The Machine Tool Industry in Italy: Industrial Innovations and Performances

Paolo Rizzi, Fabio Campanini, Serena Costa

Risultato della ricerca: Working paper


The machine tool industry has a leading role in the Italian manufacturing system, above all in Northern Italy. This industrial branch is a strategic intermediate point in many manufacture dies, with an average innovation intensity higher than that of many other industrial branches. This work investigates if and in which way the innovation and the R&D processes carried out in the sector firms affect their productivity. We built a significant sample, which answered a questionnaire based on the CIS (Community Innovation Survey). Also a regional geographic dimension is used, to test the presence of specific local effects. Results show a positive and strong contribution from human capital to productivity, while, in the short term, physical capital have a negative impact, a result probably influenced by the economic crisis.
Lingua originaleEnglish
EditoreDipartimento di scienze economiche e sociali, Università cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza
Numero di pagine26
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2013




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