Firms, Governance, and Development in Industrial Districts

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Abstract

This paper explores the link between local governance structures and the ability of local firms to influence the strategic direction (and future development) of their industrial district. In doing so we utilise unique survey data from two British industrial districts to first examine the extent to which local firms shape local industrial development strategies, and secondly the institutional conduits through which their influence is exercised. The empirical results suggest a role for (local) business associations, the building of reciprocal networks among firms, social capital, and more heterarchical governance structures to enhance firm engagement in local initiatives and industrial development.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1410-1422
JournalRegional Studies
Volume52
Issue number10
Early online date12 Jun 2017
DOIs
StatusPublished - 2018

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Keywords

  • Local Governance
  • Industrial Districts
  • Development
  • Business Associations
  • Networks
  • Social Capital
  • UK
  • Ceramics
  • Jewellery

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Firms, Governance, and Development in Industrial Districts. / Tomlinson, Philip R.; Branston, J. Robert.

In: Regional Studies, Vol. 52, No. 10, 2018, p. 1410-1422.

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