From Industrial Districts to Local Development: An Itinerary of Research
Marco BellandiISBN: 1843761599;
Book DescriptionFrom Industrial Districts to Local Development introduces a set of papers representing the main contribution of the ?Florence school? to the recent literature on industrial districts. The authors illustrate that the revitalization of the concept of industrial districts, returning to Alfred Marshall?s nineteenth-century writings, is rooted in an unconventional interpretation of the economic development of Tuscany after the Second World War. Models of industrial organization and empirical investigation of industrial tendencies are featured, and Alfred Marshall?s concepts of the advantages of the geographical agglomeration of specialized small firms in industrial districts are reintroduced. The authors extend the analysis of purely economic effects of agglomeration, including social, cultural and institutional foundations of local development, and current case studies are presented. This book will appeal to scholars, lecturers and researchers...
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