This paper analyses the Italian corporate network from 1913 to 2001 by using the interlocking directorates technique and focusing on seven benchmark years (1913, 1927, 1936, 1960, 1972, 1983, and 2001). For each benchmark year, the top 250 companies (50 financial and 200 non financial companies) by total assets have been selected. For each benchmark year, After showing a descriptive statistics of the companies and the directors included in the sample, the paper develops a network connectivity analysis of the system. This is integrated by a historical and structural analysis. The paper reveals some distinct phases in the long term evolution of the Italian corporate network, consequent on some major institutional break-ups (the crisis of the German-type universal banks and the creation of large state-owned sector of the economy in the early 1930s; the nationalisation of the electricity industry in 1962; a massive privatisation of state-owned enterprises in the 1990s) and the emergence of the technological trajectory of the third industrial revolution in the 1970s.

The Italian Corporate Network, 1913-2001 / Rinaldi, Alberto; M., Vasta. - ELETTRONICO. - (2011), pp. 1-22. ((Intervento presentato al convegno EBHA 15th Annual Conference tenutosi a Athens nel 24-26 August 2011.

The Italian Corporate Network, 1913-2001

RINALDI, Alberto;
2011

Abstract

This paper analyses the Italian corporate network from 1913 to 2001 by using the interlocking directorates technique and focusing on seven benchmark years (1913, 1927, 1936, 1960, 1972, 1983, and 2001). For each benchmark year, the top 250 companies (50 financial and 200 non financial companies) by total assets have been selected. For each benchmark year, After showing a descriptive statistics of the companies and the directors included in the sample, the paper develops a network connectivity analysis of the system. This is integrated by a historical and structural analysis. The paper reveals some distinct phases in the long term evolution of the Italian corporate network, consequent on some major institutional break-ups (the crisis of the German-type universal banks and the creation of large state-owned sector of the economy in the early 1930s; the nationalisation of the electricity industry in 1962; a massive privatisation of state-owned enterprises in the 1990s) and the emergence of the technological trajectory of the third industrial revolution in the 1970s.
EBHA 15th Annual Conference
Athens
24-26 August 2011
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Rinaldi, Alberto; M., Vasta
The Italian Corporate Network, 1913-2001 / Rinaldi, Alberto; M., Vasta. - ELETTRONICO. - (2011), pp. 1-22. ((Intervento presentato al convegno EBHA 15th Annual Conference tenutosi a Athens nel 24-26 August 2011.
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