Made in Italy: Small-Scale Industrialization and Its Consequences

Synopsis

This volume offers a unique contemporary and historical analysis of postwar small-scale industrialization in central and northeastern Italy. Blim challenges the widely discussed model for industrial revival proposed by Piore and Sabel in their 1984 study, arguing that forms of labor exploitation rather than technological innovation account for the central-northeastern Italian industrial success. He also challenges contemporary economic policy notions that argue that this kind of industrial success is longlasting and easily applicable in other late-developing regions.