Competitiveness, Localised Learning and Regional Development

Competitiveness, Localised Learning and Regional Development

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Drawing on a rich literature and case study material from selected industries, and elaborating on key concepts such as firms and competencies, industries and industrial systems, and competitiveness and prosperity, this book sets out to answer three broad research questions: * What is competition about in today's economy? * Why do geographical areas (local milieus, cities, regions, countries) specialize in particular types of economic activity, and why do patterns of specialization, once in place tend to be so tremendously durable? * How can high-cost regions in general and small industrialized countries in particular sustain competitiveness and prosperity in an increasingly globally integrated world economy? This book points the way out of a dilemma created by recent industrial theory and policy: is it possible for countries which are not destined to be leading high-tech powers to take advantage of the current conjuncture of increasingly open-markets.An experimental installation was set up in Stockholm in 1961 and the official start of the permanent system in Stockholm (the largest city) and ... The only possibility at the time was a manually ... In Finland, the construction of the first country-wide system (car radio telephone network, ARP) was started by the PTT from 1969anbsp;...

Title:Competitiveness, Localised Learning and Regional Development
Author:Heikki Eskelinen, Ingjaldur Hannibalsson, Anders Malmberg, Peter Maskell, Eirik Vatne
Publisher:Routledge - 2002-03-11


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