Dossier. The Context
Focus. The State vs. The Market?
Strategy & Entrepreneurship
The Italian Automotive Sector between Innovation and Business Networks
The economic crisis that has hit the automotive sector due to the Covid-19 pandemic has had significant effects on supply and demand, de facto accelerating the technological transition and paradigm shift that had already begun in this sector. The Italian supply chain has accumulated a significant gap over the years compared to its international competitors in terms of research and development and innovation, now finding itself at a disadvantage with respect to the acceleration of the technological transition underway. The recovery of competitiveness in this sector in coming years will also depend on the system's ability to react in a coordinated and collaborative manner, aiming to exploit areas of excellence and specific territorial advantages.