Issues of Governance and Upgrading
Edited by Hubert Schmitz
This book opens a fresh chapter in the debate on local enterprise clusters and their strategies for upgrading in the global economy. The authors employ a novel conceptual framework in their research on industrial clusters in Europe, Latin America and Asia and provide new perspectives and insights for researchers and policymakers alike.
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- Local Enterprises in the Global Economy Issues of Governance and Upgrading
- Chapter 1: Globalized Localities: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Regions in the 'world economic triangle'
- Chapter 3: Making sense of global standards
- Chapter 4: Governance in global value chains
- Chapter 5: The underground revolution in the Sinos Valley: a comparison of upgrading in global and national value chains
- Chapter 6: How globalization affects Italian industrial districts: the case of Brenta
- Chapter 7: Upgrading in the tile industry of Italy, Spain and Brazil: insights from cluster and value chain analysis
- Chapter 8: Local upgrading strategies in response to global challenges: the surgical instrument cluster of Tuttlingen, Germany
- Chapter 9: Clustering and upgrading in global value chains: the Taiwanese personal computer industry
- Chapter 10: Global quality standards and technological upgrading in the Brazilian auto-components industry
- Chapter 11: The effect of global standards on local producers: a Pakistani case study
- Chapter 12: Paradoxes and ironies of locational policy in the new global economy
- Chapter 13: Chain governance and upgrading: taking stock
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