The purpose of this paper is to obtain a better understanding of the presence of Chinese manufacturing entrepreneurship in industrial districts compared to other Italian local economies. Statistical data are used to uncover where Chinese manufacturing entrepreneurs localize their businesses and to what extent this localization is an innovation within the geographical pattern of industrial districts. Data on Chinese manufacturing micro-enterprises (i.e. with less than 10 persons employed) started up in years 2005–2007 and 2008–2010 are cross-tabulated by industrial districts and other local economies to investigate their change over time. The empirical findings show a dominance of industrial districts: those located in Tuscany are on top and Prato district ranks first.
Chinese manufacturing entrepreneurship capital: evidence from Italian industrial districts / Silvia, Lombardi; Sforzi, Fabio. - In: EUROPEAN PLANNING STUDIES. - ISSN 0965-4313. - 24:6(2016), pp. 1118-1132. [10.1080/09654313.2016.1155538]
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