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Innovation in Local EconomiesGermany in Comparative Context$
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Colin Crouch and Helmut Voelzkow

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199551170

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551170.001.0001

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Introduction: Local and Sectoral Diversity Within National Economic Systems

Introduction: Local and Sectoral Diversity Within National Economic Systems

(p.1) 1 Introduction: Local and Sectoral Diversity Within National Economic Systems
Innovation in Local Economies

Colin Crouch (Contributor Webpage)

Helmut Voelzkow

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the focus of the book, which starts from the assumption that although certain national institutions may dominate a particular national economy, there are likely to be regions or smaller localities where different institutional patterns survive and possibly thrive. The book focuses on the following sectors: furniture-making, motor-vehicle manufacture, biopharmaceuticals, and television film-making. At the centre of the work is the German economy, as this is frequently depicted in the literature as one with particularly rigid, interconnected institutions and offering little scope for local variation. Selection of the comparators, case studies, and the theoretical basis on which the research rests are discussed.

Keywords:   capitalism, Germany, furniture-making, automotive manufacturing, biopharmaceuticals, television, film-making

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