ALDERETE Maria Veronica
congresos y reuniones científicas
The impact of inter-firm networks on regional development: towards a measure
ALDERETE MARÍA VERÓNICA; BACIC MIGUEL JUAN
Encuentro; XVI Encontro Nacional de Economia Política; 2011
Sociedade Brasileira de Economia Politica
Cooperation among firms can be analyzed from different theoretical perspectives. The objective of this paper is to frame the analysis of firms networks according to the local economic development approach. Since fostering cooperation between firms is one of the main elements of local economic development, the objective of this study is to identify the activities and strategies of some Brazilian inter-firm networks that lead to stimulating the dynamics and development of their territories of influence. We provide a theoretical and descriptive analysis to characterize some elements of local development and inter-firm cooperation so as to identify the possible impacts of business networking at a regional level.