he scope of the thesis is the local promotion of trade in the municipalities of Region Sjælland. First we examined how the municipalities in Region Sjælland have organized their local promotion of trade efforts differently and found three different models for organizing the local promotion of trade. This made it possible for us to select a case-municipality, representing each model respectively. Subsequently we examined the three case-municipalities’ effort to involve companies in the decision-making process in each local promotion of trade. We did this to examine whether there is a relation between a municipality’s organization of the local promotion of trade and companies’ influence on such. In the last part of the thesis we examined how reasons for and against inclusion of companies can differ from one municipality to another. The theoretical framework includes theoretical concepts that shed light on how companies’ possibilities for influence are connected to how the companies are included, as well as the time of inclusion. Furthermore it shows how the arguments for and against the inclusion of companies can be viewed based on various democracy-theoretical ideals. The empirical foundation of the study consists partly of political documents that are analyzed for the purpose of deducing how companies are included in decision-making, and partly of interviews that are analyzed with the purpose of examining the municipalities’ reasons for and against citizen involvement. In summary we conclude that there are variations in regards to the companies’ influence possibilities in each municipality. Additionally, we conclude that the organization of business development centers, to some degree, can have an effect on the companies’ influence possibilities. Finally, we conclude that the municipalities’ reasons for and against inclusion of companies vary from one municipality to another, and that the reasons for this, to some degree, reflect the municipalities’ utilization of inclusion.
|Uddannelser||Forvaltning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||28 jan. 2016|