Small-scale Industry in Rural Areas: the Italian Experience

  • Giorgio Fuà
Part of the International Economic Association Series book series (IEA)


In Italy, as in other countries, the beginning of modern industry was largely based on small firms operating in rural areas or ‘putting out’ work to rural dwellers. A comprehensive account of Italian experiences with ‘small-scale industrialisation in rural areas’ would have therefore to start from a remote past, and would be too large a subject for the present paper.


Small Firm Historical Perspective Small Enterprise Industrial District Italian Experience 
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  1. Fuà, G. (1983) ‘L’industrializzazione nel Nord-Est e nel Centro’, in Fuà, G. and Zacchia, C. (eds) Industrializzazione senza fratture (Bologna: Il Mulino).Google Scholar

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© International Economic Association 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Giorgio Fuà
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  1. 1.University of AnconaItaly

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