Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

During the 1980s the Marshallian concept of industrial district (ID) became widely popular due to the resurgence of interest in the reasons that make the agglomeration of specialised industries a territorial phenomenon worth being analysed. The analysis of clusters and IDs has often been limited, considering only the local dimension of the created business networks. The external links of these systems have been systematically under-evaluated. This book offers a deep insight into the evolution of these systems and the internal-external mechanism of knowledge circulation and learning. This means that the access to external knowledge (information or R&D cooperative research) or to productive networks (global supply chains) is studied in order to describe how external knowledge is absorbed and how local clusters or districts become global systems. It provides a unified approach; showing that existing capabilities expand when locally embedded knowledge is combined with accessible external knowledge. In this view, external knowledge linkages reduce the danger of cognitive 'lock-in' and 'over-embeddedness', which may become important obstacles to local learning and innovation when technological trajectories and global economic conditions change. A selection of international experts

Buy Business Networks in Clusters and Industrial Districts book by Fiorenza Belussi from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415457842
ISBN-10: 041545784X
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 30mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Jul-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Business Networks in Clusters and Industrial Districts book by Fiorenza Belussi and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Fiorenza Belussi

Fiorenza Belussi is Associate Professor of Strategic Management and Organization at the University of Padua, Italy. Alessia Sammarra is Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and Organization at the Faculty of Economics, University of L'Aquila, Italy.

Books By Author Fiorenza Belussi

Unfolding Cluster Evolution by Fiorenza Belussi

Unfolding Cluster Evolution

Hardback, August 2016
Managing Networks of Creativity by Fiorenza Belussi

Managing Networks of Creativity

Paperback, September 2015