The development of the Mezzogiorno (also known as “Southern Italy”) according to an industrial logic would turn Italy into a France or Germany in Europe. There are two main points. The first is that development of the Mezzogiorno requires an “industrial logic”, an expression used in 1946 by the founders of SVIMEZ.
Today we would place this paradigm alongside that of the “real economy” to emphasize that organizational and productive rationality can be applied across the board. Only in this way can the Mezzogiorno's territorial system be freed from the discretionary subsidies that begin and end in a form of welfare dependency that the highly qualified resources of the South do not need.
This is because the Mezzogiorno already has strengths and points of excellence in the real economy capable of competing, even internationally, on a par with the companies of Northern Italy. The difference is that whereas in the North there is a robust network of firms that make up a system or several territorial systems with external and internal economies that represent its strength, the Mezzogiorno has no network and relatively few firms. At any rate not enough for a region with 26 million inhabitants.
The conclusion is that integration between agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, logistics and infrastructure is the cornerstone of Mediterranean progress and development in the first decades of the 21st century.
|Titolo tradotto del contributo||[Autom. eng. transl.] The strength and weakness of Southern Italy|
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||L’economia reale nel Mezzogiorno|
|Editor||ALBERTO QUADRIO CURZIO, MARCO FORTIS|
|Numero di pagine||28|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2014|
|Nome||Collana della Fondazione Edison|