Since the late 1970s, scholars have paid increasingly attention to micro-entrepreneurship in Italy, together with the acknowledgment of industrial districts as a primary theoretic and empirical approach to local industrial development. Industrial districts approach has explained the dependence of micro-entrepreneurship on the industrial atmosphere of a place. However, little attention has been paid on the origin of micro-entrepreneurs, and to what extent they are natives or foreigners, who have migrated in the place and have set up their economic activities. Data collected in ASIA-ISTAT archives overcome such lack of information. The aim of this paper is to investigate the structure of local micro-entrepreneurship in order to analyse (a) the extent of its natives/migrants entrepreneurs composition, and (b) which Italian regions and foreign countries such micro-entrepreneurs come from. The study uses an origin-destination matrix, which connects place of birth of micro-entrepreneurs and the place of localization of their firms. Places are defined on the basis of ISTAT Local Labour Market Areas (LLMAs).

The alien character of local economies: micro-entrepreneurship inside the origin-destination matrix / F. Lorenzini; F. Sforzi; F. Verrecchia. - 10:(2011), pp. 1-6. ((Intervento presentato al convegno SIS 2011 Statistical Conference - Statistics in the 150 years from Italian Unification tenutosi a Bologna nel 8-10 giugno 2011.

The alien character of local economies: micro-entrepreneurship inside the origin-destination matrix

SFORZI, Fabio;
2011

Abstract

Since the late 1970s, scholars have paid increasingly attention to micro-entrepreneurship in Italy, together with the acknowledgment of industrial districts as a primary theoretic and empirical approach to local industrial development. Industrial districts approach has explained the dependence of micro-entrepreneurship on the industrial atmosphere of a place. However, little attention has been paid on the origin of micro-entrepreneurs, and to what extent they are natives or foreigners, who have migrated in the place and have set up their economic activities. Data collected in ASIA-ISTAT archives overcome such lack of information. The aim of this paper is to investigate the structure of local micro-entrepreneurship in order to analyse (a) the extent of its natives/migrants entrepreneurs composition, and (b) which Italian regions and foreign countries such micro-entrepreneurs come from. The study uses an origin-destination matrix, which connects place of birth of micro-entrepreneurs and the place of localization of their firms. Places are defined on the basis of ISTAT Local Labour Market Areas (LLMAs).
The alien character of local economies: micro-entrepreneurship inside the origin-destination matrix / F. Lorenzini; F. Sforzi; F. Verrecchia. - 10:(2011), pp. 1-6. ((Intervento presentato al convegno SIS 2011 Statistical Conference - Statistics in the 150 years from Italian Unification tenutosi a Bologna nel 8-10 giugno 2011.
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