The paper focuses on the segmentation of innovation processes within a local dimension. A wide set of statistical indicators for high-tech and medium-high tech manufacturing and service activities in particular, disaggregated at the provincial level, define and describe the different shades of innovation found in local economies. Multivariate statistical techniques enable the identification of five different territorial profiles, i.e., five different ways of acting and competing in the market. The aim of the study is to chart a map of innovation for the Italian production system, highlighting its strengths and weaknesses.
Keywords: Innovazione, sviluppo locale, competitività, cluster territoriali, industria manifatturiera, servizi
Jel Code: L11, L16, O33, R12