The Impact of Globalisation, Technology & New Manufacturing Processes on Industrial Districts
Professor Marco Bellandi on: The Impact of Globalisation, Technology & New Manufacturing Processes on Industrial Districts; Implications for Industrial Policy
The presentation will discuss the transformation posed by Industry 4.0 technologies to local productive systems of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The transformation has a multi-level nature which can be explored considering four key components of opportunities/risks related to renewed processes of value creation and redistribution. These keys may open up paths of manufacturing renaissance depending on how the systems of SMEs change their structures. Some economic, cognitive and institutional issues impinge on the four keys, and generate specific views on place-based integrated policies of manufacturing renaissance, working at the intersection between technologies and territories. Exemplifications extracted from the EU funded project Makers will illustrate the main passages.