From Industrial Districts to Local Development

An Itinerary of Research

The late Giacomo Becattini, formerly Professor of Political Economy, Marco Bellandi, Professor of Applied Economics, Gabi Dei Ottati, Professor of Industrial Economics, University of Florence and Fabio Sforzi, University of Parma, Italy

From Industrial Districts to Local Development introduces a set of papers representing the main contribution of the ‘Florence school’ to the recent literature on industrial districts. The authors illustrate that the revitalisation of the concept of industrial districts, returning to Alfred Marshall’s nineteenth-century writings, is rooted in an unconventional interpretation of the economic development of Tuscany after the Second World War.

2003 256 pp Hardback 978 1 84376 159 4 £86.00 £77.40 $129.00 $116.10

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