The Competitive Foundations of Localized Learning and Innovation: The Case of Women’s Garment Production in New York City*

@article{Rantisi2002TheCF,
  title={The Competitive Foundations of Localized Learning and Innovation: The Case of Women’s Garment Production in New York City*},
  author={Norma M. Rantisi},
  journal={Economic Geography},
  year={2002},
  volume={78},
  pages={441 - 462}
}
Abstract This article considers the relevance of the “local” for firm learning in New York City’s Garment District. By documenting the design innovation process in the district’s women’s wear industry and the ways in which designers draw on the district’s specialized services and institutions to assist in the process, the article examines how a localized agglomeration or “cluster” facilitates the development of shared conventions and practices. It also shows how the district confers benefits on… Expand
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