© 2002

Complexity and Industrial Clusters

Dynamics and Models in Theory and Practice

  • Alberto Quadrio Curzio
  • Marco Fortis
Conference proceedings

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introduction: From Specific Industrial Cases to a General Economic Model?

    1. Alberto Quadrio Curzio, Marco Fortis
      Pages 1-9
  3. Complexity and Economic Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Murray Gell-Mann
      Pages 13-24
  4. General Models of Industrial Cluster Dynamics

  5. Success Cases Around the World

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 301-308

About these proceedings


The system of Italian industrial districts seems to have produced a "model of capitalism" that is different from those of the "Anglo-Saxon" and "Rhine Valley". However, the Italian model - which might be defined as "horizontal or network capitalism" - is not limited to Italy. Starting from a detailed look at the relations between general theories of complexity and an analysis of the economic dynamics of industrial clusters, this volume considers two different applications. Firstly, models of industrial clusters, and secondly, success cases of clusters around the world. The volume includes papers from well-known international authors. These papers were first presented at a conference organized by Fondazione Comunità e Innovazione in 2001 under the aegis of Edison (formerly Montedison) Group and of Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei.


Industrial Clusters Small and Medium Enterprises (SMES) agents agglomeration clusters complexity economic dynamics modeling

Editors and affiliations

  • Alberto Quadrio Curzio
    • 1
  • Marco Fortis
    • 2
  1. 1.CRANECUniversità CattolicaMilanoItaly
  2. 2.MontedisonMilanoItaly

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