The Associational Economy: Firms, Regions, and Innovation
Philip J. Cooke, Philip N. Cooke, Professor of Regional Development Philip Cooke, Professor of European Regional Development Kevin Morgan, Kevin Morgan
Oxford University Press, 1998 - Business & Economics - 247 pages
Cooke and Morgan explore important issues of corporate reorganization in the context of heightened global competition, focusing upon how firms associate with regional milieu. In-depth studies of inter-firm and firm-agency interactions are presented for four European regions: Baden-Wurttemberg and Emilia-Romagna as accomplished regional economies; Wales and the Basque Country as learning regions. The book is theoretically informed by an evolutionary economics perspective and draws policy conclusions which emphasize the importance of decentralized industrial policy in support of both corporate and regional economic development ambitions. It concludes that the associational economy may be the third way between state and market coordination of modern economies.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.