many other nations. The Network Tool Kit offers firm owners and network facilitators concrete examples of ways in which collaboration can be turned from abstract theory into actual business practice. The material contained in the tool kit is based on and derived from practice. With a few exceptions, these are tools that networks have used and continue to use. Volume One identifies approximately 40 “tools.”
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The Network Tool Kit: Volume Two —Business Opportunity Networks
Michael Collins
Volume II of The Network Tool Kit is a sharply focused discussion of a set of tools that support what USNet terms “business opportunity networks.” It defines these as networks that (1) usually involve joint production and (2) are characterized by a high degree of interdependency among the cooperating firms. Participation in business opportunity networks is time intensive and the high degree of interfirm interdependency demands careful attention to organizational structure and explicit rules for decision-making and problem solving. The author of this companion piece, Mike Collins of MPC Management in Oregon, has developed several business opportunity networks and has studied and personally worked closely with many others.
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Show Me the Money: Business Opportunity Networks
Eight case studies prepared in conjunction with USNet.
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1996

Community Colleges, Coalitions, and Competitiveness: Associating with Industry
Stuart A. Rosenfeld, ed.
Three case studies illustrate the formation of alliances between community colleges and businesses. Each case study offers instructive lessons about how community colleges interact with regional production systems and how these relationships enhance the activities of both partners and contribute to regional economic growth. Supported by a grant from the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
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Facing the Future: The Two-Year College, The Technician & The Entrepreneur
Stuart Rosenfeld and Cynthia Liston
A comprehensive report on the presentations given and issues raised at a 1996 conference held in Orlando, Florida. Topics include the increasing demands by employers for technical competencies and skill standards and the growing importance of entrepreneurial skills and worker habits as industry downsizes and “jobs” are replaced by economic opportunities.
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Trans-Atlantic Training and Technology Alliance: A Model for International Exchange, Cooperation, and Learning
Cynthia D. Liston
A comparative look at the vocational education systems and the member institutions in the Trans-Atlantic Technology and Training Alliance (TA3), an innovative coalition of leading post-compulsory education and training institutions in Europe and the United States. Supported by a grant from the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
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1995

Advancing Opportunity in Advanced Manufacturing: The Potential of Predominately Minority Two-Year Colleges
Stuart A. Rosenfeld and Marcia E. Kingslow
The results of a two-year study of the capacities and potential of postsecondary two-year institutions that serve large numbers of minority youth and adults to provide a skilled workforce and assist minority-owned businesses with industrial modernization.
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Business Clusters, Interfirm Cooperation and Growth in Rural North Carolina
Stuart A. Rosenfeld, at al.
A report to the North Carolina Economic Development Center.
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Common Purpose, Common Sense: Case Studies in Interim Collaboration
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Industrial Strength Strategies: Regional Business Clusters and Public Policy
Stuart A. Rosenfeld
An examination of the ways in which policymakers and practitioners--particularly in rural areas--can move toward cluster-based economic development.
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New Technologies and New Skills: Two-Year Colleges at the Vanguard of Modernization
Stuart A. Rosenfeld
Examines the evolution and development of industrial modernization programs and practices at community colleges and the key challenges facing these programs in the future.
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On the Cutting Edge: The Consortium for Manufacturing Competitiveness
Stuart A. Rosenfeld and Brian Bosworth
This 1995 report to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation examines the Consortium for Manufacturing Competitiveness, an organization established to encourage innovation among a group of technical colleges from 14 southern states selected as lead institutions to develop and build capacity for industrial modernization in the region.
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State and Regional Models of R&D Infrastructure
Stuart A. Rosenfeld, et al
Prepared for the Kentucky Science and Technology Council, Inc.
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State of Work in Modernizing Manufacturers
Brian Bosworth and Stuart A. Rosenfeld
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Taking the High Road—Industrial Modernization: A National Dilemma, A New England Imperative
Brian Bosworth
A report on a NIST-sponsored Workshop on Industrial Modernization held in New Hampshire in 1994. Aided by a faculty of national experts, 120 attendees reviewed a wide range of issues bearing on the competitiveness of small and medium-sized manufacturers in the region. Comparisons of R&D infrastructure in four states and three counties. Completed for the Kentucky Science and Technology Council in 1995. Prepared for the National Commission on Employment Policy, this study examines the impact on workers both of the process of modernization within small- and mid-sized manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) and of the government policies and programs that support that process.

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1994

An Evaluation of Manufacturing Networks in Five Rural Areas
Stuart A. Rosenfeld
A report to the Northwest Policy Center.
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Oregon's Key Industries Programs: Assessing the Impact of Manufacturing Networks
Stuart A. Rosenfeld
A report submitted to the Oregon Progress Board.
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Overachievers—Business Clusters that Work: Prospects for Regional Development
Stuart A. Rosenfeld
The results of a meeting of 26 practitioners, researchers, and policy makers from Europe and the US who convened to examine critical issues facing business clusters and the impact those clusters have on economic development.
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Using Regional Economic Analysis in Urban Job Strategies
Brian Bosworth, et al.
A report prepared for the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
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1993

Proceedings, An International Conference on Interfirm Cooperation as a Means toward SME Competitiveness
The papers and discussions from the international conference held in 1993 in Lisbon, Portugal on Interfirm Cooperation as a Means toward SME Competitiveness.
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Significant Others: Exploring the Potential of Manufacturing Networks
Brian Bosworth and Stuart A. Rosenfeld
Produced in cooperation with the Aspen Institute, this book summarizes a meeting of development policy experts and practitioners from the US, Canada, and Europe who gathered in 1992 for a critical discussion about a growing US phenomenon: flexible manufacturing networks.
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1992

Significant Others: Exploring the Potential of Manufacturing Networks
Paper delivered at The Aspen Institute, Aspen, Colorado

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