Manufacturing in the New Urban Economy

Manufacturing in the New Urban Economy

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In large cities in developed countries, the share of manufacotruing has declined drastically in the last decades and the share of service has grown as many manufacturing firms have closed or moved to lower-cost locations. The process of deindustrialization is often seen as part of the inevitable shift towards a knowledge based economy and urban economies come to rely on research and development, financial services, tourism and the creative industries. This book looks at the changing link between manufacturing and knowledge-based activities in urban regions. The authors develop a new framework drawing on insights from organization studies and regional economic literature looking at various international case studies in Western and Eastern Europe, South America and Asia.The company covers the entire value chain, from development and design of trucks to aftersales and repair services. ... not consider investing in Raamp;D and design facilities and the majority of the employees will tend to be manual workers . ... The site includes the Kia factory, a 3km test track, a training centre, two parts plants operated by Kiaa#39;s suppliers, and road and rail linkages to other parts in Europe.

Title:Manufacturing in the New Urban Economy
Author: Willem van Winden, Leo van den Berg, Luis Carvalho, Erwin van Tuijl
Publisher:Routledge - 2010-10-04

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