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Territory, specialization and globalization in European Manufacturing

Territory, specialization and globalization in European Manufacturing

by Helena Marques, Francisco Puig
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415552060

ISBN-13: 9780415552066

Pub. Date: 10/07/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Although traditional manufacturing (textiles, clothing, footwear, furniture, etc) has been in decline in developed countries, it still represents an important part of European employment due to its labour-intensive character. Moreover, its geographical concentration particularly exposes certain regions of Europe to job loss as the industry declines. This book

Overview

Although traditional manufacturing (textiles, clothing, footwear, furniture, etc) has been in decline in developed countries, it still represents an important part of European employment due to its labour-intensive character. Moreover, its geographical concentration particularly exposes certain regions of Europe to job loss as the industry declines. This book provides an explanation for the differences observed in the impact of globalization which is based on the influence of the territory and of the production specialization of the firms. The conclusions presented in the book are withdrawn from a detailed study of the Spanish textile-clothing sector.

The book highlights the intensity of the relationship between the organizational model of the territory where the firms are located (high concentration of interrelated firms in a well-defined geographical area called "industrial district"), the specialization strategy implemented and the globalization of the economy. It also suggests the need to consider those factors as interdependent determinants of firm performance, particularly given the current trend for firms to simultaneously concentrate geographically and multilocalize domestically and internationally. The proposed methodology of analysis can be used to study other manufacturing sectors in other European countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415552066
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/07/2010
Series:
Routledge Studies in Global Competition Series, #51
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
0.62(w) x 0.92(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. Networks and Industrial Districts 2. Globalization, Internationalization Strategy and Industrial Districts 3. The Textile-Clothing Sector 4. A Case of Analysis: Tthe Valencian Textile Industrial District 5. Analysis and Discussion of Findings 6. Conclusions and Recommendations

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