A Handbook of Industrial Districts

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Giacomo Becattini, Marco Bellandi, Lisa De Propris
Edward Elgar Publishing, May 14, 2014 - Business & Economics - 863 pages
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Contents

SECTION 1 Early industrial districts Introduction
3
Early industrial districts between craft culture and factory training
10
2 Flexibility and adaption in the formation of three Italian industrial districts
18
3 Apprenticeship and technical schools in the formation of industrial districts
32
4 The emergence and development of industrial districts in industrialising England 17501914
43
The stubborn persistence of a weak productive model
58
SECTION 2 From the English roots to the Italian revival Introduction
69
6 Forerunners of Marshall on the industrial districts
73
28 Measuring the district effect
381
29 Measuring the internationalisation of industrial districts
394
SECTION 7 The Italian experiences Introduction
411
30 Sectors of excellence in the Italian industrial districts
417
31 Regional peculiarities in Italian industrial districts
429
An Italian perspective
441
33 Knowledge dynamics in the evolution of Italian industrial districts
457
34 Banks localism and industrial districts
471

7 Industrial districts in Marshalls economics
78
8 External and internal economies
90
9 The Italian revival of industrial districts and the foundations of political economy
103
10 The Italian revival of industrial districts and the foundations of industrial policy
111
SECTION 3 A meeting ground for the social sciences Introduction
123
11 The Marshallian industrial districts and current trends in economic theory
129
Another great transformation?
141
13 Flowfund model decomposability of the production process and the structure of an industrial district
158
Common roots different perspectives
172
PART II The nature of industrial districts
185
SECTION 4 Sociocultural and institutional aspects
187
15 The industrial district as a local evolutionary phenomenon
193
16 Semiautomatic and deliberate actions in the evolution of industrial districts
204
17 The governance of indutrial districts
216
18 The new Argonauts global search and local institution building
229
19 Web of rules in industrial districts labout markets
243
SECTION 5 Knowledge learning and creativity Introduction
253
20 Conceptualizing the dynamics of industrial districts
259
21 Innovation processes and industrial districts
269
22 The creative capacity of culture and the new creative milieu
281
23 Technology clusters industrial districts and regional innovation systems
295
24 Culture as a productive resource international networks and local development
307
PART III Empirical investigations on industrial districts
321
SECTION 6 Empirical evidence Introduction
323
25 The empirical evidence of industrial districts in Italy
327
26 The empirical relevance of industrial districts in Spain
343
27 The empirical evidence of industrial districts in Great Britain
360
SECTION 8 The experiences in other industrialised countries Introduction
483
35 Industrial districts in Europe
488
The French example
501
37 Industrial districts in Spain
512
38 Industrial districts in Scandinavia
521
39 Industrial districts in Japan
535
40 The university researchcentric district in the United States
549
SECTION 9 The experiences in emerging and developing countries Introduction
565
Relevance for developing countries in the context of globalisation
570
The role of local learning for endogenous development
585
43 Trajectories and prospects of industrial districts in China
598
Insight from the diesel engine industry of Ludhiana India
613
45 The scope of industrial districts in the Third World
630
PART IV Globalisation and industrial districts
641
SECTION 10 Global Challenges Introduction
643
A manufactory of species
648
47 Industrial districts sectoral clusters and global competition in the precious jewellery industry
666
48 The internationalisation of production activities of Italian industrial districts
682
49 Lessons from industrial districts for historically Fordist regions
694
SECTION 11 Public policies and industrial development strategies
705
50 External economies specific public goods and policies
712
Reflections on the Spanish case
726
52 Public policies for industrial districts and clusters
739
The example of UNIDO
754
Bibliography
771
Index
857
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