By Alberto Quadrio Curzio, Marco Fortis
This quantity comprises the complaints of the overseas convention "Complexity and business Clusters: Dynamics and types in concept and Practice", prepared through Fondazione Comunita e Innovazione and held in Milan on June 19 and 20, 2001 lower than the aegis of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (founded in Rome in 1604), one of many oldest and most renowned nationwide academies of technology on the planet. Fondazione Comunita e Innovazione encourages learn and the dissemination of data approximately social, financial, cultural and civil concerns. It promotes examine and innovation with regards to neighborhood creation platforms and business districts, with certain connection with: the interactions among huge businesses and SMEs (small and medium-size enterprises), the results of business districts at the improvement and welfare in their groups and of neighbouring parts, the consequences of globalisation on those neighborhood structures of productions. Fondazione Comunita e Innovazione was once created in Milan in 1999. It helps reports, courses, and occasions, either by itself and in cooperation with agencies, learn institutes, foundations, institutions and universities. It additionally supplies clinical sponsorship to investigate that's based on its undertaking, as set forth in its by-laws. The founding member of the Fondazione is Edison (formerly Monted:son). the opposite subscribing contributors, in ancient order, are: Ausimont, Tecnimont, Eridania, Accenture, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
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The first clear theoretical demarcation, separating the economy of clusters, which is location-based, from the classic economy of industries appeared in 1961 in a work by Giacomo Becattini on the relationship between economic value and industries. Becattini criticized the theory of value based on the notion of industry because it lacked all those concrete references - relationships with society, history The Industrial Clustc:r as a Complex Adaptive System 43 and culture - that exist in localized production processes.