Entrepreneurial Growth in Industrial Districts: Four Italian Cases

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Edward Elgar Publishing, May 14, 2014 - Business & Economics - 269 pages
Entrepreneurial Growth in Industrial Districts illustrates that Industrial Districts (ID) have dramatically changed over the past three decades; the Marshallian notion of a cluster of small firms has been vastly transformed by the emergence of rapidly gro
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
PART ONE Industrial Districts and Firmlevel Entrepreneurship
13
2 Industrial districts and firms
15
3 The concept of firmlevel entrepreneurship
41
4 Firmlevel entrepreneurship as a framework of analysis
67
PART TWO Four Italian Cases
85
5 Alessi
87
6 Geox
113
7 Illycaffe
129
8 Luxottica
145
PART THREE Entrepreneurial Growth in Industrial Districts
163
9 Crosscase analysis
165
10 Discussion and conclusion
219
References
235
Index
259
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