Groups of small and medium-sized firms in industrial districts in Italy

  • Donato Iacobucci
Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)


Literature on industrial districts has emphasised the’ systemic’ dimension of such productive organisation. Two ‘levels’ have drawn the attention of scholars: i) the ‘interfirm network’, i.e. the set of firms exchanging goods and services within a production chain (Staber, 2001; Whitford, 2001); ii) the ‘local system’, which is composed not only of firms located in a specific area but also of the social and political institutions that characterise the area1.


Corporate Governance Business Group Industrial District European Economic Review Single Company 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donato Iacobucci
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  1. 1.Computer Science InstituteUniversity of AnconaAnconaItaly

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