addresses and ties together two classic issues of economic
thought concerning market production, i.e., the evolving variety
in organisation of division of labour, and the relationships
between small and large businesses. In order to do so, the
author describes concepts and analytical tools relating to
the determination of market and industry configurations
and outlines an ordered synthesis of recent debates on industrial
districts, translocal companies and development of place.
Interpretations based on principles of productive and transactional
efficiency are enriched by exploration of evolutionary, socio-cultural,
institutional, strategic, industrial policy aspects and constraints.
Particular emphasis is placed on understanding forces of industrial
progress based on the mobilisation of local resources. The
text also resorts to historical events, empirical examples,
and analytical models. Suggested readings and review questions
at the end of each chapter support the use of the volume as
a teaching aid, especially in advanced studies of economics,
industrial policy, regional economics, and local development.
Preface - 1. Division of Labour and Industrial Organisation
- 2. Markets, Enterprises, Teams: Nature and Efficiency -
3. Industrial Organisations: Stability, Change, Policies -
4. Small Businesses and Industrial Districts - 5. Large Businesses,
Translocal Companies, and New Technologies - 6. Industrial
Districts and Local Development - Bibliography - Index
Marco Bellandi holds a doctorate degree in
Political Economy and teaches Applied Economics.
1. Divisione del lavoro e organizzazione industriale
2. Mercato, impresa, squadra: natura ed efficienza a confronto
3. Organizzazione delle industrie fra stabilità, cambiamento e politiche
4. Piccole imprese e distretti industriali
5. Grandi imprese, imprese translocali e nuove tecnologie