WIT Press

The Italian Industrial Districts And Transport/communication Facilities

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT990511

Volume

44

Pages

11

Published

1999

Size

1,049 kb

Author(s)

Enrico Musso & Riccardo Soliani

Abstract

Economic performances of Italian local systems of small and medium enterprise have been considered of the utmost interest by foreign and Italian scholars. This paper aims at analysing the relation between the Italian pattern of "industrial district" and transport/communication services, as well as accessibility levels. Our purpose is also to investigate the influence of accessibility levels on the economic performance of districts, and to survey whether an high accessibility is a key location factor affecting the rise of a district, or, on the contrary, the factors giving rise to a district are effective despite a poor level of accessibility and of transport/communication facili

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