By Ganne Bernard
This e-book offers a complete review of what Asian business clusters may train us. At a time while the dynamics of the world's economic climate are more and more being inspired via advancements in Asia, the query takes on specific relevance as a result of explosion of clusters and cluster guidelines in the course of the zone; and due to the nice number of types that are visible constructing within the numerous international locations. in line with powerful empirical surveys and interviews carried out in China, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Japan, the reports gathered during this e-book have been first debated at a world workshop in Lyon. From commercial districts to poles of competitiveness, those experiences explored the transformation of conventional platforms of actions or commercial districts to new networks prepared for worldwide festival or innovation, and in addition the improvement of latest agglomerations or medical wisdom clusters. the big variety of case reports during this assortment deals a wealthy shop of theoretical and useful classes for analysts, policy-makers and economists. The ebook can be an invaluable advisor for graduate scholars in addition to researchers in economics, sociology and political reports.
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Qxd 14 5/27/2009 4:39 PM Page 14 B. Ganne and Y. Lecler economy: is it the paradox of the modular economy that we are seeing today (Berger, 2005) and the possible new spaces that are thus opening up? We need to return to this later. 3 Japan Japan offers us another spectrum of particularities due to the historic roots of the phenomenon, thanks to the jibasangyô, and especially to the recent important changes which have accompanied the setting up of clusters up to the present poles of competitiveness.
In Chapter 14, Stephen J. Appold and Nguyen Quy Thanh ask about the real role of social embedding in the success of Vietnamese industrial clusters, the need for reform and rapid economic growth, suggesting that the use of informal mechanisms of economic regulation such as social embeddedness are widespread. But the empirical enquiries carried out in small businesses in North and South Vietnam show that social embedding is in fact limited and that important exchanges and activities are undertaken without being socially embedded.
Ganne and Y. Lecler To a certain extent it buries itself in the local situation, ignoring the fact that too many local links can, at a certain moment, lead a locality to close in on itself and perish, as was seen in many countries. The social capital of a zone only remains efficient if the local organisation remains in active touch with the exterior, to organise itself, to handle difficulties, to link up with the adequate branches and so on. However that may be, the ‘industrial districts approach’ puts the emphasis on local links, both formal an informal, aiming above all to account for the phenomena of endogenous development through the interplay of essentially internal competition/cooperation among the economic players.