Italian industrial districts as cognitive systems: Are they still reproducible?

@inproceedings{Camuffo2011ItalianID,
  title={Italian industrial districts as cognitive systems: Are they still reproducible?},
  author={Arnaldo Camuffo and Roberto Grandinetti},
  year={2011}
}
Adopting a knowledge-based perspective, this study develops a framework of how Italian industrial districts (IDs) operate and evolve as cognitive systems. First, we analyse the mechanisms that facilitate knowledge diffusion across firms within IDs, the enabler of cross-firm knowledge transfer (absorptive capacity) and the process of producing new knowledge by combination. Within this analysis, we consider the formation of new firms resulting from the break-away of human resources from existing… CONTINUE READING

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