La moda come motore economico : innovazione di processo e prodotto, nuove strategie commerciali, comportamento dei consumatori = Fashion as an economic engine : process and product innovation, commercial strategies, consumer behavior

2022 - Firenze University Press
ID: 5237673
ISBN: 9788855185653
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    415 p. : col. ill.


    • Includes bibliographical references.
    • The study of the textile sector has always been central to economic history: from reconstructions of the dynamic growth in the medieval wool industry, to the rise of silk and light and mixed fabrics in the modern era, to the driving role of cotton in the industrialisation process. Although the dynamics of textile manufacturing are closely linked to the transformations of fashion, economic history has long neglected its role as a factor in economic change, treating it primarily as a kind of exogenous catalyst. This book makes a decisive contribution to the understanding of a fundamental transformation, the consequences of which are projected into contemporary society, but which matured in pre-industrial times: the advent of fashion.
    • Giampiero Nigro is Full professor of Economic history at the University of Florence. Member of the Italy-Spain commission for the studies in Economic history and of other related national and international institutions and journals. Dean of the Faculty of Economics of Florence from 2003 to 2009. Scientific Director of the Foundation International Institute of Economic history “F. Datini” from 1987. [Publisher's text]
    • Texts in English, Italian and French.
    • Collected essays.