Knowledge and Information Networks: Evidence from an Italian Wine Local System
Andrea Morrison () and
Roberta Rabellotti ()
No 174, KITeS Working Papers from KITeS, Centre for Knowledge, Internationalization and Technology Studies, Universita' Bocconi, Milano, Italy
A well-grounded empirical and theoretical literature shows that local production systems can benefit from external economies generated by a shared ‘industrial atmosphere’. Many scholars would agree that in contexts as industrial districts, clusters and local systems, economic actions are strongly embedded in social and institutional factors. Nevertheless, many scholars would instead debate about the nature, boundaries and processes underpinning ‘industrial atmosphere’. This paper aims at contributing to this field of studies by entering into the black box of the ‘industrial atmosphere’ reconstructing the informal contacts underpinning collective learning in a local production system. The study is based on empirical evidence collected at firm level in an Italian wine local system and uses methods of network analysis.
Keywords: Social Networks; Knowledge; Industrial Clusters; Wine Sector (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O31 R10 Z13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cse, nep-geo, nep-ino, nep-net, nep-soc and nep-ure
Date: 2005-09, Revised 2005-09
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