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The Apulian Mechatronics District: Recent Changes and Development Prospects
Journal Title: QA Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria 
Author/s:  Francesco Prota 
Year:  2013 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  26 Pg. 117-142 FullText PDF:  337 KB
DOI:  10.3280/QU2013-001005
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This paper analyses the Apulian mechatronics district, and in particular recent developments during the global economic crisis that began in 2008, as well as the role played by public policies in favouring the birth and endurance of the local production system. Although it is going through a delicate phase, the local production system has the potential for further development. An important role in supporting its development can be played by public policies with measures designed, on the one hand, to increase the number of economic players and, on the other hand, to boost the technological content and competitiveness of local enterprises. EconLit Classification: R110, O180, L220
Keywords: Technological districts, Economic crisis, Public policies

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Francesco Prota, The Apulian Mechatronics District: Recent Changes and Development Prospects in "QA Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria" 1/2013, pp. 117-142, DOI:10.3280/QU2013-001005


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