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Collective Efficiency and Increasing Returns

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  • Schmitz, Hubert
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    Recent research on industrial clusters in developing countries has unearthed some notable success stories of small local enterprises growing fast and competing in export markets. This paper focuses on some conceptual and theoretical points which help to explain them. The discussion is conducted with a view to building a bridge to current mainstream economics. Copyright 1999 by Oxford University Press.

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    Article provided by Oxford University Press in its journal Cambridge Journal of Economics.

    Volume (Year): 23 (1999)
    Issue (Month): 4 (July)
    Pages: 465-83

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    Handle: RePEc:oup:cambje:v:23:y:1999:i:4:p:465-83

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