Module A (Prof. Marco Bellandi)
Application of theories of local development and industrial districts, in terms of methods of analysis of various configurations and relations between the territory and industries
Module B (Prof. Mario Biggeri)
Theoretical approaches and research methods on Local and industrial development in emerging countries. In particular, the STEHD framework for analyzing Human Development is presented. Case studies
Compulsory (to be confirmed at lesson):
1. Bellandi M., De Propris L. (2015). "Three Generations of Industrial districts". Investigaciones Regionales – Journal of Regional Research, 32: 75-87
2. Bellandi M. (2009). External economies, specific public goods and policies. In: G.Becattini, M.Bellandi, L.DePropris (eds.). A Handbook of Industrial Districts, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 712-725
3. Bellandi M., De Propris L. (2012). Small firms and industrial districts. In: M. Dietrich, J. Krafft (eds.), Handbook on the Economics and Theory of the Firm, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 375-387
4. Bellandi M. (2001). Local development and embedded large firms, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 13 (3): 189-210
5. Bellandi M., Caloffi A. (2008). District internationalization and trans-local development. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 20 (6): 517-532
6. Bellandi M., Di Tommaso M. (2006). The local dimensions of industrial policy. In: P.Bianchi, S.Labory (eds.), International Handbook of Industrial Policy, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 342-361
7. Bellandi M., Caloffi A. (2016). Industrial policies in a Marshallian-based multilevel perspective, European Planning Studies, 24 (4): 687–703
8. Bellandi M. (2013), Territorial policies for industrial renaissance and innovation. European Review of Industrial Economics and Policy - ERIEP, 7, mis en ligne le 20 décembre 2013, URL : http://revel.unice.fr/eriep/index.html?id=3641
ONLY FOR ATTENDING STUDENTS: possibility of replace at the exam 3 of the above readings with a presentation on themes and cases from Stein, E., Crespi, G. (Eds.), Rethinking Productive Development. Sound Policies and Institutions for Economic Transformation. Inter-American Development Bank, Palgrave, 2014.
PARTE B [to be confirmed at lesson]:
1. Pitelis C. (2006), ‘Industrial Policy: Perspectives, Experience, Issues', in P. Bianchi and S. Labory (eds.), International Handbook of Industrial Policy, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham
2. Pike A., A. Rodríguez-Pose and J. Tomaney (2007), ‘What Kind of Local and Regional Development and for Whom? Regional Studies', 41(9), 1253-1269
3. Martin R. (2011), ‘Regional Economies as Path-Dependent Systems: Some Issues and Implications', in P. Cooke, B. Asheim, R. Boschma, R. Martin, D. Schwartz and F. Tödtling, Handbook of Regional Innovation and Growth, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham
4. Barca F., McCann P. and Rodríguez-Pose A. (2012), ‘The case for regional development intervention: Place-based versus place-neutral approaches', Journal of Regional Science, 52(1): 134-152
5. Nadvi K. and Barrientos S. (2004), Industrial clusters and poverty reduction. Towards a methodology for poverty and social impact assessment of cluster development initiatives, UNIDO, Vienna P.1-48
6. Class Notes on Research methods (Only for attending students)
7. Biggeri M. and Ferrannini A. (2014), "Sustainable Human Development at the local level", in Biggeri M. and Ferrannini A. (2014), Sustainable Human Development: A new territorial and people-centred perspective, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. Ch. 1 including the appendix 1.
