Economics at your fingertips  

The Metadistrict as the Territorial Strategy: From Set Theory and a Matrix Organization Model Hypothesis

Francesco Contò (), Mariantonietta Fiore () and Piermichele La Sala ()

International Journal on Food System Dynamics, 2012, vol. 03, issue 1, 13

Abstract: The purpose of this proposal is to explore a new concept of 'Metadistrict' to be applied in a region of Southern Italy – Apulia - in order to analyze the impact that the activation of a special network between different sector chains and several integrated projects may have for revitalizing the local economy; an important role is assigned to the network of relationships and so to the social capital. The Metadistrict model stems from the Local Action Groups and the Integrated Projects of Food Chain frameworks. It may represent a crucial driver of the rural economy through the realization of sector circuits connected to the concept of multi-functionality in agriculture, that is Network of the Territorial Multi-functionality. It was formalized by making use of a set of theories and of a Matrix Organization Model. The adoption of the Metadistrict perspective as the territorial strategy may play a key role to revitalize the primary sector, through the increase of economic and productive opportunities due to the implementation of a common and shared strategy and organization.

Keywords: Agribusiness; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Industrial Organization; Institutional and Behavioral Economics; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Risk and Uncertainty (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (3) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.144843

Access Statistics for this article

More articles in International Journal on Food System Dynamics from International Center for Management, Communication, and Research Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by AgEcon Search ().

Page updated 2020-06-02
Handle: RePEc:ags:ijofsd:144843