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production complex

  A spatial cluster of specialized, interrelated economic activities bound together by the creation and exploitation of external economies (Scott, 1988). Such clusters offer producers the ability to establish, and easily realign, transactional linkages with other local buyers and suppliers, thereby encouraging the development and maintenance of a social division of labour (see just-in-time production; transaction costs; transactional analysis). They also provide a local labour market specialized to match the needs of local producers. They are further sustained by the existence of public and quasi-public institutions developed to support specialized local economic activity and to foster non-market forms of interaction and interdependencies between local economic actors. (See agglomeration; commodity chain/filière; industrial district.) (MSG)

Reference Scott, A.J. 1988: Metropolis. Berkeley: University of California Press.



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