The rescue and revitalization of Cleveland provides an opportunity for benchmarking how entrepreneurs can help to challenge the renewal of our cities. This article looks at four questions: What is the role of leaders in urban regeneration? How can entrepreneurs organize themselves effectively for collective action? What are the most important considerations in the formulation of a community development strategy? How can such a strategy can be best implemented? These questions are examined by focusing … Read more »

The rescue and revitalization of Cleveland provides an opportunity for benchmarking how entrepreneurs can help to challenge the renewal of our cities. This article looks at four questions: What is the role of leaders in urban regeneration? How can entrepreneurs organize themselves effectively for collective action? What are the most important considerations in the formulation of a community development strategy? How can such a strategy can be best implemented? These questions are examined by focusing on the company’s CEO organization “Cleveland Tomorrow,” which has played an important role experience, for more than two decades in the rebirth of Cleveland.
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James E. Austin
Source: California Management Review
22 pages.
Release Date: 1 October 1998. Prod #: CMR137-PDF-ENG
Business Leadership Lessons from the Cleveland turnaround HBR case solution