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Life After Industrial Decline in St Etienne: Robust SMEs, Deterritorialization, and the Making of a Local Mode of Governance

Patrick Le GalÈs and Olivier Tirmarche

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/10.1093/0199259402.003.0010
 Life After Industrial Decline in St Etienne: Robust SMEs, Deterritorialization, and the Making of a Local Mode of Governance

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This chapter examines the impact of the restructuring of economic policies in St Etienne. It discusses the rise and fall of industrial development, the slow rise of services and dynamism of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), firms’ use of collective competition goods (CCGs), and economic development polices in St Etienne. It shows that economic programmes led to the deterritorialization of production and use of CCGs; and clustering for certain kinds of CCGs to establish a solid base prior to facing foreign markets.

Keywords: St Etienne; LCCGs; economic development; local economy

Chapter.  8845 words. 

Subjects: International Economics

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