Local Economies and Global Competitiveness by B. Dallago

Local Economies and Global Competitiveness

EditorB. Dallago, C. Guglielmetti

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The globalized economy depends on local and context-specific factors. This edited volume addresses local-global nexuses via case studies of global interactions in developed and developing areas, and of particular firms' approaches to these issues. The chapters build up a prospectus on how best to create globally capable localities.

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BRUNO DALLAGO is Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics of the University of Trento, Italy.  CHIARA GUGLIELMETTI is Post-Doctoral Fellow at the School on Local Development of the University of Trento, Italy.
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Title:Local Economies and Global CompetitivenessFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:December 10, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230252729

ISBN - 13:9780230252721

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Table of Contents

Introduction; B.Dallago& C.Guglielmetti
Context and Proximity in Competitiveness and Cohesion: Theoretical and Empirical Challenges; C.Guglielmetti
PART I: TERRITORIES, DEVELOPMENT AND COMPETITIVENESS
Globalization and Local Economic Growth in South Africa, 1994 to 2004; W.Naudé,W.Krugell& M.Matthee
Local Systems of Innovation and Globalization in South Africa; M.Scerri
Transition and Transplantation in Local Development Models: the Case Study of the Yangtze River Delta; Z.Wang
Cluster Development in Hungary: Searching for a ‘Critical Mass’ of Business via Cluster Mapping; M.Szanyi, I.Iwasaki, P.Csizmadia, M.Illèsy & C.Makó
Local Government Corruption in Hungary; Z.Szántó, I.János Tóth & T.Cserpes
Cluster Identification, Firm Culture and Cooperation Activities in an European Metropolitan Region: the Case of Nuremberg; L.Eigenhüller, S.Fuchs, N.Litzel& J.Möller
Beyond Commons - New Perspectives and Role for Common Properties; A.Gretter, I.Goio& G.Gios
PART II: FIRMS, CONTEXT AND PROXIMITY
Innovation Driven Growth: Analytical Issues and Policy Implications; P.Carlo Padoan
Considering the Social Impact of for-profit Innovation at the Local Level: the Cases of Grameen Bank and Microsoft; Z.Acs,C.L.McNeely & J.Sany
The Public Interest in Local Economic Development and Creativity: a Knowledge Governance Perspective; S.Sacchetti& R.Sugden
Local and Global Sourcing: Quality Heterogeneity and Firms' Efficiency; G.Vittucci Marzetti,M.Luigia Segnana & C.Tomasi
Outsourcing and Firm Productivity: Evidence for an Italian Local Production System; D.Antonioli, M.Mazzanti, S.Montresor & P.Pini
Index