8. Biggeri M. and Ferrannini A. (2014), "The STEHD framework - Sustainable Territorial Evolution for Human Development", in Biggeri M. and Ferrannini A. (2014), Sustainable Human Development: A new territorial and people-centred perspective, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. Ch. 2
9. Class Notes on BuenVivir (Only for attending students)
10. Biggeri M. and Ferrannini A. (2014), "International development cooperation at the local level: the UNDP ART Global Initiative", in Biggeri M. and Ferrannini A. (2014), Sustainable Human Development: A new territorial and people-centred perspective, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. Ch. 4
11. Biggeri M. and Ferrannini A. (2014), "Enabling factors for local economic development: Local and Regional Development Agencies", in Biggeri M. and Ferrannini A. (2014), Sustainable Human Development: A new territorial and people-centred perspective, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. Ch. 5
12. Ceglie G. and Stancher A., ‘The industrial district model in the development strategy of international organizations: The example of UNIDO', in G. Becattini, M. Bellandi and L. De Propris (eds.), The Handbook of Industrial Districts, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA
13. Class Notes on Clusters and informal sector in India and Italy (Only for attending students)
14. Mehrotra S. and Biggeri M., (2007), "Upgrading Informal Micro- and Small Enterprises through Clusters – Towards a Policy Agenda", in S. Mehrotra, M. Biggeri, (a cura di) (2007), Asian Informal Workers: Global Risks Local Protection Routledge, London (and Delhi for Asian Countries) pp. 361-399
Compulsory addition for non-attending students
Tewari M. (2009), ‘The complexity of upgrading industrial districts: Insights from the diesel engine industry in Ludhiana, India', in G. Becattini, M. Bellandi and L. De Propris (eds.), The Handbook of Industrial Districts, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA
Wang J. and Mei L. (2009), ‘Trajectories and prospects of industrial districts in China', in G. Becattini, M. Bellandi and L. De Propris (eds.), The Handbook of Industrial Districts, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA
- Knowledge of theorical and historical foundation of models of local productive development, with particula regard to Marshallian external economies, industrial districts and models of human development in the international literature
- Capacities of personal and analytical assessment of local and industrial development issues in developed and emerging countries. It is based on approaches of industrial economics and policy, and on theories and models of open local development and of policies of local industrial development. The student after the program will become aware of issues related to international cooperation programs for local and industrial development and the application of the human development perspective at the local level. Case studies aims at improving the skills and capacities in research.
The course contributes to the cultural background of the graduate students on a fundamental stream of contemporary economic reflections on local development, human development, policies of productive development. This aims at contributing to job placement targts of the LM ED, and at favouring the access to post-graduate programs of development economics and local productive systems
Module A andModule B have each approx. a 24 hours lenght
Overall: Lectures (32 hours), exercises (6 hours), seminars (4 hours); attending students may elaborate presentations on cases related to the topics of the course and some of them are discusses within the laboratories of the course (6 hours)
Handouts and other materials will be distributed in class by the instructors
Attendance is mandatory (also in case of make-up classes).
If a student misses a class it will be his/her responsibility to catch up with what he missed (notes, readings, assignments, etc.). To this aim, exchanging email addresses and phone numbers is highly recommended.
If a student misses more than 30% of the scheduled class hours he will not be considered as attending student.
Students are required to behave properly within the school premises. Classrooms are to be left in order and clean. Students must take care of available equipment and materials and promptly report any damage or loss.
Type of Assessment
Written and oral examination for NON attending students.
Oral examination (preliminary written answers) on a 30 points scale; a written essay on parts of the program for students attending the classes (module A); individual or group work on a case study (Module B), with a bonus of 1-3 points adding to the final mark.
- Some premises on the relations between Industrial economics and policies and Local industrial development (readings: 1,2);
- Local analysis and comparisons, with respect to forms of enterprises and teams, local labour markets, social capital, innovation processes and regional systems, international strategies of productive systems (readings: 3,4,5);
- Policies of local productive development. System-based approaches to support to productive development within evolving local/regional contexts, with particular regard to the role of specific public goods (readings: 6,7,8).
- Local and industrial development in developing countries: theoretical approaches and research Methods. Definitions and theoretical approaches (also from a decent work and poverty reduction perspective); Research methods: procedures to analyze local and industrial development. (readings: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,6);
- Human development at the local level and international cooperation. Integrated Sustainable Human Development at the Local Level the STHED Interpretative Framework (Sustainable Territorial Evolution for Human Development). Case studies: Tuscany Region and Ecuador Buenvivir; International cooperation UNDP ART; International cooperation LEDA and UNIDO. (readings: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12);
- Clusters and informal sectors. Clusters and informal sector. Case studies: Informal sector and SMEs development in India; Chinese industrialization during economic transition; Township and Village enterprises and the evolution of clusters in China, Chinese Clusters in Italy. (readings: 13, 14); A final part is dedicated to the evaluation of local and industrial cluster development including mixed methods and examples on Latin America.