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Structural change in the venice local system: tourism specialization and industrial variety
Author/s: Valentina Bonello, Francesca Gambarotto, Giulio Pedrini 
Year:  2019 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  23 Pg. 147-169 FullText PDF:  380 KB
DOI:  10.3280/ES2019-002012
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This contribution provides both a static and dynamic representation of the industrial structure of the Metropolitan City of Venice and in the Travel-To-Work-Area of Venice in the medium and long run. The first part of the analysis is carried on using the "shift-and-share" technique to identify the main sources of persistence and structural change during the period 1991-2011. The second part focuses on the elaboration of the main indicators used in regional economics to assess the degree of specialization and variety that characterizes the industrial structure of the area. Results show that the growing tourism specialization has not been accompanied by a parallel development of the creative and cultural industry. Policy implications concern the need to implement actions aimed at maintaining and supporting a diversified economy that favors the creation of an innovative and resilient ecosystem.
Keywords: Economies of Variety, Tourism Specialization, Kibs, Evolution of Travel-To- Work-Areas

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Valentina Bonello, Francesca Gambarotto, Giulio Pedrini, Structural change in the venice local system: tourism specialization and industrial variety in "ECONOMIA E SOCIETÀ REGIONALE " 2/2019, pp. 147-169, DOI:10.3280/ES2019-002012


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