Contributions are welcome that explore the various perspectives of place branding, management or any other type of ‘orchestrated action’ that investigate or apply business principles in or to places.
Potential themes include:
Critical perspectives on place management and branding
Place competition, co-operation and co-opetition
Digital place marketing
Place leadership and governance
Community involvement and ‘grassroot’ movements
Social media and place
Place identity and attachment
Managing place decline
Town centre management and Business Improvement Districts
Retail change and the impact on the high street
In the first instance authors should send a 400 word abstract of their paper to firstname.lastname@example.org the 1s August 2012. At the end of the abstract, authors should indicate whether their paper is an academic or practitioner paper. Successful Author’s will be invited to submit a full paper for the conference by 1st December 2013. The best papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Place Management and Development. All accepted papers and abstracts from registered delegates will be published in the ISBN conference proceedings.