Crisis of corporations and new forms of entrepreneurship. the case of North-east Italy compared with European trends
The Committee, coordinated by Giuseppe Berta and Angelo Pichierri, has examined the nature of the analysed processes and proposed the hypothesis that the decline of the large corporation does not necessarily result in a global industrial decline, and that the ongoing process of change is not limited to corporations, but is structural, and ongoing, and is thus difficult to categorise. The Committee has focused on analysing medium-sized enterprises and their role in the ongoing transformation of industry in Italy, with special reference to the North-East. Topics studied include the historical transformation of Italy’s industrial set-up, which revolves around the size characteristics of enterprises: from the rise of corporations during the economic boom to the success of district enterprises in the 1980s and the gradual decline of the corporation, and current trends: globalisation and European integration processes have led to the crisis of industrial districts and the definitive collapse of Italian corporations, but also to the growth of a new core of competitive and dynamic enterprises – medium-sized enterprises. The work concluded in early 2006 with the publication of a White Paper (Marsilio, Venezia, 2007).
Libro bianco per il Nord Ovest (White Paper for the North West)
The economic importance of the north-west for Italy's economic and social geography is a constant of Italy's history. However, with the demise of the "industrial triangle" (Milan, Turin, Genoa), we...