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Restructuring Duisburg: A New Local Production System Substitutes an Old Steel Plant

Ulrich Glassman 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/10.1093/0199259402.003.0009
 Restructuring Duisburg: A New Local Production System Substitutes an Old Steel Plant

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This chapter examines the rise, decline, and restructuring of the steel industry in Duisburg. Structural policy initiatives led to the shift from steel production to a logistics cluster. The former steel city was attractive for larger enterprises of the logistics branch due to its market proximity and connection to different means of transportation.

Keywords: Duisburg; steel industry; structural policy; restructuring; governance; LCCGs; logistics

Chapter.  7962 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Economics

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