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L'utilizzo e l'outsourcing dei servizi alle imprese nei distretti industriali


  • Giacinto Micucci

    () (Banca d’Italia, Ancona)


This paper deals with the use and outsourcing of production services by firms located in Italian industrial districts, using a survey from the Bank of Italy. The main results are the following: (i) Firms playing a leading role towards the other firms in the district make more use of marketing services; (ii) There is a positive association between a low integration of activities inside the firm and a less stable demand for its own products; (iii) Outsourcing outside the industrial district allows firms to enrich their value chain with some intangible assets produced in the largest cities; (iv) Information technology also permits easier contacts with other firms not located in the same district.

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  • Giacinto Micucci, 2003. "L'utilizzo e l'outsourcing dei servizi alle imprese nei distretti industriali," Rivista di Politica Economica, SIPI Spa, vol. 93(2), pages 79-114, March-Apr.
  • Handle: RePEc:rpo:ripoec:v:93:y:2003:i:2:p:79-114

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    JEL classification:

    • D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
    • L6 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing
    • L8 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services


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