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John H. Dunning

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199250011

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199250014.001.0001

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Large Firms and Industrial Districts in Europe: Deregionalization, Re‐Regionalization, and the Transformation of Manufacturing Flexibility

Large Firms and Industrial Districts in Europe: Deregionalization, Re‐Regionalization, and the Transformation of Manufacturing Flexibility

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(p.286) 10 Large Firms and Industrial Districts in Europe: Deregionalization, Re‐Regionalization, and the Transformation of Manufacturing Flexibility
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Regions, Globalization, and the Knowledge-Based Economy
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199250014.003.0011

The current challenges to industrial districts in Europe are examined, and a range of possible scenarios is outlined for dealing with the situation. The main sections of the chapter address the following: varieties of industrial flexibility; deregionalization and re‐regionalization of production led by large firms; the long‐term viability of industrial districts such as Baden–Württemberg in Germany; and the role of regional governments and policy makers in offering assistance.

Keywords:   Baden–Württemberg, deregionalization, Europe, Germany, industrial districts, large firms, regionalization, re‐regionalization, viability

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