Spatial Division of Labor and New Productive Organizations: From Segment Territories to Module Territories?

By Jacques Perrat

The industrial policies prompted by the French government reveal the shift from a vertical division of labor to a horizontal one, in which some local spaces have to operate as modules of competencies. The requirements in terms of both management of productive innovation and of high efficiency employment models are the main forces behind this repositioning, which brings both new constraints and new opportunities to the actors concerned.


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