Transmission of knowledge, experience of time and work autonomy distinguish the various types of craftmanship: how the contemporary craftsman's work is different both from that of a "modern Hephaestus", and from that of an artist?
Stefano Micelli is Professor of Economics and Business Management at Ca' Foscari University of Venice and Director of TeDIS Research Center at Venice International University. It has long been involved in the analysis of the Italian industrial system's transformation. He has recently studied creativity and crafts as factors to rethink the competitive advantage of small and medium-sized Italian companies. Among his books: Imprese, reti e comunità virtuali (Milano 2000); I nuovi distretti produttivi (Venezia 2009); Futuro artigiano. L’innovazione nelle mani degli italiani (Venezia 2011); Fare è innovare. Il nuovo lavoro artigiano (Bologna 2016).