CHALLENGES AND PERSPECTIVESS OF SECOND-GENERATION CLUSTERS
This article analyzes the policies in support of local productive arrangements (APLs) in Brazil and delineate the prospectives for a new generation of APLs considering the National Plan for Regional Development. The analysis is based on literary revisit the productive agglomeration theory from the perspective of innovation. Makes an examination of APLs policy experiences in Brazil. Presents the second generation of APLs with their methodological reformulations in a regional development context. The paper concludes that the debate on the second generation of policies for APLs opens a large field of research and empirical studies for a profound evaluation of the relationship between the local and the regional.
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