Clusters

Italian Industrial Districts Today: Between Decline and Openness to Global Value Chains

Italian Industrial Districts Today:  Between Decline and Openness  to Global Value Chains

Italian Industrial Districts Today: Between Decline and Openness to Global Value Chains

On the 30th of June I presented a paper co-authored with Elisa Giuliani at SASE Conference in Lyon. This is a chapter in the book on Local Cluster in Global Value Chains edited by Maria Chiarvesio, Valentina De Marchi and Gary Gereffi.

Here is the presentation.

Italian Industrial Districts Today: Between Decline and Openness to Global Value Chains

Italian Industrial Districts Today: Between Decline and Openness to Global Value Chains

Italian Industrial Districts Today: Between Decline and Openness to Global Value Chains

With Elisa Giuliani, I have published a  CERTeT WP on Italian industrial districts (IDs). In this paper we use the available empirical evidence on these recent transformations, and elaborate a novel typology of Italian ID organizational models (i.e. lowroad IDs, locally rooted GVC-led IDs, and outward oriented GVC-led IDs).

Here you can download the working paper

Clusters in the Caribbean: Understanding their Characteristics, Defining Policies for their Development

Clusters in the Caribbean: Understanding their Characteristics, Defining Policies for their Development

Clusters in the Caribbean: Understanding their Characteristics, Defining Policies for their Development

With Elisa Giuliani, I have published a IADB Discussion Paper discussing clusters in the Caribbean. A desk review of 32 clusters distributed across the Caribbean identifying three groups of clusters are identified: rising, innovative, and sluggish.

The working paper is available here

Overcoming Fragmentation: Clustering in the Caribbean – Opportunities and Challenges

Overcoming Fragmentation: Clustering in the Caribbean – Opportunities and Challenges

Overcoming Fragmentation: Clustering in the Caribbean – Opportunities and Challenges

On 22nd of November in Bridgetown – Barbados – I participated in a round table about clusters in the Celebration & Stocktaking Event organised by Compete Caribbean.

Here you can download the final report on Clusters in the Caribbean.

Clusters and Innovation in the Caribbean

Clusters and Innovation in the Caribbean

VII Americas Competitiveness Forum in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

I gave a keynote speech on clusters in the Caribbean.Understanding the characteristics of clusters in the Caribbean and defining policies for their development is the basis of a timely and thought-provoking study commissioned by Compete Caribbean.

Download the pdf Trinidad Caribbean Clusters

Download the full report

 

The resilience of clusters in the context of globalisation: The basque wind value chain

European Planning Studies, 21(7): 989-1006

The article is co-authored with A. Elola and M.D. Parrilli.

In this paper we study how globalization impacts on the structure and governance patterns of value chains and on the resilience of local clusters. We study the value chains related to two Basque (Spain) companies in the wind energy industry, Iberdrola and Gamesa, and the local cluster to which they belong. We find that firms within the cluster have different types of relationships with lead companies depending on their competences and the complexity of their products. As a consequence, firms also present different potential for growth and/or resilience: some have the capacity to internationalize their operations and/or shift to the offshore wind market, others are vulnerable to competition from providers in the emerging countries. Against this context, we discuss how the cluster responds to these challenges and the role of policy.

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