Local engines of global trade: the case of Italian industrial districts

  • Stefano Menghinello
Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)


In the past decade, the economic policy debate in EU countries has increasingly focused on the role of local industrial systems as a key factor both in improving national competitiveness in international markets, and in stimulating economic growth in less developed regions (Cowling and Sugden, 1999).


International Market Global Trade Export Performance Local Labour Market Industrial District 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano Menghinello
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  1. 1.Department of Economic StatisticsISTATRomeItaly

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