Edited By Danièle Fraboulet-Rousselier, Andrea Maria Locatelli and Paolo Tedeschi
Notes on the Genesis and Development of Business Interest Associations in Milan (19th-20th Centuries) (Andrea M. Locatelli & Paolo Tedeschi)
75 Notes on the Genesis and Development of Business Interest Associations in Milan (19th-20th Centuries) Andrea M. LOCATELLI * & Paolo TEDESCHI ** * Catholic University of Milan ** University of Milan-Bicocca Dems Introduction The aim of this article is to consider some aspects of the origin and development of the Business Interest Associations (hereafter BIAs) which had their headquarters in Milan from the 1860s to 1950s1. Based on documents held in the archives of the most important BIAs in Lombardy and nationally, as well as in major Italian libraries2, it demonstrates the unique nature of Milanese BIAs (vertical, horizontal, local, provincial, regional, national), and how they operated3: it also illustrates that they 1 While this article is the result of common research, analysis and reflection by its authors, Andrea M. Locatelli drew up paragraphs 1 and 2 and table 1, while Paolo Tedeschi wrote the remaining text. This article is related to the research project “The Business Associations in Lombardy: Aims, Organisation, Strategies (19th-20th Centuries)” involving researchers from the Catholic University of Milan and the University of Milan-Bicocca DEMS. 2 See the Archives of the Assolombarda (in particular bb. 1652, 1656, 1660, 1663) and of the Confindustria (in particular bb. 1.5/3-1.5/30, 47.1.1-47.1.7 and Fondo Statuti e Documenti). See also statutes and documents concerning BIAs at the Biblioteca Braidense (Milan) and at Sezione Pubblicazioni minori of the Biblioteca Nazionale (Florence) and the newspaper “L’Industria Lombarda” (published since 1922). Finally, see Bibliografia dei periodici economici lombardi, 1815-1914, Milan, Angeli, 2005 (http://pereco.lombardiastorica.it); Ferrari, D. (ed.), Quasi...
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