20 July 2015

Call for papers: "Airports as Engines of Community Economic Development"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Aviation Management.

In today’s global industrial environment it has been said that a sound economic development plan is the “lifeblood” of a community. In addition to existing infrastructure and required talent, a community’s amenities rank near the top of a would-be company’s wish list. Whether used for business travel, air cargo or even personal leisure, local airports should be viewed in their proper place as important engines of community economic development.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Economic development (i.e. job growth, business retention, expanded incomes and tax base)
  • Strategic planning and management (i.e. asset management, facility development, forecasting and planning)
  • Financial issues (i.e. general funding, grant writing, relocation incentives)
  • Competitive advantage (i.e. accessibility, efficiency, productivity, sustainability)
  • Legal and regulatory issues (i.e. FAA, EASA and other regulatory agencies)
  • Professional development and educational opportunities

Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 31 January, 2016
Notification to authors: 31 March, 2016
Final versions due: 31 May, 2016

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