The District Goes Global: Export vs. FDI
AbstractThis paper depicts an industrial district as a center of innovation in which local technological externalities sustain the endogenous invention of new goods by profit seeking firms. After invention firms dace a crucial choice between reaching distant markets by export or plant delocation. The paper shows how firms, in the attempt to circumvent the obstacles to good s and plant mobility, overlook the impact of their decisions on innovation activities inside the district thus generating a suboptimal mix of export and delocation.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Centro Studi Luca d\'Agliano, University of Milano in its series Development Working Papers with number 132.
Date of creation: 01 Aug 1999
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Industrial district; Regional Development; Delocation;
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- F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies
- O30 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
- R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
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