The article describes some potential evolutionary mechanisms that have been experienced by firms in industrial districts. In particular, we focus on acquisition-driven and branddriven mechanisms, which can bring important changes in the local socio-economic structure of the district. Our reflection is grounded in an empirical case, which relate to the historical footwear district of Riviera del Brenta, in which the two mechanisms seem to coexist.
Keywords: Evolutionary Mechanisms, District Firms, Acquisition-driven, Brand-driven, Multinational Enterprises, Global Value Chains
Jel Code: R00; L67; L20; F23
Fiorenza Belussi, Annalisa Caloffi, Martina Contin, Silvia Rita Sedita, Riviera del Brenta district’s firms in between global brands and multinationals in "ECONOMIA E SOCIETÀ REGIONALE " 2/2017, pp. 44-54, DOI:10.3280/ES2017-002004