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Enterprise clusters and networks in developing countries

Author: Meine Pieter van Dijk; Roberta Rabellotti
Publisher: London ; Portland, Or. : Frank Cass, 1997.
Series: EADI-book series, 20.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume analyses the functions and advantages of clusters and networks for small enterprises in developing countries. In the opening chapter Van Dijk and Rabellotti describe different types of clusters and networks and compare the diverse forms of external economies and co-operation effects derived from them. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, they point out it is trust that is the social basis for the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Meine Pieter van Dijk; Roberta Rabellotti
ISBN: 0714643335 9780714643335
OCLC Number: 35835809
Notes: "In association with the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI), Geneva."
Description: 209 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Clusters and Networks as Sources of Co-operation and Technology Diffusion for Small Enterprises in Developing Countries / Meine Pieter van Dijk and Robert Rabellotti --
2. Clusters of Enterprises Within Systems of Production and Distribution: Collective Efficiency and Transaction Costs / Poul Ove Pedersen --
3. Footwear Industrial Districts in Italy and Mexico / Roberta Rabellotti --
4. The Significance of Spatial Clustering: External Economies in the Peruvian Small-Scale Clothing Industry / Evert-Jan Visser --
5. Opportunities for Women in Ougadougou's Informal Sector: An Analysis Based on the Flexible Specialisation Concept / Hanneke Dijkman and Meine Pieter van Dijk --
6. Industrial District or Garment Ghetto? Nairobi's Mini-Manufacturers / Dorothy McCormick --
7. Small Enterprise Associations and Networks: Evidence from Accra / Meine Pieter van Dijk --
8. Trust Building in Tanzania's Informal Credit Transactions / M. S. D. Bagachwa. 9. Enterprise Networks and Technological Change: Aspects of Light Engineering and Metal Working in Accra / Arni Sverrisson --
10. From SMEs to Industrial Districts in the Process of Internationalisation: Theory and Practice / Michelle Bagella and Carlo Pietrobelli.
Series Title: EADI-book series, 20.
Responsibility: edited by Meine Pieter van Dijk and Roberta Rabellotti.
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