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Title Mid-sized manufacturing companies : the new driver of italian competitiveness / edited by Fulvio Coltorti [and others]
Published Milan ; London : Springer, 2013


Description 1 online resource (191 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series SxI, Springer for innovation ; v. 7
Sxi - Springer per l'innovazione ; 7.
Contents Background and goals of the book / Annalisa Tunisini, Riccardo Resciniti -- Mid-sized companies according to Mediobanca-Unioncamere / Gabriele Barbaresco, Emanuela Salerno -- A quantitative analysis of the companies under examination / Gabriele Barbaresco, Nadia Portioli -- Virtuous business models for international competitiveness / Riccardo Resciniti, Annalisa Tunisini -- Implications for managerial and industrial policy / Fulvio Coltorti, Riccardo Varaldo -- Strategies and policies to support the competitiveness of German Mittelstand companies -- Successful paths of Italian mid-sized firms / Michela Matarazzo
Summary The structure of Italian industry is characterized by a predominance of small sized companies and the presence of very few large companies. For a long time a conviction was shared among scholars and practitioners that the strength and safety of Italian industry were based on its industrial districts, that is, the system of interdependent and co-localized small companies which derive their competitive force from an effective and efficient division of labour. This book stresses the idea that a new, vital and promising phenomenon for the competitiveness of Italian industry is focused on mid-sized companies, and the systems of interconnected firms that form a constituent part of their business model. These companies, which originate largely from districts and other local production systems, are a strong entrepreneurial force complementing the districts that have characterized Italy and made Italian industry famous worldwide. A quantitative and qualitative analysis of these firms is provided in this book. Business models and strategies implemented by a number of successful Italian mid-sized manufacturing companies are also explored. Consequences in terms of management and industrial policies are provided. A final look at the German Mittelstand gives a useful comparison
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Manufacturing industries -- Italy
Manufacturing industries -- Italy -- Case studies
Manufacturing industries
Genre/Form Case studies
Case studies.
√Čtudes de cas.
Form Electronic book
Author Coltorti, Fulvio, 1947-
ISBN 9788847025899