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Italy

Neocorporatism Meaning in business politics World

  One of the liveliest topics in comparative politics since the mid-1970s has been neocorporatism. The topic is of considerable importance for the study of the relationship between business and politics. Does neocorporatism offer a successful alternative mode of linking government and economic interests, particularly business? Or is neocorporatism a relationship between government and economic […]

The Future of Italian Business

  In the 1980s, Italian business moved in the direction of greater distance from politics or government. Several factors contributed to this development. The success of major Italian enterprises such as Fiat and Zanussi made their futures dependent on their ability to compete throughout the European Community and indeed internationally. Increasing competitive pressures strengthened the […]

Role of Business Organizations

  The leading organisation representing private employers in Italy is Confindustria. Although Confindustria recruits only a minority of all Italian businesses (Lapalombara estimated 80 000 out of 680 000 in the 1950s),8 it recruits the overwhelming number of those employing twenty or more people. In his magisterial study of Italian interest groups, Lapalombara identified Confindustria […]

Problems of Private Business in italy

  The final problem that the CD poses for private business is that CD politicians have a symbiotic relationship with nationalised industries. In general, the public sector corporations experienced increasing politicisation from the 1950s until the early 1980s. Managers in IRI, ENI or EFIM were expected to provide more jobs for CD politicians to dispense […]