Alpine Economy : Transition from Subsistence to Global Competition

  title={Alpine Economy : Transition from Subsistence to Global Competition},
  author={Martin Boesch},
Abstract : The transition from subsistence to global division of labour and hence global competition is obvious and visible in the transformation of the economic structure, from agriculture to industry to a knowledge-based service economy. Obviously the Alpine realm is also subject to this process of segregation of well and less suited locations, probably with a wider than average span of location costs, and hence larger disparities and uneven (diverging) development. Given such conditions we… CONTINUE READING