Competitividade e potencial de crescimento do cluster de produtores de moldes para a indústria do plástico de Joinville [Competitiveness and growth potential of the cluster of mold producers for the plastics industry of Joinville]
The geographic concentration of firms has been successful recently in many ways: international competitiveness of these firms, regional income growth, etc. The Italian industrial districts are the case of highest relevance in international literature. In Joinville, there is a significant geographic concentration of mold manufacturers for the plastics industry. When a geographic concentration of firms is a cluster, the potential growth and competitiveness of the firms increase. This paper sought to determine whether this geographic concentration of firms was in effect a cluster, and to study its potential of growth and of competitiveness were this true. The finding was that the geographic concentration of mold producers in Joinville does represent a cluster and has significant growth potential. However, this cluster is less developed and less competitive when compared to the major mold producer clusters in the world.
Volume (Year): 14 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 (January-April)
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