Competition, Collaboration and Cooperation: An Uneasy Triangle in Networks of Firms and Regions
Major changes in global markets are aﬀecting the way globalization form of development. Throughout, it is
in which networks of ﬁrms and regions operate. In the asserted that an understanding of the interrelationships
late 1980s and 1990s, many analysts (e.g. Amin and among the 3Cs and the primary constraints aﬀecting
Robbins , 1990; Aoki , 1990; Best , 1990; Dore, those relationships will help local and national govern-
1986; Gertler, 1988; Harrison , 1992, 1994; ment and industrial decision-makers make eﬀective
Hirst and Zeitlin , 1992; Imai and Komiya , 1994; ﬁrm, labour and regional policies.