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The industrial district of Prato:: An analysis of the textile industry 1991 - 2001
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
2007 (English)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this thesis has been to analyse the textile industry of Prato between the years 1991 and 2001. The district has been examined in terms of population, employment, firms and international trade and we have examined the industry in the region weighted against the whole Italy. Moreover, the Location quotation has been used to measure the degree of specialization. Theories about cluster and industrial districts have been utilized to give a background to agglomeration of firms. The conclusions from our analysis are that Prato consists of a large group of firms acting in similar industry in a specific location. The district is highly dominated by small firms, which are engage in the production of a homogenous product through different stages. In terms of international trade, Prato has been able to increase its exports between the years 1995 to 2001. Furthermore, our examination of Prato shows a reduction of employment and number of firms operating within the textile sector, while the degree of specialization has increased. Our inference is that this contradiction is due to the decrease of the total textile industry in the whole country.

Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna uppsats har varit att analysera textilindustrin i Prato mellan åren 1991 och 2001. Regionen har analyserats i termer av befolkning, sysselsättning, företag och internationell handel, och vi har undersökt industrin i regionen i jämförelse med hela Italien. Dessutom har en lokaliseringskvot använts för att mäta graden av specialisering. Teorier om kluster och industriella distrikt har använts för att ge en bakgrund till hopsamling av företag. Slutsatsen vi har dragit från vår analys är att Prato består av en stor grupp företag som verkar inom en liknande industri på en specifik plats. Distriktet är till stor del dominerat av små företag vilka är sysselsatta i produktionen av en homogen produkt inom olika steg av produktionen. Gällande den internationella handeln har Prato lyckats öka sin export mellan åren 1995 och 2001. Vår undersökning av Prato har även visat en minskning av sysselsättningen och antalet företag inom industrin, men samtidigt en ökad grad av specialisering. Vår slutsats är att detta något motsägelsefulla beror på en minskning av den totala textilindustrin i hela landet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. , p. 26
Keywords [en]
Textile industry, Industrial districts, Cluster, Specialisation, Prato, Italy
Keywords [sv]
Textilindustrin, Industriella distrikt, Kluster, Specialisering, Prato, Italien
National Category
Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-797OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-797DiVA, id: diva2:4533
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(English)
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2007-05-23 Created: 2007-05-23 Last updated: 2010-04-27Bibliographically approved

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