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The Associational Economy: Firms, Regions, and Innovation

Philip Cooke and Kevin Morgan


This book explores important issues of corporate reorganization in the context of heightened global competition. Its special focus is upon how firms associate with regional milieux. Innovation is a key factor in corporate and regional economic performance and the book shows how interactive innovation based on collective learning and associative practices are becoming increasingly significant. In-depth studies of inter-firm and firm-agency interactions are presented for four European regions: Baden-Württemberg and Emilia-Romagna as accomplished regional economies; Wales and the Basque Country a ... More

Keywords: corporate reorganization, global competition, regional milleux, interactive innovation, Wales, Basque Country, decentralized industrial policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198290186
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290186.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip Cooke, author
University of Wales, Cardiff

Kevin Morgan, author
University of Wales, Cardiff