The paper examines the relationship between the belonging to industrial districts (IDs) and international buying activities of manufacturing firms. A quantitative research has been carried out by using a sample of Italian manufacturing companies. Results revealed that firms belonging to IDs have a less accelerated pattern of internationalization in import strategy than non-district firms. The latter reveal a greater ability to respond to changes, especially those related to globalization, and to follow a more active approach in organizing an international supply chain.

Industrial districts and international supply chains: the case of Italy

MUSSO, FABIO;FRANCIONI, BARBARA
2016-01-01

Abstract

The paper examines the relationship between the belonging to industrial districts (IDs) and international buying activities of manufacturing firms. A quantitative research has been carried out by using a sample of Italian manufacturing companies. Results revealed that firms belonging to IDs have a less accelerated pattern of internationalization in import strategy than non-district firms. The latter reveal a greater ability to respond to changes, especially those related to globalization, and to follow a more active approach in organizing an international supply chain.
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