The Italian firms between crisis and the new globalization

@inproceedings{Accetturo2011TheIF,
  title={The Italian firms between crisis and the new globalization},
  author={Antonio Accetturo and Anna Giunta and Salvatore Rossi},
  year={2011}
}
This paper analyzes the characteristics of Italian firms involved in global value chains (i?½intermediatei?½ firms) by using the Bank of Italy survey on industrial companies. Intermediate firms show, on average, worse features than i?½finali?½ firms: smaller size, lower share of white collars, lower productivity and export propensity. However we observe a strong heterogeneity, depending on the ability (and modalities) to upgrade along the value chains. There are wide differences between… CONTINUE READING

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