Technological convergence, growing globalization and strong competition have deeply affected the international economic scenario and the key drivers of competitive advantage. The new global competition requires firms to be bigger and more flexible, but these features cannot be easily found in the Italian business environment, where firms are typically small and high specialized. On the account of these preliminary remarks, the paper presents the main characters of the inter-firm network contract, a tool for formal and flexible cooperation introduced by the Italian law in order to improve firm competitiveness and to enhance their innovation attitude. An empirical analysis shows how the flexibility of law provision results in different specific experiences and sheds light on the underlying aims of this form of aggregation but also on the gaps and weaknesses embedded in the practical implementation of this tool.

Opportunità e criticità del contratto di rete: lo "stato dell'arte" a quattro anni dalla sua introduzione normativa

VERNIZZI, Silvia;MARTINI, Martina
2013

Abstract

Technological convergence, growing globalization and strong competition have deeply affected the international economic scenario and the key drivers of competitive advantage. The new global competition requires firms to be bigger and more flexible, but these features cannot be easily found in the Italian business environment, where firms are typically small and high specialized. On the account of these preliminary remarks, the paper presents the main characters of the inter-firm network contract, a tool for formal and flexible cooperation introduced by the Italian law in order to improve firm competitiveness and to enhance their innovation attitude. An empirical analysis shows how the flexibility of law provision results in different specific experiences and sheds light on the underlying aims of this form of aggregation but also on the gaps and weaknesses embedded in the practical implementation of this tool.
contratto di rete; aggregazione; network
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