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L'« histoire oubliée » : aux origines classiques de l'analyse marshallienne de l'organisation industrielle


  • Michel Dimou


The marshallian approach of industrial organization is considered by many economists as the beginning of a huge literature that focuses, today, on the renewal of regional economics within the world. This paper aims to follow Professor?s BECATTINI pioneer work on MARSHALL writings. The later must be apprehended within a whole theoretical framework that appears in the history of economic thought of the nineteenth century, leading from SMITH to MILL and CAIRNES and finally to MARSHALL, and representing an alternative to RICARDO?s general theory. This theoretical framework admits the possibility of productive organization on the basis of non-perfect competition. The most representative case of such an organization is the non competing group, archetype of the industrial district. Classification JEL : B12, L16, R11, R12.

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  • Michel Dimou, 2002. "L'« histoire oubliée » : aux origines classiques de l'analyse marshallienne de l'organisation industrielle," Revue d'économie régionale et urbaine, Armand Colin, vol. 0(4), pages 579-596.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:rerarc:reru_024_0579

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    non competing group; history of economic thought; external economy; Alfred Marshall; industrial organization;

    JEL classification:

    • B12 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - Classical (includes Adam Smith)
    • L16 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Industrial Organization and Macroeconomics; Macroeconomic Industrial Structure
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • 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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