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Growth and “diversity” of Italian industry: the position of Southern Italy

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  • Stefano Prezioso
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    The essay investigates the effects induced by the Post-Euro competitive environment on industry in Southern Italy. The approach considers a set of structural indicators - exports, FDI flows, size distribution of firms, productivity growth- in order to illustrate how the industrial system of the “Mezzogiorno” adapts to changes in the competitive environment. The findings reveal that industry in Southern Italy, following a pattern in contrast with the evolution observed elsewhere in the country, has progressively concentrated its competitive efforts in "scale-intensive" sectors. In the meanwhile, the indicators show a considerable increase in the mobility of labour.

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    Article provided by Associazione Rossi Doria in its journal QA.

    Volume (Year): (2008)
    Issue (Month): 3 (July)
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    Handle: RePEc:rar:journl:0083

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    Keywords: Labour Mobility; Country and Industry Studies of Trade; Industrial Structure;

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