Distretti made in Italy: come resistere alla crisi

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Districts made in Italy: how to resist the crisis

Marco Fortis, Monica Carminati

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[Autom. eng. transl.] The crisis in the world economy has dramatically reduced sales and exports, but the morale of "made in Italy" entrepreneurs must not fall under their heels. In fact, Italian industry has the capacity to react. For some time we have been arguing that Italy is one of the countries that is giving more signs of resistance during this global economic crisis. The quarterly statistics, in fact, clearly show that the countries most founded on the "real" economy and with less debt than households (Italy, France, Germany, to limit ourselves to Europe) go much better than those that in the past few years have done too much finance and real estate speculation and whose families are still heavily indebted (Great Britain and Spain). However, affirming the greater resilience of our country does not mean underestimating the difficulties that Italy will have to face due to the long times of the global recovery and its weak profile: homogeneous difficulties that lie above all in the risk of mortality of a high number of small and medium-sized enterprises squeezed between the drop in orders and the credit crunch, especially in the induced, as well as in the increase in the number of unemployed (albeit to a lesser extent than in other countries), especially in the so-called “precarious workers ". Structural reforms are important and should be started as soon as possible, but will produce appreciable results on the system only in medium to long times.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Districts made in Italy: how to resist the crisis
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)84-89
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • crisi economica
  • distretti
  • economic recovery
  • industria manifatturiera
  • industrial clusters
  • manufactoring
  • rilancio
  • world economic crisis


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