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dc.contributor.author MacLachlan, Ian
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-09T15:35:29Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-09T15:35:29Z
dc.date.issued 1991
dc.identifier.citation MacLachlan, I. (1991). Economic development and industrial employment: A thousand points of light? Alberta and Northwest Territories Journal of Planning Practice, 10, 31-44. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/1247
dc.description.abstract This paper disputes some of the empirical analysis on small firm job creation and argues that small enterprises are responsible for a relatively modest share of employment and employment growth at the national, provincial, and municipal levels. While the importance of small business should not be gainsaid, the traditional large firm sector is still a vital component in municipal economic growth and decline. The shortcomings of data on small enterprises are discussed to encourage a more skeptical interpretation of research findings on employment creation. Economic development strategy should include the attraction of new large enterprises and the needs of existing large employers must be addressed if the community economic base is to be sustained. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Alberta Association, Canadian Institute of Planners en
dc.subject Economic development -- Planning en
dc.subject Employment (Economic theory) en
dc.title Economic development and industrial employment: A thousand points of light? en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en
dc.publisher.department Geography en
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en

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