Managing local economic development: A case study of Tauranga

It has been argued that the economic characteristics of cities play an integral role in the quality of life available to residents who live in them. Tauranga is facing a rapid population growth and could benefit from local economic development activity. In order to develop a response to this problem, the objective of this research is to understand the interplay between institutional factors and the management of local economic development in the process of sustainable urban development, with reference
to Tauranga’s recent rapid population growth.

Sonya Baird: Thesis