2020

A Reform Strategy for Italy

Reprint No. 2020:31

Author(s): Mark Sanders, Mikael Stenkula, Luca Grilli, Andrea M. Herrmann, Gresa Latifi, Balázs Páger, László Szerb and Elisa Terragno BogliacciniYear: 2020 Title: The Entrepreneurial Society – A Reform Strategy for Italy, Germany and the UK Chapter: 6Editor(s): Mark Sanders, Axel Marx och Mikael StenkulaPublisher: SpringerCity: Berlin Pages: 127–162

A Reform Strategy for Italy Mark Sanders, Mikael Stenkula, Luca Grilli, Andrea M. Herrmann, Gresa Latifi, Balázs Páger, László Szerb and Elisa Terragno Bogliaccini


In this chapter, we outline a reform strategy to promote an entrepreneurial society in Italy. From a Varieties-of-Capitalism perspective, Italy has been classified as a Mixed or Mediterranean Market Economy. It boasts a vibrant entrepreneurial economy of locally embedded, often family-owned small- and medium-sized firms that make up a major share of its economy. The main bottlenecks in the Italian entrepreneurial ecosystem are low ambition levels, the lack of skills and education flowing into entrepreneurial ventures, and a bureaucratically encumbered, nonmeritocratic, business environment that feeds back into a low familiarity with ambitious entrepreneurship. Italy could strengthen its entrepreneurial ecosystem in several areas, ranging from boosting human capital investments to reducing the clientelism in the business environment and recruitment culture. This would open up more opportunities for the young and talented, eager to engage in productive and innovative venturing in Italy.


Reference:
Sanders, Mark, Mikael Stenkula, Luca Grilli, Andrea M. Herrmann, Gresa Latifi, Balázs Páger, László Szerb and Elisa Terragno Bogliaccini (2020), "A Reform Strategy for Italy". Chapter 6, pp. 127–162 in Mark Sanders, Axel Marx och Mikael Stenkula, eds., The Entrepreneurial Society – A Reform Strategy for Italy, Germany and the UK. Berlin: Springer.

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