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Hornet flight. Reasoning on the Italian economic peculiarity


  • Arnaldo Bagnasco


This essay offers some thoughts prompted by reading “Il calabrone Italia. Ricerche e ragionamenti sulla peculiarità economica italiana” that brings together some of the most significant articles by Giacomo Becattini on the Italian economy and industrial districts. A new unpublished chapter reviews the stages in the development of his research and theory. Becattini is recognized as a social scientist, seeking out links between the economy, society and culture. The essay concludes that development in theory and research on the industrial districts has opened up the topic of local development to a more general interest.

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  • Arnaldo Bagnasco, 2008. "Hornet flight. Reasoning on the Italian economic peculiarity," QA - Rivista dell'Associazione Rossi-Doria, Associazione Rossi Doria, issue 1, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:rar:journl:0074

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    1. Malthus, Thomas Robert, 1798. "An Essay on the Principle of Population," History of Economic Thought Books, McMaster University Archive for the History of Economic Thought, number malthus1798.
    2. West, Edward, 1815. "Essay on the Application of Capital to Land," History of Economic Thought Books, McMaster University Archive for the History of Economic Thought, number west1815.
    3. Kurz, Heinz D, 1978. "Rent Theory in a Multisectoral Model," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 30(1), pages 16-37, March.
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    Industrial Organization; Economic Development; Technological Change and Growth; Urban; Rural and Regional Economics;

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    • L00 - Industrial Organization - - General - - - General
    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
    • R00 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General - - - General


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