chapter  5
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Size, Boundaries, and Distribution of Italian State-Owned Enterprise (1939–1983)


The aim of our research is to fi ll this gap by showing the basic features of the dimension, boundaries, structure, governance, and location of Italian SOEs. The fi rst results have been offered in a previous, recent contribution (Toninelli and Vasta 2010). The present one offers further information concerning the internal organization of the state holdings and a fi rst approximation of SOEs’ regional distribution. It is organized in the following way: in the fi rst section, a synthetic account of the results of the previous research will be offered, and in the second section, new evidence on regional distribution will be presented and discussed.