Regional Development in a Modern European Economy

Regional Development in a Modern European Economy : The Case of Tuscany

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Traditionally a strong textile area, Tuscany was targetted as an area in need of EC intervention to reverse industrial decline. Its development since then has made it a European Community success story. This volume brings together various different experts to examine the "Tuscan model" of development and its link with European integration. All aspects of the economy, from the textile industry to tourism are examined. It is shown that Tuscany has benefitted from European integration and regional decentralization, with an expanding export market to other EC countries. Crucially, the "principles and practice" approach demonstrates how the model can be applied to other such regions, and the book has applicability beyond the immediate scope of study. Given the absolute necessity of a coherent industrial policy at European level, this volume should be a valuable reference for students, scholars and practitioners alike.
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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 570g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • index
  • 1855671557
  • 9781855671553

Table of contents

Part 1 Tuscany in the European Community: the role of Tuscany in the European Community, Robert Leonardi; convergence in the European Community - the case of Tuscany, Shari Garmise; regional policy making in the European context, Raffaella Nanetti; the birth and development of industrial districts in Tuscany, Giacomo Becattini; the Tuscan model - an interpretation in light of recent trends, Fabio Sforzi; case studies - Prato and the textile industry, Marco Bellandi and Marco Romagnoli; case studies - Prato and its evolution in a European context, Gabi dei Ottati; case studies - Santa Croce in context or how industrial districts respond to the restructuring of world markets, Ash Amim; the evolution of Tuscan agriculture - the strategy of market niches, Reginaldo Cianferroni; Tuscan culture - between consumption and produciton, Antonio Floridia; networking and the European Single Market - Tuscany as the vanguard Mediterranean region, Robert Leonardi.
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