HISTORY OF LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Acquisition of knowledge in the field of Italian industrial development, with particular reference to the district model of Third Italy.
Course contents summary
The course aims to reconstruct and interpret Italian industrial development, with particular reference to the creation and success of industrial districts in the areas of the so-called Third Italy. This development presents particular aspects, since it is based on the presence of small and medium enterprises, which are characterised by their high level of specialisation and equally marked flexibility. The course aims to show students that the success of this form of
industrialisation is a structural element of the entire process of
Italian development (and not just a marginal event) and that, within this context the action of local institutions and organisations
(scholastic system, local banks, local entities, business associations, etc.) was fundamental.
1. Grandi A., Tessuti compatti. Distretti industriali e istituzioni intermedie nello sviluppo italiano, Rosenberg & Sellier, 2007.
2. Magagnoli S., Sviluppo economico e politiche industriali nell’Emilia repubblicana, in Tempi di conflitti, tempi di crisi. Contesti e pratiche del conflitto sociale a Reggio Emilia nei «lunghi anni Settanta», edited by Baldissara L., L’Ancora del Mediterraneo, 2008.
The examination will be written.