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External Economies and Cooperation in Industrial Districts

A Comparison of Italy and Mexico

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Roberta Rabellotti
      Pages 1-7
  3. The Debate on Industrial Districts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Roberta Rabellotti
      Pages 11-22
    3. Roberta Rabellotti
      Pages 23-42
  4. The Empirical Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Roberta Rabellotti
      Pages 55-95
    3. Roberta Rabellotti
      Pages 96-130
  5. The Comparison

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Roberta Rabellotti
      Pages 166-177
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 178-213

About this book


This book aims to explore the potential of the industrial district 'model' through the analysis of Italy, the 'land' of districts, and in Mexico, a less developed country. Empirical research assesses the extent to which the core characteristics of the 'model' correspond to the clusters analyzed. The investigation focuses upon external economies and cooperation which stem directly from the industrial district 'model', with particular emphasis upon the intense linkages existing within the clusters examined.


cluster cluster analysis clusters cooperation developing countries empirical research Italy network research

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of PaduaItaly

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