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Industrial Clusters and the Governance of the Global Value Chain: The Romania-Veneto Network in Footwear and Clothing


  • Paolo regstdtanello
  • Giuseppe Tattara


regstdtanello P. and Tattara G. Industrial clusters and the governance of the global value chain: the Romania-Veneto network in footwear and clothing, Regional Studies. The aim of this paper is to analyse the governance of value chains operating in the traditional sectors of clothing and footwear, focusing particularly on production delocalization from the Italian region of Veneto to the nearby country of Romania. After describing and quantifying the internationalization process between Veneto and Romania, the paper discusses how networks in the two countries evolved through time. This paper draws on several case studies, posits three models of value chain governance, and discusses the implications of these models for territories with very different levels of development and different industrial structures, and it considers their implications for regional development and sustainability. [image omitted] regstdtanello P. et Tattara G. Les grappes industrielles et la gouvernance mondiale de la chaine des valeurs: le reseau Roumanie-Venetie dans la chaussure et la confection, Regional Studies. Cet article cherche a analyser la gouvernance des chaines de valeur qui existent dans les secteurs traditionnels, tels la chaussure et la confection, portant notamment sur la delocalisation de la production de la region italienne de la Venetie au pays a proximite, a savoir en Roumanie. Une fois presente et quantifie le processus d'internationalisation entre la Venetie et la Roumanie, l'article discute comment dans les deux pays des reseaux ont evolue au fil des annees. Cet article puise dans plusieurs etudes de cas, avance trois modeles de la gouvernance des chaines de valeur et discute de l'impact de ces modeles sur les territoires dont les niveaux de developpement et les structures industrielles sont tres differents. On considere aussi les retombees pour ce qui est de l'amenagement du territoire et du developpement durable. Internationalisation Roumanie Italie Organisation de la production regstdtanello P. und Tattara G. Branchencluster und die Fuhrung der globalen Wertschopfungskette: das Netzwerk Rumanien-Venezien fur Schuhe und Kleidung, Regional Studies. In diesem Beitrag wird die Fuhrung von Wertschopfungsketten im traditionellen Kleidungs- und Schuhsektor analysiert, wobei besonders auf die Delokalisierung der Produktion von der italienischen Region Venezien ins nahe Rumanien eingegangen wird. Nach einer Beschreibung und Quantifizierung des Prozesses der Internationalisierung zwischen Venezien und Rumanien erortern wir, wie sich die Netzwerke in den beiden Landern im Laufe der Zeit weiterentwickelt haben. Hierfur werten wir mehrere Fallstudien aus, entwickeln drei Modelle fur die Fuhrung von Wertschopfungsketten, erortern die Folgen dieser Modelle fur Gebiete mit einem ausserst unterschiedlichen Entwicklungsstand und unterschiedlichen Industriestrukturen und untersuchen die Auswirkungen auf die regionale Entwicklung und Nachhaltigkeit. Internationalisierung Rumanien Italien Organisation der Produktion regstdtanello P. y Tattara G. Aglomeraciones industriales y la gobernanza de la cadena global de valores: la red de Rumania-Veneto en industria de confeccion y calzado, Regional Studies. El objetivo de este articulo es analizar la gobernanza de las cadenas de valores que funcionan en los sectores tradicionales de articulos de vestir y calzado prestando especial atencion a la deslocalizacion de la produccion desde la region italiana de Veneto al pais cercano de Rumania. Tras describir y cuantificar el proceso de internacionalizacion entre Veneto y Rumania, aqui analizamos como se han desarrollado las redes en los dos paises con el paso del tiempo. En este ensayo nos basamos en varios estudios practicos, proponemos tres modelos de la gobernanza de la cadena de valores y argumentamos los efectos de estos modelos para los territorios con niveles muy diferentes de desarrollo y distintas estructuras industriales. Asimismo consideramos sus implicaciones para el desarrollo y la sostenibilidad regionales. Internacionalizacion Rumania Italia Organizacion de produccion

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  • Paolo regstdtanello & Giuseppe Tattara, 2011. "Industrial Clusters and the Governance of the Global Value Chain: The Romania-Veneto Network in Footwear and Clothing," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 45(2), pages 187-203.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:45:y:2011:i:2:p:187-203 DOI: 10.1080/00343401003596299

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