© 2006

Evolution of Italian Enterprises in the 20th Century

  • Renato Giannetti
  • Michelangelo Vasta

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Renato Giannetti, Michelangelo Vasta
    Pages 1-14
  3. Giovanni Federico
    Pages 15-47
  4. Renato Giannetti, Michelangelo Vasta
    Pages 49-61
  5. Renato Giannetti, Margherita Velucchi
    Pages 63-86
  6. Michelangelo Vasta
    Pages 87-110
  7. Leonardo Bargigli, Michelangelo Vasta
    Pages 111-152
  8. Michelangelo Vasta
    Pages 153-189
  9. Giovanni Federico, Pier Angelo Toninelli
    Pages 191-238
  10. Alberto Rinaldi
    Pages 239-263
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 265-310

About this book


During the first two-thirds of the 20th century the themes of sectorial structure and compared performance prevail in Italian economic historiography. In the last part of the century, in contrast, attention is focused on the behavior of single economic actors and their micro-economic strategies. This book intends to act as a bridge between the two approaches, and reconstructs - through an original study based on a plurality of methodologies - the secular journey of Italian industrial enterprise, concentrating on the main themes that have characterized the historical and economic debate in the course of time: structural changes and economic growth relative to the succession of technological regimes, the comparison on an international scale, large and small enterprise, the organizational structure of ownership and control, the characteristics of entrepreneurs and managers and their strategies.


Economic history Enterprises Industries Italy economic growth

Editors and affiliations

  • Renato Giannetti
    • 1
  • Michelangelo Vasta
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Studi Storici e GeograficiUniversità di FirenzeFirenzeItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Economia PoliticaUniversità di SienaSienaItaly

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