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Small Firms and Industrial Districts

In: Handbook on the Economics and Theory of the Firm

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  • Marco Bellandi
  • Lisa De Propris

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This unique Handbook explores both the economics of the firm and the theory of the firm, two areas which are traditionally treated separately in the literature. On the one hand, the former refers to the structure, organization and boundaries of the firm, while the latter is devoted to the analysis of behaviours and strategies in particular market contexts. The novel concept underpinning this authoritative volume is that these two areas closely interact, and that a framework must be articulated in order to illustrate how linkages can be created.

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  • Marco Bellandi & Lisa De Propris, 2012. "Small Firms and Industrial Districts," Chapters, in: Michael Dietrich & Jackie Krafft (ed.),Handbook on the Economics and Theory of the Firm, chapter 27, Edward Elgar Publishing.
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    1. Piero Tani, 2009. "Flow-fund Model, Decomposability of the Production Process and the Structure of an Industrial District," Chapters, in: Giacomo Becattini & Marco Bellandi & Lisa De Propis (ed.),A Handbook of Industrial Districts, chapter 13, Edward Elgar Publishing.
    2. Giulio Cainelli, 2007. "Agglomeration, Technology and Business Groups," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 3890, April.
    3. Paul L. Robertson & David Jacobson & Richard N. Langlois, 2009. "Innovation Processes and Industrial Districts," Chapters, in: Giacomo Becattini & Marco Bellandi & Lisa De Propis (ed.),A Handbook of Industrial Districts, chapter 21, Edward Elgar Publishing.
    4. Lisa De Propris & Nigel Driffield & Stefano Menghinello, 2005. "local industrial systems and the location of FDI in Italy," International Journal of the Economics of Business, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(1), pages 105-121.
    5. Lisa De Propris & Olivier Crevoisier, 2011. "From Regional Anchors to Anchoring," Chapters, in: Philip Cooke & Bjørn Asheim & Ron Boschma & Ron Martin & Dafna Schwartz & Franz Tödtling (ed.),Handbook of Regional Innovation and Growth, chapter 13, Edward Elgar Publishing.
    6. Anne Caroline Posthuma, 2009. "The Industrial District Model: Relevance for Developing Countries in the Context of Globalisation," Chapters, in: Giacomo Becattini & Marco Bellandi & Lisa De Propis (ed.),A Handbook of Industrial Districts, chapter 41, Edward Elgar Publishing.
    7. Marco Bellandi & Annalisa Caloffi, 2008. "District internationalisation and trans-local development," Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 20(6), pages 517-532.
    8. Richard N. Langlois, 2007. "The Entrepreneurial Theory of the Firm and the Theory of the Entrepreneurial Firm," Journal of Management Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 44(7), pages 1107-1124, November.
    9. Marco Bellandi & María J. Ruiz‐Fuensanta, 2010. "An empirical analysis of district external economies based on a structure‐conduct‐performance framework," Papers in Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 89(4), pages 801-818, November.
    10. Fabio Sforzi, 2009. "The Empirical Evidence of Industrial Districts in Italy," Chapters, in: Giacomo Becattini & Marco Bellandi & Lisa De Propis (ed.),A Handbook of Industrial Districts, chapter 25, Edward Elgar Publishing.
    11. Jackie Krafft, 2002. "Industrial dynamics," Post-Print hal-00212272, HAL.
    12. Giacomo Becattini & Marco Bellandi & Gabi Del Ottati & Fabio Sforzi, 2003. "From Industrial Districts to Local Development," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 2884, April.
    13. Michael Porter & Christian Ketels, 2009. "Clusters and Industrial Districts: Common Roots, Different Perspectives," Chapters, in: Giacomo Becattini & Marco Bellandi & Lisa De Propis (ed.),A Handbook of Industrial Districts, chapter 14, Edward Elgar Publishing.
    14. Michael H. Best, 2009. "Massachusetts High Tech: A ‘Manufactory of Species’," Chapters, in: Giacomo Becattini & Marco Bellandi & Lisa De Propis (ed.),A Handbook of Industrial Districts, chapter 46, Edward Elgar Publishing.
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