Industrial Agglomeration and New Technologies

Industrial Agglomeration and New Technologies

A Global Perspective

New Horizons in Regional Science series

Edited by Masatsugo Tsuji, Emanuelo Giovannetti and Mitsuhiro Kagami

This book, a collaborative effort by researchers from Japan, Italy and the USA, seeks to explore the reasons for industrial clustering in certain regions of Asia, Europe and North America. The studies presented illustrate real examples of industrial clusters, adding anecdotal evidence to the emerging theory of economic geography by exemplifying the centripetal and centrifugal forces that regulate the clustering process. The authors examine clusters in a diverse set of countries including China, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, the USA and Vietnam. Significantly, the book provides an interesting split between studies of IT and software-related industries, and more traditional sectors, such as steel and vehicle manufacturing.

Chapter 1: Introduction

Masatsugu Tsuji, Emanuele Giovannetti and Mitsuhiro Kagami

Subjects: economics and finance, economics of innovation, industrial economics, geography, economic geography, innovation and technology, economics of innovation, technology and ict, urban and regional studies, clusters, regional economics


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