Industrial districts, multinational enterprises and value chains

Author/s Giovanni Solinas, Raffaele Giardino, Eleonora Di Maria, Stefano Micelli
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2011/3 Language Italian
Pages 14 P. 179-192 File size 147 KB
DOI 10.3280/POLI2011-003008
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The paper reconsiders the key issue of the industrial district and the multinational enterprise as two alternative or complementary drivers of local development in the light of new empirical evidence. That evidence derives from the results of two surveys of the determinants of linkages between local firms and foreign affiliates. The surveys were conducted in the Italian province of Modena in the past few years; Modena is well-known internationally for its leading industrial districts, which specialise in both traditional and high-tech manufacturing industries. The evidence shows that local firms and foreign affiliates are actively engaged in a dense local production network where foreign affiliates can play a crucial role in enhancing the position of local firms in global value chains.

Keywords: Multinational enterprise, firm location choice, international value chain, industrial district

Jel codes: F23, L22, R3, R12

Giovanni Solinas, Raffaele Giardino, Eleonora Di Maria, Stefano Micelli, Distretti industriali, imprese multinazionali e catene del valore in "ECONOMIA E POLITICA INDUSTRIALE " 3/2011, pp 179-192, DOI: 10.3280/POLI2011-003008