Rethinking Territorial Development Policies: A new framework for territorial stakeholders

Theory, methods and implementations

by Michel Felix (Lille University, France), Philippe Vaesken (Lille University, France)

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This book provides an analytical framework and toolkit for anyone involved — theoretically or practically — with the economic, social, ecological or cultural development of a territory. This work provides an overview of the various territorial development processes, inclusive of both individual and collective actions.

In pursuance of its objectives, the book re-examines the classical concepts of governance and regulation in order to position them in an integrative model of the initiatives which contribute dynamically to territorial development.

According to this model, the concepts of governance and regulation become two axes, revealing four main reference situations which differentiate between the local initiatives (ground-up) and public actions (top-down) that coexist in a territory.
The model emphasizes the need to consider the place of territorial stakeholders in regulatory processes. The book enriches this concept, familiar in a legislative context, and describes it as an area of influence of and negotiation with shareholders. It contributes to a territorial governance system which encourages development offers.

It reveals the inseparable link between influence and development processes that lead to value creation. The logic of governance specifies the various sources of value creation, while the logic of regulation seeks to maximize the acceptability of such value creation by making it into an attractive proposition for stakeholders.

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Chapter 1 Governance, Regulation and Territorial Policies
1.1 The territory: a fact, a construct or an experience?
1.2 The complementarity of territorial policies
1.2.1 Territorial institutions and policies
1.2.2 Territories and territorial policies
1.3 Territorial regulation and governance
1.3.1 The articulation of the three frameworks of institutional analysis
1.3.2 Towards new modes of territorial intervention
1.3.3 The Territorial Values Framework (TVF): building a reading grid
1.4 Revisiting territorial policies: the TVF Governance regulation interactions chart

Chapter 2 New Strategical Design for Territorial Development
2.1 Territorial policy and citizens’ acceptance
2.2 Territorial policy: the servitization underway
2.3 Blueprinting and the IHIP: for influential territorial policies
2.3.1 Values propositions in territorial policies: creating values to influence
2.3.2 The levers of influence of the territorial plan: the modes of value creation.
2.4 Regulation and Governance of territorial policies: how to optimize the attractiveness and acceptability of territorial offers?
2.4.1 Regulation
2.4.2 Governance

Chapter 3 Method and Tool 1: The Territorial Value Framework (TVF)
3.1 Tool 1: The TVF and its operational presentation
3.1.1 Top-Down versus Bottom-Up development
3.1.2 The TVF: a dynamic global system based on the MLP/SPT crossover
3.2 The TVF and the modes of territorial development

Chapter 4 Method and Tool 2: The Stakeholders Analysis
4.1 Tool 2: The analysis of stakeholders
4.2 Stakeholder analysis, what reading grid for the analysis of territorial development?
4.3 Stakeholders, territorial policies and TVF

Chapter 5 Method and Tool 3: The Cube Service Value (CSV)
5.1 Tool 3: the Cube Service Value (CSV)
5.2 Time structuring of territorial offers
5.2.1 Values in territorial offers
5.2.2 The characteristics of territorial service offers according to time and values

Chapter 6 How to Apply the TVF? A Six-Step Approach to Territorial Development
6.1 Define the territory
6.2 Choose priority themes
6.3 Identify the places and roles of stakeholders
6.4 Diagnose, on each theme, the state of tension
6.5 Conceive the most suitable forms of value creation
6.6 Evaluate the quality of the analysis

Chapter 7 Three Case Studies to Put the TVF Method to the Test
7.1 Cases presentation
7.1.1 Case 1: Lille3000 (France)
7.1.2 Case 2: The Fes festival of World Sacred Music (Morocco)
7.1.3 Case 3: Louvre-Lens Museum and Euralens (Hauts de France)
7.2 The application of the TVF Method
7.2.1 Define the territory and its scope of intervention
7.2.2 Choice of priority themes and their territorial development challenges
7.2.3 Identify the places and roles of stakeholders in each development theme.
7.2.4 Diagnose, on each theme, the state of tension
7.2.5 Conceive the most suitable forms of value creation


Michel Felix is Professor of Management at Skema Business School and a consultant for service companies. He received his PhD in Management in 1993, where his dissertation was awarded the Paris Chamber of Commerce award. His research interests include methodologies for managing service provision, innovation, and value creation processes in development policies.

Philippe Vaesken is Professor of Management at IAE Lille, Lille University, and a consultant for public institutions. He received his PhD in Management in 1999 and is a graduate of the IESEG. He is interested in, amongst other kinds of management, public policies management and territorial management.

Regulation, Governance, Value, territorial development, Institutionalism theories, territorial and services marketing, Bottom up and top down development, Social practices theory, Multi-Level Practices, Stakeholders theory, Potential Value, Value in exchange and Value in use, Value Co-production and value co-creation, value transfer

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Book Title
Rethinking Territorial Development Policies: A new framework for territorial stakeholders
Book Subtitle
Theory, methods and implementations
Number of pages
Physical size
236mm x 160mm
12 B&W
Publication date
July 2021