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Local Networks and Regional Development: Features and Perspectives

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  • Nicolini, Rosella

    (UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES))

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The aim of this paper is to draw attention to the role of local industrial networks in a regional development process. We build a one-region model in which we investigate the conditions that make local networks arise, distinguishing between spontaneous and sustained networks. Accounting for the difference between incomplete and full coordinated agreements among firms, we establish the values of parameters that allow for the rise of each type of network. Finally, we argue on the positive effects that the rise of local networks yields to the regional internal product, making of them a reliable support for the regional economic take-off.

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Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES) in its series Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) with number 2000013.

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Date of creation: 01 Jun 2000
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Handle: RePEc:ctl:louvir:2000013

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Keywords: Industrial Networks; Local Welfare; Regional Development; Scale Economies;

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  1. Rosella Nicolini, 2008. "Agglomeration and inequality across space: What can we learn from the European experience?," Working Papers wpdea0809, Department of Applied Economics at Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona.
  2. Rosella Nicolini & Juana Aznar Márquez, 2007. "El sector turístico en la Comunidad Valenciana: Unos elementos de análisis de la demanda en el marco de la economía geográfica," Revista de Estudios Regionales, Universidades Públicas de Andalucía, vol. 2, pages 43-72.

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