OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Working Papers

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2079-4797 (online)
DOI :
10.1787/20794797
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A series of working papers from the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme. The LEED Programme identifies, analyses and disseminates innovative ideas for local development, governance and the social economy. Governments work with the LEED Programme to generate innovative guidance on policies to support employment creation and economic development through locally based initiatives.
 

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Author(s):
Jonathan Potter1, Alessandra Proto1, Marco Marchese1
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  • 1: OECD, France

Publication Date
01 Nov 2010
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No:
2010/12
Pages
163
DOI
10.1787/5km7jf7tj6mt-en

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The Marche region is one of the most industrialised regions in Italy and is considered a region of excellence, not only for its economic performance, but also for its cultural, natural and social richness. Marche belongs to what has come to be called the "Third Italy": a model of development based on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) located in industrial districts. Its economy is driven by the performance of a myriad of SMEs, which have been characterised by a high level of creativity and innovation in the past…