Journals Higher Education



Published: 06 May 2004

392 Pages | 15 line illus.

ISBN: 9780199259403

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Changing Governance of Local Economies

Responses of European Local Production Systems

Colin Crouch, Patrick Le Galès, Carlo Trigilia, and Helmut Voelzkow

Do specialized local clusters of small and medium-sized firms have a future in the global economy? The authors address this question with case studies of cities in France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom. They look at the machinery industries, former steel-producing cities trying to develop clusters in new activities and high-tech sectors. They find evidence of considerable vitality, often contradicting national stereotypes of how economies are organized.


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