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Global Competition and Local Networks / Edition 1

Global Competition and Local Networks / Edition 1

by Rod B. McNaughton, Milford B. Green


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ISBN-13: 9780754615880
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/01/2002
Pages: 394
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Understanding Local Networks and Their Links to Competitiveness: Global competitiveness and local networks: a review of the literature, Peter Brown and Rod B. McNaughton; Clusters, industrial districts and competitiveness, Frank McDonald and Giovanna Vertova; networks and proximity: theory and evidence from the car and telecommunications industries, Anastassios Gentzoglanis; Region knowledge and competitiveness, Sean B. O'Hagan and Milford B. Green. Innovation in Local Networks: Spatially binding linkages in manufacturing product chains, Edward J. Feser and Stuart H. Sweeney; Skills networks and local dynamics, Patrick Burlat and Sophie Peillon; Birthing biotech: agglomerations in San Diego and Atlanta, Susan Walcott; Innovation networks in reconversion regions – the case of Styria, Franz Tödtling, Michaela Trippl and Hubert Bratl. The Constraints of Local Networks: Limits of local networks: use of local and external knowledge in technological adaptation in the Seto Ceramics industry, Hiro Izushi; Lean and its limits: the Toyota production system in Chukyo and Northern Kyushu, Japan, David W. Edgington; Local and global networks in the economics of SMEs – is proximity the only thing that matters?, Mario A. Maggioni and Alberto Bramanti; The spatial configuration of inter-firm networks in producer service agglomerations, Neil Coe and Alan Townsend. Contexts of Network Strategies: Rural entrepreneurs: using personal networks as a business strategy, Mae Deans; developing and co-ordinating regional networks for international competitiveness: the case of Queensland agribusiness exports, Sheelagh Matear, Brett Tucker, Andrew McCarroll and LesBrown; Integration in the multinational corporation: the problem of subsidiary embeddedness, Ulf Andersson and Mats Forsgren; Index.

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