Publications

Green windows of opportunity: latecomer development in the age of transformation toward sustainability

Green windows of opportunity: latecomer development in the age of transformation toward sustainability

Green windows of opportunity: latecomer development in the age of transformation toward sustainability

A new article with Rasmus Lema and Xiaolan Fu introducing a Special Section on green windows of opportunity for latecomer development in renewable energies. A box about the article is included in the UNCTAD Technology and Innovation Report 2021.

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Local sourcing in developing countries: The role of foreign direct investments and global value chains

Local sourcing in developing countries: The role of foreign direct investments and global value chains

Local sourcing in developing countries: The role of foreign direct investments and global value chains

This paper, co-authored with Vito Amendolagine, Andrea Presbitero and Marco Sanfilippo and published in World Development,  investigates whether and how participation and positioning in the global value chains (GVCs) of host countries is associated to local sourcing by foreign investors in 19 Sub-Saharan African countries and Vietnam. The article is open source and can be downloaded here.

Chinese and Indian MNEs’ shopping spree in advanced countries. How good it is for their innovative output?

Chinese and Indian MNEs’ shopping spree in advanced countries.  How good it is for their innovative output?

Chinese and Indian MNEs’ shopping spree in advanced countries. How good it is for their innovative output?

Chinese and Indian multinationals are continuously expanding their operations in Europe and the USA through cross-border acquisitions (CBAs), with the aim of tapping into international knowledge located in target firms and innovative hubs. In this article published in the Journal of Economic Geography with Amendolagine, Giuliani and Martinelli, we look into the innovative impacts that CBAs have on the acquiring multinational enterprises.

Innovation Trajectories in Developing Countries: Co-evolution of Global Value Chains and Innovation Systems

Innovation Trajectories in Developing Countries: Co-evolution of Global Value Chains and Innovation Systems

Innovation Trajectories in Developing Countries: Co-evolution of Global Value Chains and Innovation Systems

In this article co-authored with Rasmus Lema and Padmashree Sampath, we investigate how combining global value chain and innovation system approaches can help to foster an understanding of the possible trajectories that learning and innovation may take in developing countries.

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Do Global Value Chains Offer Developing Countries Learning and Innovation Opportunities?

Do Global Value Chains Offer Developing Countries Learning and Innovation Opportunities?

Do Global Value Chains Offer Developing Countries Learning and Innovation Opportunities?

With Valentina De Marchi and Elisa Giuliani I published an article in the European Journal of Development Research. The paper offers s a systematic review of the literature on developing country GVCs to investigate the learning channels used by local firms, both within (firm level, collective level) and outside of these value chains (i.e. external sources of learning), and the extent to which this activity promotes innovation.

Here there is a free to view link to the article

FDI, Global Value Chains, and Local Sourcing in Developing Countries

FDI, Global Value Chains, and Local Sourcing in Developing Countries

FDI, Global Value Chains, and Local Sourcing in Developing Countries

With Vito Amendolagine, Andrea Presbitero and Adnan Seric I published an IMF Working Paper on whether and how the participation and position in global value chains  of host countries is associated with local sourcing by foreign investors in 19 Sub-Saharan African countries and Vietnam.

Here you can download the WP

Chinese investments in Europe: corporate strategies and labour relations

Chinese investments in Europe: corporate strategies and labour relations

Chinese investments in Europe: corporate strategies and labour relations

With Vito Amendolagine I have contributed to this book edited by Jan Drahokoupil and published by ETUI with a chapter on Chinese Foreign Direct Investments in the European Union.

Here you can download the full book and here is the link to my chapter.