Read While You Wait - Get immediate ebook access, if available*, when you order a print book

SxI - Springer for Innovation / SxI - Springer per l'Innovazione

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

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

Free Preview
  • 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
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook 50,28 €
price for France (gross)
  • ISBN 978-88-470-2589-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 63,29 €
price for France (gross)
  • ISBN 978-88-470-2588-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Rent the eBook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
  • can be used across all devices
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)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 50,28 €
price for France (gross)
  • ISBN 978-88-470-2589-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 63,29 €
price for France (gross)
  • ISBN 978-88-470-2588-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Rent the eBook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
  • can be used across all devices
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

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
XV, 193
Topics

*immediately available upon purchase as print book shipments may be delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis. ebook access is temporary and does not include ownership of the ebook. Only valid for books with an ebook version. Springer Reference Works are not included.