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Table of Contents Chapter 1. Introduction Alan Smart and Josephine Smart 1 Chapter 2. Petty production: the enduring alternative Hill Gates 30 Chapter 3. Movers and fixers: historical forms of exploitation and the marketing of a regional economy in Spain Gavin Smith and Susana Narotzky 59 Chapter 4. Flexibility for whom? Small-scale garment manufacturing in rural Mexico Fran Rothstein 90 Chapter 5. Capitalism from below? Small firms, petty capitalists and regional transformations in Eastern Europe Adrian Smith 111 Chapter 6. Global Market and Local Concerns: Petty Capitalists in the Brianza Simone Ghezzi 132 Chapter 7. They were promised a rosegarden: Reunification and globalization in small- and medium-sized firms in Eastern Germany Hans Buechler and Judith-Maria Buechler 158 Chapter 8. New firm formation and technical upgrading in the Taiwanese semiconductor industry: Is petty commodity production still relevant to high-technology development? Jinn-yuh Hsu 189 Chapter 9. Toward A (Proper) History of Asian Pacific Flexibility: Chinese Small Business Capital in Malaysia Donald M. Nonini 219 Chapter 10. Labour Standard Regulation and the Modernization of Small-Scale Carpet Production in Kathmandu Nepal Tom O'Neill 266 Chapter 11. Fairer Trade for the Global Economy: Capitalizing on Alternatives in Crafts in the Rural Philippines B. Lynne Milgram 300 Chapter 12: "The Moral Significance of Petty Capitalism" Michael Blim 331 References Cited 354
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Small business, International trade, Globalization Economic aspects