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dc.contributor.authorAl Sader, Nuha
dc.contributor.authorKleinhaus, Reinout
dc.contributor.authorvan Ham, Maarten
dc.identifier.citationAl Sader , N , Kleinhaus , R & van Ham , M 2020 , ' Enterprise discourses in Dutch urban policies; a comparison between two cities in the Netherlands ' , Urban Research and Practice , vol. Latest Articles .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 265502877
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dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-2106-0702/work/67919483
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85078434302
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000508868900001
dc.description.abstractLocal governments make use of ‘enterprise language’ to encourage citizens to adopt entrepreneurial behaviour in managing their daily lives and solving problems that emerge in their neighbourhood. In this paper, we examine the use of enterprise language and the promotion of enterprise in Dutch urban policy focusing specifically on how Dutch cities use enterprise language to influence and encourage their inhabitants to undertake entrepreneurial action. Our analysis shows how the language of enterprise helps cities to reinforce a local identity, to legitimize institutional change in local government functioning and to formulate expectations of how citizens (and professionals) should behave.
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dc.rightsCopyright © 2020 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (, which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.en
dc.subjectEnterprise languageen
dc.subjectCritical discourse analysisen
dc.subjectUrban policyen
dc.subjectEntrepreneurial citiesen
dc.subjectEntrepreneurial citizensen
dc.subjectG Geography (General)en
dc.titleEnterprise discourses in Dutch urban policies; a comparison between two cities in the Netherlandsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Geography & Sustainable Developmenten
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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