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By Helena Marques, Francisco Puig

Although conventional production (textiles, garments, shoes, furnishings, and so forth) has been in decline in constructed nations, it nonetheless represents an incredible a part of ecu employment as a result of its labour-intensive personality. furthermore, its geographical focus quite exposes yes areas of Europe to task loss because the declines. This ebook presents a proof for the diversities saw within the influence of globalization that is in line with the effect of the territory and of the construction specialization of the corporations. The conclusions offered within the booklet are withdrawn from a close research of the Spanish textile-clothing sector.

The booklet highlights the depth of the connection among the organizational version of the territory the place the corporations can be found (high focus of interrelated companies in a well-defined geographical sector known as "industrial district"), the specialization technique applied and the globalization of the economic system. It additionally indicates the necessity to give some thought to these elements as interdependent determinants of multinational functionality, relatively given the present pattern for companies to at the same time focus geographically and multilocalize regionally and across the world. The proposed method of research can be utilized to review different production sectors in different ecu countries.

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The existence of strong foreign competitors, especially from emerging markets. On the other hand, the literature suggests that the main factors helping the internationalization of SMEs, and with it the establishment of a key strategy in the globalization environment, are: 1 The growth potential of new markets, especially after the establishment of free trade agreements. 2 Diversification of risk by operating in several markets. 3 Excess capacity in existing markets. 4 Imitation of the strategies of successful firms.

The first section reviews the concept and evolution of delocation. The second section analyses the impact of globalization on industrial districts and the ways in which they respond to it. The third section investigates the effect of the district location on the internationalization of district firms. 1 Industrial districts as moderators of the globalization–internationalization relationship. 1 Industrial delocation: concept and evolution Firms in high-­income countries have been making important changes to their relationship with suppliers and clients in other countries during the last three decades.

Also suggests that delocation can be seen as an opportunity if it fosters the local context through the generation of new production systems linked to the original industrial districts and if it contributes to the competitiveness of the district through a differentiation of specialization and competition between countries. Globalization, strategy and industrial districts 35 Nevertheless, that assessment does not take into account aspects related to institutional and technological change that may accelerate or delay the impact of delocation.

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