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Between Cities and Districts: Local Software Systems in Italy

Andrea Biagiotti and Luigi Burroni

in Changing Governance of Local Economies

Published in print February 2004 | ISBN: 9780199259403
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603020 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199259402.003.0017
 Between Cities and Districts: Local Software Systems in Italy

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This chapter examines the Italian software industry, highlighting its unique features. It argues that high-tech activity tends to concentrate in certain locations due to the presence of specific local external economies. It outlines the differences between local systems of software production and other local product systems.

Keywords: Pisa; software industry; local systems; LCCGs; software production; information technology; communication technology

Chapter.  9461 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Economics

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