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After Steel: Some Minor Emergence of Local Production Systems Based on SMEs

Patrick Le Galès

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/10.1093/0199259402.003.0013
 After Steel: Some Minor Emergence of Local Production Systems Based on SMEs

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This chapter synthesizes the results of the four case studies discussed in chapters nine to twelve. The changing modes of governance in steel cities, and provision of local collective competition goods are discussed. It is shown that the restructuring of former steel cities requires heavy public policies and investments; partnerships between the public and private sectors; and the use of concepts, rhetorics, and strategies associated with networked small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), governance, and local clusters.

Keywords: steel industry; SMEs; LCCGs; Piombino; Duisburg; St Etienne; Sheffield; local economy; economic policy

Chapter.  4201 words. 

Subjects: International Economics

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