Business groups and industrial district in north-east Italy

Author/s Giulio Cainelli, Valentina Giannini, Donato Iacobucci
Publishing Year 2017 Issue 2017/2
Language Italian Pages 9 P. 85-93 File size 259 KB
DOI 10.3280/ES2017-002008
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The main aim of this paper is to provide a framework of the presence of business groups in the regions of North-East, with a particular focus on the manufacturing firms located within industrial districts. Both the industrial district and the business group represent alternative ways of networking. The main idea is that industrial districts and the belonging to business groups have supported firms during the economic and financial crisis, allowing the survival of less performing firms as well. Specifically, the analyses presented follow our hypotheses. After the shock caused by the Great Recession in 2008, surviving firms were those located within industrial districts or those belonging to groups.

Keywords: Business Groups, Industrial District, Survival, Resilience, Recession

Jel codes: R1, R3

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Giulio Cainelli, Valentina Giannini, Donato Iacobucci, Gruppi di impresa e distretti industriali nel nordest in "ECONOMIA E SOCIETÀ REGIONALE " 2/2017, pp 85-93, DOI: 10.3280/ES2017-002008