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Industrial Agglomeration - Facts and Lessons for Developing Countries  

International Joint Research Project Series

No.7


International Joint Research Project Series Industrial Agglomeration - Facts and Lessons for Developing Countries ■ Industrial Agglomeration - Facts and Lessons for Developing Countries
■ Edited by Mitsuhiro Kagami and Masatsugu Tsuji
■ 5,076Yen (Price without consumption tax:4,700 Yen)
■ 432pp.
■ Published in 2003
■ ISBN4-258-56007-3

How does spatial economics explain geographical phenomena of industrial agglomeration? Has the ICT industry killed space? Case studies of various places are presented as a result of an international joint study including Japan, Italy, and the U. S. teams.

CONTENTS

Preface pdf / Toshiaki Hayashi
Introduction / http://d-arch.ide.go.jp/idedp/IJR/IJR000700_004.pdf

PART I. JAPAN TEAM

2. The Relationship between Toyota Motor Corporation and Its Parts Suppliers in the Age of Information and Globalization: Concentration vs. Dispersion pdf / Masatsugu Tsuji
1. Introduction
2. Production System of the Automobile Industry
3. Production Structure of Toyota
4. Hierarchical System vs. Non-Hierarchical System
5. Localization of the Automobile Industry in Aichi Prefecture
6. Toyota Parts Suppliers Facing Globalization
7. Conclusion
Notes
References

3. Iron Town Cluster: Yawata, Its Glory, Decline and Rebirth pdf / Mitsuhiro Kagami
1. Introduction
2. Kitakyushu City: Heavy Industry Cluster
3. History of Yawata Works
4. Revival of the City
5. Comparisons and New Directions
6. Concluding Remarks
Notes
References

4. Information Technology and Economic Growth: Discovering the informational Role of Density / Takuo Imagawa
1. Introduction
2. Two Paradoxes under the IT Revolution
3. Increasing Role of Density under the Knowledge Economy
4. IT and Information Spillovers
5. Discussions
Notes
References

5. Recovery of Clusters in the Kansai Area: A Case Study of Shinsaibashi and Higashi Osaka / Masashi Ueda
1. Introduction
2. Why Shinsaibashi and Higashi Osaka?
3. History of the Two Districts
4. ICT Revolution and the Kansai Area
5. New Activities in Two Districts
6. Conclusion
Notes
References

6. Agglomeration of Exporting Firms in Industrial Zones in Northern Vietnam: Players and Institutions pdf / Akifumi Kuchiki
1. Introduction
2. A Theoretical Model
3. Development of IZs by the Quasi-Public Sector
4. Development of IZs by the Private Sector
5. IZ Development by Quasi-Public / Private Sectors in Vietnam
6. Cases of Industrial Zone in Northern Vietnam
7. Summary and Conclusions
References

7. Industrial Agglomeration and Regional Growth in Korea: Focusing on the Software and ICT Service Sector pdf / Yasushi Ueki
1. Introduction
2. Industrial Organization and the ICT Industry
3. Growth Factors of Knowledge-based Industries
4. Industrial Agglomeration and Regional Growth
5. Characteristics of the ICT Sector
6. Concluding Remarks
Notes
References

8. Industrial Exchanges between Clusters across Countries / Yasunari Miyauchi
1. Introduction
2. Case Study of Textile Production Areas in Fukui and Lyon
3. Conclusion
References

9. China’s Regional Industrial Disparity from the Viewpoint of Industrial Agglomeration pdf / Koichiro Kimura
1. Introduction
2. Change of Regional Industrial Disparity
3.Industrial Agglomeration in the Eastern Area
4. The Western Development
5. Concluding Remarks
Notes
References

PART II. ITALY TEAM

10. Summary of the Italy Team / Emanuele Giovannetti, Enrico Santarelli


11. Three Decades of Italian Comparative Advantages / Luca De Benedictis
1. Introduction
2. Measuring Comparative Advantages
3. Scatter Plots
4. Kernel Density
5. Some Theoretical Explanations
6. Industrial Districts and Persistence
7. Conclusions
Notes
References

12. Globalization, Industrial Districts and Value Chains / Roberta Rabellotti
1. Introduction
2. Industrial Districts and Value Chains
3. The Brenta Shoe District
4. The Markets
5. The Top Brand Chain
6. Brenta in the Top Brand Chain
7. Local Governance in Brenta
8. Conclusions
Notes
References

13. The Competitive Advantage of a Region: Industrial Districts in Emilia-Romagna / Enrico Santarelli
1. Introduction
2. Alternative Landscapes: A Comparison of Six Different Maps of Industrial Districts
3. Technological Change and Economic Performance in the Industrial District: Evidence from Case Studies
4. Technological Change in the Industrial District: An Econometric Analysis
5. Concluding Remarks
Notes
References

14. Agglomeration in the Internet: Does Space Still Matter? The MIX-IXP Case / Emanuele Giovannetti, Giancarlo Spagnolo, Karsten Neuhoff
1. Introduction: Agglomeration
2. Proximity in Cyberspace: Death of the Distance?
3. "Relational Governance" as a Centripetal Force for Districts
4. The Internet
5. The Peering Decision
6. Agglomeration in Peering?
7. Empirical Analysis
8. Conclusions
Notes
References

PART III. US TEAM

15. Summary of the US Team / Andrew Schrank


16. The Software Industry in North America: Human Capital, International Migration, and Foreign Trade / Andrew Schrank
1. Introduction
2. The North American Software Industry: Centrifugal Forces
3. The North American Software Industry: Centripetal Forces
4. Data Analysis
5. Discussion
Notes
References

17. Mexico: The Management Revolution and the Emergence of the software Industry / Clemente Ruiz-Durán
1. Introduction
2. I Wonder How, I Wonder Why? Driving Forces in Mexico Software Industry
3. First Movers in the IT Revolution
4. With a Little Help from My Friends: Dialogue and Agglomeration Experience
5. The Next Step: The Platform for Internet
Operations
Notes
References


Conclusion pdf / Masatsugu Tsuji, Mitsuhiro Kagami