[Journal:] Investigaciones europeas de dirección de la empresa (IEDEE) [ISSN:] 1135-2523 [Volume:] 14 [Year:] 2008 [Issue:] 2 [Pages:] 51-69
The strategic decision of re-location means moving one activity from one location to another. The existence of one environment with high interdependences between firms and institutions, such as in industrial districts, may offer a greater resistance to relocation process. We aim to question whether this statement is true or not, that means, to what extent firms in districts relocate activities? In order to address these questions we observe the extent of the rcoletion activities for the firms of the ceramic tile industrial district in Castellon. We suggested that the social capital at industrial district may act as a real inhibitor for decisions of locating activities outside the district.
re-location industrial districts social capital social network