The debate on state aids to firms and in general the debate on the state role on industrial policy lasts fro a long time. It is endless, because lack not only rigorous empirical evidence of the measure effectiveness, but also a non- organic theory of the subject. A first theoretical discrimination between industrial policies on structure and performance allow us to make some preliminary considerations and following implications of research. If the former aimed at changing the genotype, such as the policies that have fostered sustainable development based on creation and spread of knowledge, the latter are limited, on the other side, to phenotypic changes characterized by short-term and marginal interventions with limited effects. With regard to the development of depressed areas and the industries by which they are characterized, only the former, through the principles of Darwin selection, replication and variation, can enhance the competitiveness, survival and evolution of the whole industrial system.

POLITICA INDUSTRIALE ED EVOLUZIONE DEI SETTORI INDUSTRIALI: ALCUNE IMPLICAZIONI DI EVOLUTIONARY ECONOMICS

PROVENZANO, CARMELO;
2012

Abstract

The debate on state aids to firms and in general the debate on the state role on industrial policy lasts fro a long time. It is endless, because lack not only rigorous empirical evidence of the measure effectiveness, but also a non- organic theory of the subject. A first theoretical discrimination between industrial policies on structure and performance allow us to make some preliminary considerations and following implications of research. If the former aimed at changing the genotype, such as the policies that have fostered sustainable development based on creation and spread of knowledge, the latter are limited, on the other side, to phenotypic changes characterized by short-term and marginal interventions with limited effects. With regard to the development of depressed areas and the industries by which they are characterized, only the former, through the principles of Darwin selection, replication and variation, can enhance the competitiveness, survival and evolution of the whole industrial system.
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