Local Economies in Turmoil

The Effects of Deregulation and Globalization

  • Árni Sverrisson
  • Meine Pieter van Dijk

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: Local Economies in Turmoil

    1. Árni Sverrisson, Meine Pieter van Dijk
      Pages 1-15
  3. Enterprises and Enterprise Strategies

  4. Industrial Clusters and Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Henry Sandee, Piet Rietveld
      Pages 95-112
    3. Charles M. Halimana, Árni Sverrisson
      Pages 113-127
  5. The Economic and Political Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Meine Pieter van Dijk
      Pages 150-166
    3. Meine Pieter van Dijk, Árni Sverrisson
      Pages 181-192
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 193-208

About this book


The main theme is how local economic cultures and economic networks in the South and in Eastern Europe are put under strain by global deregulation and how traditional and not so traditional but locally rooted structures of economic life adjust to deregulation or fail to do so. All the contributions, written by different authors, combine a 'flexible specialization in clusters' approach with original empirical data. An Introduction and a concluding chapter by the editors brings out the common issues and conclusions.


development environment Familie globalization innovation

Editors and affiliations

  • Árni Sverrisson
    • 1
  • Meine Pieter van Dijk
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of StockholmSweden
  2. 2.Erasmus University, and Institute for Housing and Urban StudiesRotterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking