Firms, Governance, and Development in Industrial Districts


Tomlinson, P. and Branston, J. R., 2017. Forthcoming. Firms, Governance, and Development in Industrial Districts. Regional Studies

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This paper explores the link between local governance structures and the ability of local firms to influence the strategic direction (and future development) of their industrial district. In doing so we utilise unique survey data from two British industrial districts to first examine the extent to which local firms shape local industrial development strategies, and secondly the institutional conduits through which their influence is exercised. The empirical results suggest a role for (local) business associations, the building of reciprocal networks among firms, social capital, and more heterarchical governance structures to enhance firm engagement in local initiatives and industrial development.


Item Type Articles
CreatorsTomlinson, P.and Branston, J. R.
Uncontrolled Keywordslocal governance,industrial districts,development,business associations,networks,social capital,uk,ceramics,jewellery
DepartmentsSchool of Management
Research Centres & Institutes > Institute for Policy Research
Research CentresCentre for Governance and Regulation
StatusIn Press
ID Code55265


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