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Market Platforms, Industrial Clusters And Small Business Dynamics  
—Specialized Markets in China—

Co-publication with Other Foreign Publishers

Edward Elgar

The emergence of specialized markets has profoundly improved the means of market access, enriched the driving forces of value chains, and changed the business environment for small firms in the developing world. This ground-breaking book summarizes the experience of specialized markets in a systematic manner.


Co-publication with Other Foreign Publishers Market Platforms, Industrial Clusters And Small Business Dynamics ■ Market Platforms, Industrial Clusters And Small Business Dynamics
—Specialized Markets in China—
■ by DING Ke
■ £75.00
■ 238pp.
■ Published in 2012
■ ISBN978-1-78100-627-6
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CONTENTS

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. Specialized markets and small business dynamics in China

2. Analytical framework

3. The general situation in the “Province of Markets”

4. Local government and platform governance in Yiwu

5. The specialized market system in the daily necessities industry: an observation from Yiwu Market

6. Overseas linkages of specialized markets

7. Producer–distributor relationships in Yiwu Market

8. Local government and inter-platform competition

9. The logic of quantitative expansion and qualitative upgrading in the market platform mode cluster

10. The typology of apparel clusters in China

11. Conclusion

Bibliography

Index