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Europe's Advantage: Banks and Small Firms in Britain, France, Germany, and Italy since 1918

Francesca Carnevali

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199257393
eISBN:
9780191603846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257396.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book focuses on the relationship between banks and small firms in a comparative historical perspective. By comparing the rise of small firms in France, Germany, and Italy and their decline ... More


Interfirm Relations in Global Manufacturing: Disintegrated Production and Its Globalization

Gary Herrigel

in Manufacturing Possibilities: Creative Action and Industrial Recomposition in the United States, Germany, and Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199557738
eISBN:
9780191720871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557738.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter outlines the globalization of disintegrated production. It discusses the relationship between contemporary global disintegrated trends and earlier discussions of disintegration that came ... More


An Experiment of Flexible Specialization in Cyprus

Chrisanthi Avgerou

in Information Systems and Global Diversity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263424
eISBN:
9780191714252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263424.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines a ten-year effort to reform the furniture manufacturing sector of Cyprus, according to the industrial model of flexible specialization. The reform initiative involved the ... More


Changing Governance of Local Economies: Responses of European Local Production Systems

Colin Crouch, Patrick Le Galès, Carlo Trigilia, and Helmut Voelzkow (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199259403
eISBN:
9780191603020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259402.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This book features case studies on national patterns of local production systems, focusing on small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in France, Germany, Italy, and the UK. It is divided into ... More


Introduction

Colin Crouch and Helmut Voelzkow

in Changing Governance of Local Economies: Responses of European Local Production Systems

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199259403
eISBN:
9780191603020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259402.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The main aim of this book is to determine the national patterns of local production systems, particularly those involving small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in France, Germany, Italy, and ... More


The European Machinery Industry Under Pressure

Colin Crouch

in Changing Governance of Local Economies: Responses of European Local Production Systems

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199259403
eISBN:
9780191603020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259402.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter discusses the theoretical foundations for the four case studies presented in chapters three to six. It describes the rise and fall of the European machinery industry between the 1980s ... More


Machine Tools in France: A Century of Failure to Build a Competitive Industry

Patrick Le GalÈs and Nicolas> Gaubert

in Changing Governance of Local Economies: Responses of European Local Production Systems

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199259403
eISBN:
9780191603020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259402.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter examines the machine-tool industry in France. It analyses the governance of the industry, and emphasizes the interdependence between the sector, other industrial sectors, and the state, ... More


Hybrid Governance and Networked Firms

Colin Crouch

in Changing Governance of Local Economies: Responses of European Local Production Systems

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199259403
eISBN:
9780191603020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259402.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter synthesizes the results of the four case studies discussed in chapters three to six. Opposing policy trends in Italy, UK, France, and Germany were identified. The access to local ... More


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

Patrick Le Galès

in Changing Governance of Local Economies: Responses of European Local Production Systems

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199259403
eISBN:
9780191603020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259402.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

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 ... More


Grenoble Valley

Aniello Valeria

in Changing Governance of Local Economies: Responses of European Local Production Systems

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199259403
eISBN:
9780191603020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259402.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter examines the high-tech industry in Grenoble. The Grenoble case confirms the heterogeneity of governance models. Both local and global actors participate in the production of a simple, ... More


Conclusions

Patrick Le Galés and Carlo Trigilia

in Changing Governance of Local Economies: Responses of European Local Production Systems

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199259403
eISBN:
9780191603020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259402.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter synthesizes the findings of the case studies in this volume. These include the convergence of old local productive systems and weak national models towards models of networked firms, new ... More


Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright? 1 Industrial Policy “Lessons” from Ireland for Small African Economies

David Bailey, Helena Lenihan, and Ajit Singh

in Good Growth and Governance in Africa: Rethinking Development Strategies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698561
eISBN:
9780191738142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698561.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter examines possibilities for industrial policy in African countries through the lens of lessons that can be learned from the industrial policy approaches pursued in Ireland as well as in ... More


The Canadian Speciality Chemicals Network

Alan M. Rugman and Joseph R. D’cruz

in Multinationals as Flagship Firms: Regional Business Networks

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199258185
eISBN:
9780191698521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258185.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, International Business

In this section, the chemicals industry of Canada is described, with emphasis on its two sub-categories: multinational corporations (MNEs) and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Each type ... More


SMEs, Entry Barriers, and ‘Strategic Alliances’

D. Hugh Whittaker

in The Japanese Firm: Sources of Competitive Strength

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288152
eISBN:
9780191684579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288152.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter deals with strategic alliances among Japanese small and medium enterprises (SMEs). SMEs in manufacturing, defined as firms having less than 300 employees and capitalized at less than ... More


The Governance of Global Supply Chains

Antonio Tencati

in The Responsible Corporation in a Global Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199592173
eISBN:
9780191729058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592173.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter examines ethical issues in global supply chains in relation to how social responsibility expectations are being transferred from one actor to another along a ‘reverse’ supply chain. ... More


The duality of strategic managerial work in SMEs: A structuration perspective

Anders Nilsson, Mats Westerberg, and Einar Häckner

in The Work of Managers: Towards a Practice Theory of Management

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639724
eISBN:
9780191738661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639724.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines strategic managerial work in SMEs using a theoretical framework based on structuration and entrepreneurship theory. Three managerial episodes illustrate how CEOs deal with ... More


Neoclassical Benchmarks and Anomalies for Those with Access

Robert M. Townsend

in Financial Systems in Developing Economies: Growth, Inequality and Policy Evaluation in Thailand

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199533237
eISBN:
9780191594892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533237.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

If markets and institutions were perfect and there were no policy distortions, then certain benchmark standards would be implied. Relative to these benchmarks, there are many anomalies in the Thai ... More


The Evolution of Closely Held Business Forms in Europe

JOSEPH A. McCAHERY and ERIK P. M. VERMEULEN

in The Governance of Close Corporations and Partnerships: US and European Perspectives

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199264353
eISBN:
9780191718496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264353.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter considers the possibility of making available new business forms in the EU based on the limited liability company (LLC), which could lead to an increase in the number of start-up firms ... More


Entrepreneurship and the National System of Innovation: What is Missing in Turkey?

Elif Bascavusoglu-Moreau

in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199596515
eISBN:
9780191729133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596515.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on the national system of innovation (NIS) as an important determinant of innovative performance of small and medium-sized enterprises in Turkey using data from a large-scale ... More


What do we really know about workers’ co-operatives?

Virginie Pérotin

in Mainstreaming Co-Operation: An Alternative for the Twenty-First Century?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719099595
eISBN:
9781526120731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099595.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

In the economic literature, worker co-operatives are viewed as small, specialised and undercapitalised organisations that only thrive in unusual conditions and could not possibly constitute a serious ... More


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