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Title: The Growth of an Agribusiness Cluster in Catalonia: Evidence from the Olive Oil Industry
Author: Ramon-Muñoz, Ramon, 1967-
Keywords: Indústria de l'oli d'oliva
Olive oil industry
Issue Date: 16-Dec-2016
Publisher: International Institute of Social History
Abstract: This article aims to contribute to an understanding of the evolution of agribusiness clusters. It focuses on Catalonia, one of Europe's leading regions in the agro-food industry; and it takes as a case-study olive oil. a typical Mediterranean commodity. After identifying the cluster and the main stages of its evolution, the article shows that the three decades following the years around 1890 were the most dynamic period for the cluster. Whereas several factors contributed to the final outcome, this article suggests that the existence of previous processes of accumulation of ski lis, techniques, market and product knowledge and the capabilities of firms had a remarkable influence on the successful response of agents to developments and shocks from outside the cluster.
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It is part of: Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis/The Low Countries Journal of Social and Economic, 2016, vol. 13, num. 4, p. 41-66
ISSN: 1572-1701
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Història Econòmica, Institucions, Política i Economia Mundial)

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