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Il contributo del capitale umano imprenditoriale alla riqualificazione delle imprese

Daniela Federici and Francesco Ferrante ()

No 64, Working Papers from AlmaLaurea Inter-University Consortium

Abstract: The connection between the weak performance of the Italian economy and the mechanisms governing the creation and allocation of human capital has been investigated only rarely. This paper argues that the Italian economy faces not just a generic shortage of human capital but a specific shortage of entrepreneurial human capital, which explains the small size of firms and their lack of international competitiveness in high-tech sectors. We identify the main institutional mechanisms responsible for this state of affairs and the economic policy tools needed to promote the generation of entrepreneurial human capital.

Keywords: Education; Self-employment; Entrepreneurship; Human capital; Firms (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J23 J24 L25 L50 O17 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 24
Date: 2014-06
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