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The Role of Small and Medium-sized Cities in the Economy 3.0. Evidence from the Italian Case
Journal Title: SCIENZE REGIONALI  
Author/s: Fabiano Compagnucci, Augusto Cusinato 
Year:  2016 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  30 Pg. 61-90 FullText PDF:  694 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SCRE2016-002004
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The paper investigates the role that small and medium-sized cities (smcs) can play in the knowledge economy and, specifically, in the creativity-led economy. After defining the distinctive features of this pattern of development, the paper identifies the relevant agglomeration economies, focusing on the urban ones. The investigation leads to formulation of a set of hypotheses concerning the location rationales of the activities typical of the creativity-led economy, as well as the possible role of smcs. The hypotheses are tested with reference to the Italian case. The results show that smcs can play even a structuring role, provided that they are located in industrialized regional contexts.
Keywords: Creativity-led economy; agglomeration economies; small and medium-sized cities
Jel Code: O14, O18, O30

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Fabiano Compagnucci, Augusto Cusinato, The Role of Small and Medium-sized Cities in the Economy 3.0. Evidence from the Italian Case in "SCIENZE REGIONALI " 2/2016, pp. 61-90, DOI:10.3280/SCRE2016-002004

   

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