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Elenco completo Forms of Enterprise (2010) Evolution of Italian Enterprises (2006) WP

Evolution of Italian Enterprises in the 20th Century [with R. Giannetti] (eds), Heidelberg-New York, Physica-Verlag (Springer), 2006.

During the first two-thirds of the 20th century the themes of sectorial structure and compared performance prevail in Italian economic historiography. In the last part of the century, in contrast, attention is focused on the behavior of single economic actors and their micro-economic strategies. This book intends to act as a bridge between the two approaches, and reconstructs – through an original study based on a plurality of methodologies – the secular journey of Italian industrial enterprise, concentrating on the main themes that have characterized the historical and economic debate in the course of time: structural changes and economic growth relative to the succession of “technological regimes”, the comparison on an international scale, large and small enterprise, the organizational structure of ownership and control, the characteristics of entrepreneurs and managers and their strategies.





1. The historiography

Renato Giannetti and Michelangelo Vasta

2. Industrial structure (1911–2001)

Giovanni Federico

3. The concentration of the industrial structure (1913–1971)

Renato Giannetti and Michelangelo Vasta

4. The demography of manufacturing firms (1911–1971)

Renato Giannetti and Margherita Velucchi

5. The largest 200 manufacturing firms (1913–2001)

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6. Ownership and control in Italian capitalism (1911–1972)

Leonardo Bargigli and Michelangelo Vasta

7. Firm performance (1900–1971)

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8. Business strategies from Unification up to the 1970s

Giovanni Federico and Pier Angelo Toninelli

9. Entrepreneurs and managers (1913–1972)

Alberto Rinaldi


Renato Giannetti and Michelangelo Vasta

Appendix: the source and the Imita.db dataset

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