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What Next? How the Internalization Process Might Lead to the Dissolution of Veneto's Low-technology Industrial District


  • Alessandro Spaventa
  • Salvatore Monni

    () (Department of Law, Università degli Studi Roma Tre)


Since the early '90s Veneto's firms have progressively internationalised their production process. After having described this phenomenon, we discuss the conditions under which it could lead in the medium term to the vanishing of the district of origin and the potential development of an industrial district in the recipient area. To support our case we examine the characteristics, trends and effects of the internationalisation process of the Montebelluna industrial district. We conclude by suggesting the adoption of policy measures to amplify possible positive effects and counter negative consequences.

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  • Alessandro Spaventa & Salvatore Monni, 2007. "What Next? How the Internalization Process Might Lead to the Dissolution of Veneto's Low-technology Industrial District," Working Papers 0703, CREI Università degli Studi Roma Tre, revised 2007.
  • Handle: RePEc:rcr:wpaper:07_03

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    1. Lall, Sanjaya, 1992. "Technological capabilities and industrialization," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 20(2), pages 165-186, February.
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    3. Roberta Rabellotti & Alessia Amighini, 2003. "The effect of globalisation on industrial districts in Italy: evidence from the footwear sector," ERSA conference papers ersa03p500, European Regional Science Association.
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    Internationalisation; Clusters; Industrial districts; Delocalisation; Organization of Production;

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    • L23 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Organization of Production

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