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Upgrading clusters and small enterprises in developing countries : environmental, labor, innovation and social issues

Author: José Antonio Puppim de Oliveira
Publisher: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2008.
Series: Ashgate economic geography series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on case studies from Brazil, Vietnam, Indonesia and India, this volume examines SME clusters and argues that unless they counteract common problems such as very low wages, poor working conditions, poor quality products and lack or environmental regulation, they will be pushed out of the market and so become unsustainable. It puts forward conceptual frameworks which explain the way firms can upgrade: through  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Upgrading clusters and small enterprises in developing countries.
Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2008
(DLC) 2008022337
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: José Antonio Puppim de Oliveira
ISBN: 0754694240 9780754694243
OCLC Number: 567949981
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 179 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface and Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction: Social Upgrading among Small Firms and Clusters; 2 Seeking the High Road to Jepara: Challenges for Economic and Social Upgrading in Indonesian Wood Furniture Clusters; 3 Environmental Upgrading of Industrial Clusters: Understanding their Connections with Global Chains in the Brazilian Furniture Sector; 4 Social Upgrading in Agriculture-based Clusters: Common Lessons from Cases in Asia and Latin America; 5 Small Firms in the Indian Software Clusters: Building Global Competitiveness.
Series Title: Ashgate economic geography series.
Responsibility: edited by Jose Antonio Puppim de Oliveira.

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Based on case studies from Brazil, Vietnam, Indonesia and India, this volume examines small and medium sized firms (SME) clusters. It analyses a range of clusters in less developed countries which  Read more...

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