Local development

In a scenario of deep transformation of the Italian productive texture, exacerbated by globalisation and recession crises, we are interested in understanding the evolution of Industrial Districts (IDs) and the rationale for the heterogeneity among and within IDs in their ability to compete in international markets.

Enlarging the focus to the regional level, we are interested in comparing Italian regions in their ability to innovate and compete, focusing especially on Knowledge Intensive Business Services (KIBS) service companies, often overlooked, playing a key role in disseminating and developing innovation locally.

Relevant publications on this project

Industrial Districts and local development

KIBS and regional innovation systems

Media coverage