Industrial policy and technology in ItalyEconomia e Politica Industriale - Journal of Industrial and Business Economics (2016)
After the crisis started in 2008 Italy’s industry has lost close to one
quarter of its industrial production. The article documents the decline of Italy’s
industry and technology, setting it in the context of the demise of post-war government
intervention and of the current European debate on industrial policies. An
analysis of the current tools used in Italy’s industrial and innovation policy is carried
out, showing its ‘horizontal’ approach, limited resources and fragmented measures.
Current initiatives appear unable to support a revival of production and investment
and to reduce Italy’s gap in technological activities. The conclusions argue that the
possibility to reconstruct the country’s production capacity largely depends on the
development of a new industrial policy combining Italian and European initiatives.
- Industrial policy,
Publication DateFall 2016
Citation InformationMatteo Lucchese, Leopoldo Nascia and Mario Pianta. "Industrial policy and technology in Italy" Economia e Politica Industriale - Journal of Industrial and Business Economics Vol. 43 Iss. 3 (2016) p. 233 - 260
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mario_pianta/138/