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The impact of inter-firm networks on regional development: the case of Mendoza´s wine cluster

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  • Alderete, María Verónica

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  • Bacic, Miguel Juan

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Abstract: Cooperation among firms can be analyzed from different theoretical perspectives. The objective of this paper is to frame the analysis of firms´ networks according to the local economic development approach. Since fostering cooperation between firms is one of the main elements of local economic development, the objective of this study is to identify the activities and strategies of Mendoza´s Wine Cluster that drive the dynamics and development of this regional territory. We provide a theoretical and descriptive analysis to characterize some elements of local development and inter-firm cooperation, so as to identify the possible impacts of winery activity at a regional level.Resumen: La cooperación entre empresas puede ser analizada desde diferentes perspectivas teóricas. El objetivo de este artículo consiste en enmarcar el análisis de las redes de empresas de acuerdo con la visión del desarrollo económico local. Dado que el impulso a la cooperación entre empresas es uno de los elementos más importantes de las políticas tendientes al desarrollo económico local, este estudio identifica algunas de las estrategias y actividades del cluster vitivinícola mendocino que estimulan la dinámica y el desarrollo de su territorio de influencia. El artículo presenta un análisis teórico y descriptivo que permite caracterizar algunos de los elementos del desarrollo local y de la cooperación inter-empresarial para identificar los posibles impactos de la actividad vitivinícola a nivel regional.

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  • Alderete, María Verónica & Bacic, Miguel Juan, 2012. "The impact of inter-firm networks on regional development: the case of Mendoza´s wine cluster," REVISTA LECTURAS DE ECONOMÍA, UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA - CIE, June.
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    Keywords

    industria del vino; redes; aglomeraciones; desarrollo local; Mendoza-Argentina;

    JEL classification:

    • L14 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Transactional Relationships; Contracts and Reputation
    • L66 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Food; Beverages; Cosmetics; Tobacco
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R19 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Other
    • Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness

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