The Metadistrict as the Territorial Strategy: From Set Theory and a Matrix Organization Model Hypothesis

The purpose of this proposal is to explore a new concept of 'Metadistrict' to be applied in a region of Southern Italy – Apulia - in order to analyze the impact that the activation of a special network between different sector chains and several integrated projects may have for revitalizing the local economy; an important role is assigned to the network of relationships and so to the social capital. The Metadistrict model stems from the Local Action Groups and the Integrated Projects of Food Chain frameworks. It may represent a crucial driver of the rural economy through the realization of sector circuits connected to the concept of multi-functionality in agriculture, that is Network of the Territorial Multi-functionality. It was formalized by making use of a set of theories and of a Matrix Organization Model. The adoption of the Metadistrict perspective as the territorial strategy may play a key role to revitalize the primary sector, through the increase of economic and productive opportunities due to the implementation of a common and shared strategy and organization.


Editor(s):
Schiefer, Gerhard
Fritz, Melanie
Issue Date:
2012-10
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN 1869-6945 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/144843
Published in:
International Journal on Food System Dynamics, Volume 03, Number 1
Page range:
82-94
Total Pages:
13




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