The Competitive Advantage of Industrial Districts

Theoretical and Empirical Analysis

  • Michele Bagella
  • Leonardo Becchetti
Conference proceedings

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Industrial Districts: Crucial Competitive Factors, Research Activity and Productivity

  3. Industrial Districts and Foreign Competitiveness: Export and Internationalisation Performance

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 195-232

About these proceedings


Several interesting results on the economics of industrial districts are collected in this book. The first part investigates over internal determinants of industrial district competitiveness looking at internal productivity, at patterns of innovation and at those factors which create a favorable industrial atmosphere. The second part of the book investigates over foreign competitiveness of industrial districts focusing on the performance of export and of other forms of internationalisation.


Export Industril district Räumliche Agglomeration firm performance geographical agglomeration kleine und mittlere Unternehmen productivity small and medium firms

Editors and affiliations

  • Michele Bagella
    • 1
  • Leonardo Becchetti
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Economics Department of Economics and InstitutionsUniversity of Rome Tor VergataRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-1254-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-57666-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1933
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