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The Managerial Revolution in Italy. The Managers of IRI (1945–1970)

  • Daniela Felisini
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Part of the Central Issues in Contemporary Economic Theory and Policy book series (CICETP)

Abstract

This chapter aims to analyze the managers of Istituto per la Ricostruzione Industriale (IRI)—the major State-owned industrial holding and the most prominent example of managerial capitalism in the history of Italian economy—in the significant period of the so-called Golden Age.

The analysis is founded on a data-set concerning top and middle managers (education, military service, political and religious affiliations, recruitment and career), built intertwining a multiplicity of original sources. Based on empirical evidence, the chapter aims to get a deeper understanding of some of the crucial issues in the identity and action of State-owned enterprises’ (SOEs’) managers, mainly the complex relationships with the government and the political milieu.

Keywords

State-owned enterprises Public managers IRI Technocracy 

JEL Classification

N44 L32 D73 N84 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniela Felisini
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  1. 1.Department of History, Humanities and SocietyUniversity of Rome “Tor Vergata”RomeItaly

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