Fordism, multinationals and SMEs in the periphery: the case of microstate Malta 1964-2004

  • Joseph Muscat

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


This study focuses on the rise and fall of an SME support organisation in the context of dependent development characterised by a dual-economy: on the one hand, a dominant modern sector composed almost entirely of export-oriented subsidiaries of transnational groups and, on the other, a traditional sector, made up largely of microenterprises catering for the local market.
Date of Award2007
Original languageEnglish

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