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The Pillars of the Italian Economy

Manufacturing, Food & Wine, Tourism

Editors: Fortis, Marco (Ed.)

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  • Analyzes the competitive advantages of the Italian economy
  • Provides evidence of Italy’s competitiveness in foreign trade
  • Combines detailed statistical data analysis with a historical perspective
  • Analyzes in detail the Italian productive system and industrial districts, the manufacturing sector, and other strengths of the Italian economy
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About this book

This book offers a detailed analysis of the key sectors in the Italian economy, with the focus especially on areas in which the economy excels, such as the automatic packaging machinery sector, pharmaceutical production, the food and wine industry, and tourism. The book explains how, contrary to widespread opinion, Italy is one of the world’s most competitive countries in foreign trade, as confirmed by a new index compiled by Fondazione Edison that highlights its strengths and top traded products. The main characteristics of the Italian productive system, which is primarily composed of SMEs, are documented, and a map illustrating the importance of the various industrial districts is proposed, identifying their sectors of specialization, historical roots, and development. The principal steps in Italy’s industrialization over the past 150 years are then outlined, in particular for the manufacturing system – the main driver of Italian exports. In-depth analyses of the mechanical industry and the machinery sector follow. In combining meticulous analysis of statistical data with a historical perspective, this book will appeal to all with an interest in the Italian economy.

About the authors

Marco Fortis, born in 1956, is an economist, vice-president and director of Edison Foundation. He teaches Industrial Economy and Foreign Trade in the Political Science Faculty of Catholic University of Milan. He is the author or editor of numerous scientific publications, essays, and articles and has contributed leading articles to Economia Politica - Journal of Analytical and Institutional Economics, Il Sole 24 Ore, Il Messaggero.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Italy’s Top Products in World Trade. The Fortis-Corradini Index

    Pages 1-81

    Fortis, Marco (et al.)

  • Production Districts and Their Relevance in the Italian Economy: A Few Analytical Profiles

    Pages 83-170

    Fortis, Marco

  • Development Profiles of the Italian Industrial System and Its Exports from the Unification of Italy to the Present: The Case of Mechanical Engineering

    Pages 171-218

    Fortis, Marco (et al.)

  • The Automatic Packaging Machinery Sector in Italy and Germany

    Pages 219-264

    Fortis, Marco (et al.)

  • Italy: A New European Pharmaceutical Hub

    Pages 265-282

    Fortis, Marco (et al.)

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eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-40186-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-40185-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-82048-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Pillars of the Italian Economy
Book Subtitle
Manufacturing, Food & Wine, Tourism
Editors
  • Marco Fortis
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-40186-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-40186-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-40185-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82048-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 334
Number of Illustrations
54 b/w illustrations
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