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Title Industrial districts in history and the developing world / Tomoko Hashino, Keijiro Otsuka, editors.
Imprint Singapore : Springer, [2016]

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Series Studies in economic history.
Studies in economic history.
Subject Industrial districts -- Developing countries -- History.
Alt Name Hashino, Tomoko, 1968-
Otsuka, Keijiro,
Description 1 online resource : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface; Contents; Contributors; About the Editors; List of Figures; List of Tables; Part I: Introduction; Chapter 1: Beyond Marshallian Agglomeration Economies; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Pivotal Role ofTechnology Transfer; 1.3 Central Role ofProducer Cooperatives; 1.4 Supporting Role ofLocal Government; References; Chapter 2: Toward aNew Paradigm oftheLong-Term Development ofIndustrial Districts; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 The Sonobe-Otsuka Model Revisited; 2.3 Role ofTechnology Transfer; 2.4 Quality Crisis andInnovation; 2.5 Local Public Goods andTrade Associations.
2.6 Supportive Role ofGovernments; 2.7 The Essence oftheSOH Model; References; Part II: Pivotal Role of Technology Transfer; Chapter 3: Technology Transfer andtheEarly Development oftheCotton Textile Industry inNineteenth Century Spain; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Origins oftheCatalan Industrial District; 3.3 Technology Transfer, Crisis, andDistrict Development; 3.4 The Revolutionary Period (1830-1860): Mechanization andInternal Differentiation; 3.5 Water-Powered Industrialization; 3.6 Diversification; 3.7 Conclusions; References.
Chapter 4: Contrasting Development Paths of Silk-Weaving Districts in Modern Japan; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 The Long-Term Growth andHistory ofNishijin, Kiryu, andFukui Silk-Weaving Districts; 4.3 Contrasting Characteristics ofProduction inThree Silk-Weaving Districts; 4.4 Different Organization ofProduction, Different Skills, andWage Differentials; 4.5 Concluding Remarks; References; Chapter 5: Emergence andSubsequent Development ofGarment Clusters inBangladesh andTanzania; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Industrial Clusters WithoutTechnology Transfer fromAbroad.
5.2.1 Local Traders andMarketplace; 5.2.2 Common Pattern ofGarment Cluster Development; 5.2.3 A Failure toReplicate aDevelopment Miracle withoutthePrime Mover; 5.2.4 Implications oftheFive Cases; 5.3 Formation andExpansion ofClusters inBangladesh andTanzania; 5.3.1 Cluster Formation inBangladesh; 5.3.2 The Case ofTanzania; 5.4 Long-Term Impacts ofTechnology Transfer; 5.5 Conclusions; References; Part III: Central Role of Producer Cooperatives; Chapter 6: Trade Associations andEconomic Regulation intheLyons Fabrique: Fromthe1860s tothe1920s; 6.1 Introduction.
6.2 The Institutional System oftheSilk Trade andIndustry; 6.3 The Emergence ofthe Chambres Syndicales; 6.4 The Activities oftheChambres Syndicales; 6.4.1 Commercial Intelligence andStatistics; 6.4.2 Defining andControlling theQuality ofSilk; 6.4.3 Adjusting Trade andIndustrial Usages; 6.4.4 Towards anInternational Codification; 6.5 Conclusion; References; Chapter 7: Development ofHigh-Value Agricultural Districts: TheRole ofProducer Cooperatives inJapan andDeveloping Countries; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Dominance ofFamily Farms andtheEmergence ofContract Farming.
Summary This book sheds new light on the role of industrial districts in the industrial development of the past and present. Industrial districts, which refer to the geographical concentration of enterprises producing similar or closely related commodities in a small area, play a significant role in the development of manufacturing industries not only historically in Europe and Japan but also at present in emerging East Asian economies, such as China and Vietnam and low-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The book identifies similarities in the development patterns of industrial districts in history and the present and analyzes the reasons for these similarities. More specifically, the book examines whether Marshallian agglomeration economies provide sufficient explanations and seeks to deepen understanding about the important factors that are missing. Despite the common issues addressed by economic historians and development economists regarding the advantages of industrial districts for industrial development, discussion of these issues between the two groups of researchers has been largely absent, or at best weak. The purpose of this book is to integrate the results of case studies by economic historians interested in France, Spain, and Japan and those by development economists interested in the contemporary industries still developing in China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Tanzania, and other countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
Note Online resource, title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 17, 2016).
ISBN 9789811001826 (electronic bk.)
9811001820 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-981-10-0182-6
OCLC # 960643303
Additional Format Print version: Industrial districts in history and the developing world. Singapore : Springer, [2016] 9811001812 9789811001819 (OCoLC)927376297.