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Réflexions en thème de district, clusters, réseaux : le problème de la gouvernance

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While the Italian industrial districts are facing the strong challenge of a growing competition coming from China and other developing countries, the economic and social literature is showing a renovated interest towards local agglomerations of firms. The paper focuses on the large and not yet stable theoretical framework concerning the concentrations of firms at a local level. Networks and clusters are the more used words to define these different forms highlighting internally different sub-categories. More important are however the relations within the local actors (firms, collective and public bodies, universities, ...) and able to generate different forms of governance.

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Paper provided by Institute for Economic Research on Firms and Growth - Moncalieri (TO) in its series CERIS Working Paper with number 200609.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2006
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Handle: RePEc:csc:cerisp:200609

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Keywords: Districts; clusters; networks; governance;

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