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Small Firms and <i>Made in Italy</i>

Francesca Carnevali

in Europe's Advantage

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780199257393
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603846 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199257396.003.0010
Small Firms and Made in Italy

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This chapter considers the reasons behind successive Italian governments’ decision to continue their support of small firms after 1945, and how this has shaped the structure of the economy. The relationship between local banks and small firms is analysed further, considering the claim made by the literature that Italy’s banks present high levels of inefficiency.

Keywords: banking regulation; subsidies; credit restrictions; local banks

Chapter.  11859 words. 

Subjects: Economic History

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