Clusters Facing Competition: The Importance of External Linkages
Title: Clusters Facing Competition: The Importance of External Linkages
Citation: Aldershot, Ashgate, 2005
This book explores the external sources of industrial cluster competitiveness and examines how they complement, integrate and substitute local, intra-cluster networks. The novelty of this book is to merge the cluster approach with two other conceptual approaches which have become increasingly popular in cluster and development studies: on the one hand, the Global Value Chains and their role in cluster upgrading processes; on the other, the National Systems of Innovation (NSIs) and their role in supporting the development of clusters in a national territory. The book explores these issues with empirical evidence from different countries in Latin America, Asia and the industrialised world.
Table of Contents:
Introduction, Elisa Giuliani, Roberta Rabellotti, Meine Pieter van Dijk; Upgrading in global value chains: lessons from Latin American clusters, Carlo Pietrobelli and Roberta Rabellotti; Making value chain governance work for the implementation of quality, labor and environmental standards: upgrading challenges in the footwear industry, Lizbeth Navas-Alemán and Luiza Bazan; Cooperation and upgrading in ‘Small’ global chains: Vietnamese and Danish garment firms, Henrik Schaumburg-Müller; Challenges to Vietnamese firms in the global garment and textile value chain, John Thoburn, Khalid Nadvi, Chris Edwards and Markus Eberhardt; Multinational subsidiaries and manufacturing clusters in Guangdong, China, Filip De Beule, Daniel van den Bulcke and Luodan Xu; Lead firms and clusters in the North and in the South: a comparison of the aerospace industry in Montreal and Sao José dos Campos, Andrea Goldstein; Technological learning in a Chilean wine cluster and its linkages with the national system of innovation, Elisa Giuliani; How do local institution contribute to fostering competitiveness of industrial clusters? the upgrading process in the Italian eyewear system, Francesca Gambarotto and Stefano Solari; A life cycle model for the creation of national venture industries: comparing the U.S. and Israeli experiences, Gil Avnimelech, Martin Kenney and Morris Teubal; Cluster governance in an emerging city-wide ICT cluster in Nanjing, China, Meine Pieter van Dijk and Quanscheng Wang; Industrial clusters in Mexico, Alejandro Dávila; Firms interaction and industrial development: a simulation model, Tommaso Ciarli and Marco Valente; Clusters facing competition: some concluding remarks, Elisa Giuliani and Roberta Rabellotti; Index.