Journal title ECONOMIA E POLITICA INDUSTRIALE
Author/s Giacomo Becattini, Marco Bellandi, Lisa De Propris
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2011/3 Language English
Pages 23 P. 53-75 File size 232 KB
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The aim of the paper is to present the main lines of the wide-ranging and decades-long debate on IDs (industrial districts). We look at what the IDs have represented in the past, their current situation, and the challenges and opportunities these face in a socio-economic context that is spurring greater interaction between global and local forces. The paper first outlines a few basic concepts and some of the key findings to emerge from the more recent debate on industrial districts. Through a critical review of selected empirical and theoretical contributions from a growing body of worldwide literature, we identify themes that seem to coincide with the critical nodes of industrial districts, especially at a time when these face challenges as well as opportunities. The paper is presented as a contemporary reflection on such themes in a critical, albeit probably less than objective, way.
Keywords: Industrial districts, external economies, contemporary innovation and internationalization challenges, forms of regional capitalism, policies of local industrial development
Jel codes: B10, D24, R12
Giacomo Becattini, Marco Bellandi, Lisa De Propris, Industrial districts: the contemporary debate in "ECONOMIA E POLITICA INDUSTRIALE " 3/2011, pp 53-75, DOI: 10.3280/POLI2011-003003