Sme Cluster Development: A Dynamic View of Survival Clusters in Developing Countries

Hardcover | March 15, 2007

byMario Davide Parrilli

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In the past twenty years the clusters of small enterprises proved to be among the most dynamic ways to promote the endogenous growth of local economic systems. However, the case of 'survival clusters' in developing countries is more controversial, as many international organizations and specialized government agencies have verified over their long-term experience. This book offers a new interpretative key, which we call 'a stage and eclectic approach' to the development of clusters. This approach supports public efforts to increase the effectiveness of policy-making and development operations in local contexts.

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In the past twenty years the clusters of small enterprises proved to be among the most dynamic ways to promote the endogenous growth of local economic systems. However, the case of 'survival clusters' in developing countries is more controversial, as many international organizations and specialized government agencies have verified ove...

MARIO DAVIDE PARRILLI is Lecturer in Industrial Economics at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is also Coordinator of the Latin American Graduate School in Industrial Development and SME Policies and of a related EU-ALFA Project. Over the years he has lectured and researched in several European and Latin American countries.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.84 × 5.74 × 0.61 inPublished:March 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023000797X

ISBN - 13:9780230007970

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Table of Contents

Introduction * Part I: Small And Medium Enterprise Development * Integrating the National Production System: The New Challenge for Chile * Inclusion versus Fragmentation: Different Responses to Liberalisation in European and Latin American Small and Medium Enterprises * Part II: Small and Medium Enterprise Cluster Development * Different Theoretical Approaches to SME Cluster Development: Relevance in the Case of Nicaragua * A Stage and Eclectic Approach to Industrial District Development: Two Policy Keys for Survival Clusters in Developing Countries * Empirical Explorations in Survival Clusters in Central America and in Competitive Italian Industrial Districts * Conclusions