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Organizational success factors in market-driven local agro-food industries: a regional case study from Sicily

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  • Vindigni, Gabriella

    (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculteit der Economische Wetenschappen en Econometrie (Free University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics Sciences, Business Administration and Economitrics)

  • Nijkamp, Peter
  • Carra, Giuseppina

Abstract

Local industries often face fierce competition in the same region, especially as regards traditional products. Competition mechanisms to survive may be based on learning principles and organizational networks. The present paper summarizes the most important literature in the field and tests the above proposition by means of a case study on local honey production in Sicily. The analysis is based on a recently developed artificial intelligence method for nominal (linguistic) information, coined decision tree analysis.

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Paper provided by VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics in its series Serie Research Memoranda with number 0014.

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Date of creation: 2004
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:vuarem:2004-14

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Keywords: local industries; competition; Sicily;

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