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Individual Contacts, Collective Patterns. Prato 1975-97, a story of interactions

  • Guido Fioretti

    (University of Bologna)

This article presents an agent-based model of an Italian textile district where thousands of small firms specialise in particular phases of fabrics production. It is an empirical model that reconstructs the communications between firms when they arrange production chains. In their turn, production chains reflect into the pattern of traffic in the geographical areas where the district extends.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Urban/Regional with number 0504010.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 28 Apr 2005
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpur:0504010
Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 30. Submitted to 'Environment and Planning B'
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  12. Guido Fioretti, 2002. "Information Structure and Behaviour of a Textile Industrial District," Urban/Regional 0207003, EconWPA, revised 13 Aug 2002.
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