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Multimedia Industry Networks and Regional Economic Development Policies: The Case of the Netherlands

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  • Peter Leisink
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    Die aufkommende Informationswirtschaft ist mit Prozessen verbunden, die auch die Informations- und Kommunikationsindustrie grundsätzlich ändern. Einer dieser Prozesse - Konvergenz - bringt die Multimediaindustrie als dynamischer Kern dieser Informations- und Kommunikationsindustrie hervor. Die Organisation der Multimediaproduktion ist ein exemplarisches Beispiel des zu der Informationswirtschaft gehörenden neuen Paradigmas der Organisationskonfiguration, d.h. der Networkorganisation. Obwohl angenommen wird, dass Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien den Standort der Firmenaktivitäten weniger wichtig, wenn nicht irrelevant machen, sind Multimediafirmen in der Regel regional konzentriert, und versuchen viele regionale Behörden, die Multimediaindustrie zur treibenden Kraft ihrer regionalen wirtschaftlichen Entwicklung zu machen. In diesem Artikel wird dieses Paradox sowohl aus theoretischer als auch aus empirischer Sicht behandelt.

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    Article provided by DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research in its journal Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung.

    Volume (Year): 69 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 574-586

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    Handle: RePEc:diw:diwvjh:69-40-7

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    1. Mitter S & Pearson, R, 1992. "Global information processing : the emergence of software services and data entry jobs in selected developing countries," ILO Working Papers 289771, International Labour Organization.
    2. Storper, Michael, 1989. "The Transition to Flexible Specialisation in the U.S. Film Industry: External Economies, the Division of Labour, and the Crossing of Industrial Divides," Cambridge Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 13(2), pages 273-305, June.
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    1. Bahlmann, M.D. & Huysman, M.H. & Elfring, T., 2009. "Global pipelines or global buzz? : a micro-level approach towards the knowledge-based view of clusters," Serie Research Memoranda 0002, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.
    2. Bahlmann, R.D. & Huysman, M.H. & Elfring, T. & Groenewegen, P., 2008. "Clusters as vehicles for entrepreneurial innovation and new idea generation : a critical assessment," Serie Research Memoranda 0013, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.

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