Structural Macroeconomic Change and the Size Pattern of Manufacturing Firms

  • Fabrizio Traù

About this book


The crisis of the so-called Golden Age regime has been paralleled since the late 1960s by an increasing importance of market exchanges as opposed to vertically integrated manufacturing activity, leading to major changes in the size structure of firms. These changes have generally taken the form of an employment shift towards low-scale firms, lower average size and a higher number of manufacturing units. This book tries to explain on theoretical grounds the reasons for such important discontinuity.


business development employment employment growth environment growth macroeconomics manufacturing structural change

Authors and affiliations

  • Fabrizio Traù
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Department of the Confederation of Italian IndustriesRomeItaly
  2. 2.Research Associate at the ECRC Centre for Business ResearchUniversity of CambridgeUK

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