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Cooperative Agreements for SME Network Organization

  • Agostino Villa
  • Teresa Taurino
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Abstract

Present chapter provides a practical overview about the most common types of SME groupings in a number of European countries, and about the agreements established among the network’s participants, to the aim of highlighting which main cooperation aspects have to be approached in designing a new cluster, and which collaboration rules have to be stated in order to build robust collaboration and avoid conflicts. Indeed, internal conflicts developing inside a SME cluster just formed to appear as the most dangerous of the problems which could affect these organizations: they could even lead to the cluster explosion.

Keywords

Industrial District Cluster Development Home Nation Cluster Policy Territorial Area 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Politecnico di TorinoTurinoItaly

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