Un automa cellulare per lo studio del distretto industriale
AbstractCellular automata are a class of computational models that make it possible to represent complex dynamic systems with a large number of interacting units. The global properties of the system originate from the evolution of the automaton, subject only to the rules of local interaction. An industrial district can be considered as a system with a large number of small firms taking action without a global strategy. Each firm interacts locally with other firms within a co-operation/competition framework. One of the most important elements characterising an industrial district consists in information transparency, i.e., the circulation of market and product information throughout the system. This paper describes a dynamical cellular simulation of an "ideal-type" industrial district with a focus on this particular feature. The results are important - revealing an increase in the mean profitability of firms in the industrial district compared to other productive systems and a more uniform distribution of profits, along with a lower aggregate and market concentration.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Società editrice il Mulino in its journal Politica economica.
Volume (Year): (2002)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Contact details of provider:
You can help add them by filling out this form.
CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
- Guido Fioretti, 2004.
"Will industrial districts exploit B2B? A local experience and a general assessment,"
Springer, vol. 6(3), pages 221-242, December.
- Guido Fioretti, 2005. "Will Industrial Districts Exploit B2B? A local experience and a general assessment," Urban/Regional 0504008, EconWPA.
- Guido Fioretti, 2005. "Agent-Based Models of Industrial Clusters and Districts," Urban/Regional 0504009, EconWPA.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: ().
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.