8 • Startup in rete
Innovative startups represent a dynamic and growing phenomenon in Italy, with goals and characteristics consistent with business networks. In fact, the network contract is a flexible organizational model that supports business development and transformation and can be the natural dimension in which startups become more competitive and scale the market. The first part of the chapter presents the quantitative data on startups involved in business networks, while the second part highlights the results of the 2021 Survey. This survey includes a section of questions dedicated to startups, using the case study method.