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Postcards from productive territories: industrial districts

#7 Prato

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Il distretto «degli stracci» di Prato ha subito negli ultimi vent’anni una profonda metamorfosi in ragione delle mutate condizioni macroeconomiche e di settore: verticalizzazione, integrazione della filiera, chiusura di piccole aziende, maggior peso a sperimentazione e innovazione, diverso rapporto con il territorio che investe ormai l’intera piana Firenze-Prato-Pistoia. Read more

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Back to Sassuolo. Metamorphosis of Industrial Districts and their Territories

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Despite industrial districts still play a relevant role in Italian economic system, they have deeply changed over the last decades. They faced the globalization of markets, the growing importance of the knowledge economy and the recent economic crisis; thus, they are undergoing a metamorphosis that leads them to open up, join supra-local territorial networks and systems, and reshape around a few leaders, mainly international medium-sized enterprises.  Read more