The Role of the State in Dynamic Production Systems
The previous chapters have addressed indirectly the issue of the state’s role in shaping the two DPSs in this case study. They have shown how the distribution of property rights in land created a pattern of diffused entrepreneurship, how each state organized its research and development systems so as to foster innovation and rapid technological diffusion among the firms in these two DPSs, and the way state action has facilitated or hindered the development of interfirm co-operation within the SMEs in these agro-industrial sectors. Public policies in a DPS, however, can contribute to the dynamism of a production system in many ways. This chapter explores the different means through which public policies in Argentina and Chile affected the dairy industry and the fresh-fruit sector, respectively.
KeywordsPrivate Sector Municipal Government Sectoral Policy Military Government Dairy Sector
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