Readership: Academics in departments of management, geography, sociology, economics, and politics (concerned with economic development and small firms, or local and regional government); Policy makers in government and business associations concerned with local economic development or small firms.
Colin Crouch, Professor of Sociology, European University Institute, Florence, Patrick Le Galés, Senior Researcher, CEVIFOP-CNRS, Paris, Carlo Trigilia, Professor of Economic Sociology, University of Florence, and Helmut Voelzkow, Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, Germany
1: Patrick Le Galès and Helmut Voelzkow: Introduction: The Governance of Local Economies
2: Andrés Rodriguez-Pose: Local Production Systems and Economic Performance in France, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom
3: Luigi Burroni and Carlo Trigilia: Italy: Economic Development through Local Economies
4: Ulrich Glassmann and Helmut Voelzkow: The Governance of Local Economies in Germany
5: Valeria Aniello and Patrick Le Galès: Between Large Firms and Marginal Local Economies: The Making of Systems of Local Governance in France
6: Colin Crouch and Henry Farrell: Great Britain: Falling through the Holes in the Network Concept
7: Colin Crouch and Carlo Trigilia: Conclusions: Still Local Economies in Global Capitalism?