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Mid-sized Manufacturing Companies: The New Driver of Italian Competitiveness

Editors: Coltorti, F., Resciniti, R., Tunisini, A., Varaldo, R. (Eds.)

  • Original combination of qualitative (case studies) and quantitative (cross section financial analysis) empirical evidence on medium sized manufacturing companies
  • Longitudinal (two steps) analysis of pre and post 2008 economic crisis
  • Implications for management and entrepreneurship as well as for economic and industrial policy
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About this Textbook

The structure of Italian industry is characterized by a predominance of small sized companies and the presence of very few large companies. For a long time a conviction was shared among scholars and practitioners that the strength and safety of Italian industry were based on its industrial districts, that is, the system of interdependent and co-localized small companies which derive their competitive force from an effective and efficient division of labour. This book stresses the idea that a new, vital and promising phenomenon for the competitiveness of Italian industry is focused on mid-sized companies, and the systems of interconnected firms that form a constituent part of their business model. These companies, which originate largely from districts and other local production systems, are a strong entrepreneurial force complementing the districts that have characterized Italy and made Italian industry famous worldwide. A quantitative and qualitative analysis of these firms is provided in this book. Business models and strategies implemented by a number of successful Italian mid-sized manufacturing companies are also explored. Consequences in terms of management and industrial policies are provided. A final look at the German Mittelstand gives a useful comparison.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Background and goals of the book

    Tunisini, Annalisa (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Mid-sized companies according to Mediobanca-Unioncamere

    Barbaresco, Gabriele (et al.)

    Pages 13-40

  • A quantitative analysis of the companies under examination

    Barbaresco, Gabriele (et al.)

    Pages 41-73

  • Virtuous business models for international competitiveness

    Resciniti, Riccardo (et al.)

    Pages 75-136

  • Implications for managerial and industrial policy

    Coltorti, Fulvio (et al.)

    Pages 137-146

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $79.99
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  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
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  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mid-sized Manufacturing Companies: The New Driver of Italian Competitiveness
Editors
  • Fulvio Coltorti
  • Riccardo Resciniti
  • Annalisa Tunisini
  • Riccardo Varaldo
Series Title
SxI - Springer for Innovation / SxI - Springer per l'Innovazione
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Italia Srl.
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-2589-9
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-2589-9
Softcover ISBN
978-88-470-2588-2
Series ISSN
2239-2688
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 191
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