Chapter

Introduction

Colin Crouch and Helmut Voelzkow

in Changing Governance of Local Economies

Published in print February 2004 | ISBN: 9780199259403
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603020 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199259402.003.0001
 Introduction

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The main aim of this book is to determine the national patterns of local production systems, particularly those involving small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in France, Germany, Italy, and the UK. This chapter lays down the theoretical foundations for this volume then explains the methodologies used for the selection and analysis of case studies. An overview of the case studies is then presented.

Keywords: local production system; SMEs; governance mechanisms; local economies; France; Germany; Italy; UK

Chapter.  4444 words. 

Subjects: International Economics

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