Emerging Countries

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

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

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

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

On 17th March I gave a seminar at IKE Innovation, Knowledge and Economic Dynamics Research Group – Aalborg University. The paper was previously presented also at the SIEPI Conference in Palermo, at GREDEG in Nice, at CICALICS Workshop in Beijing, at the 10th China Goes Global Conference in Macerata, at the workshop “Creating Leading Edge Technical Competencies in Chinese Companies – Innovation and Globalization” at the University of Gothenburg and at UNUMerit in Maastricht.

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Regional strategic assets and the location strategies of emerging countries’ multinationals in Europe

Regional strategic assets and the location strategies of emerging countries’ multinationals in Europe

European Planning Studies, 24(4): 645-667

This article is co-authored with Riccardo Crescenzi and Carlo Pietrobelli

This paper explores the location strategies of multinational enterprises (MNEs) from emerging countries (EMNEs) in search for regional strategic assets.The empirical results suggest that EMNEs are attracted by the availability of technological competences only when their subsidiaries pursue more sophisticated and technology-intensive activities.

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The impact of outward FDI on the performance of Chinese Firms

The impact of outward FDI on the performance of Chinese Firms

China Economic Review 36, December, 42-57

The article is co-authored with Claudio Cozza and Marco Sanfilippo

This paper investigates the effects on Chinese firms of Outward FDI into advanced European countries. The results provide robust evidence supporting the view that China‟s OFDI so far have had a positive impact on domestic activities in enhancing firms‟ productivity and scales of operation, measured by sales and employment. Featured in The Economist, September 12th 2015.

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Multinational enterprises from emerging economies: what theories suggest, what evidence shows. A literature review

Multinational enterprises from emerging economies: what theories suggest, what evidence shows. A literature review

Economia e Politica Industriale 42:3, 343-370

The article is co-authored with Alessia Amighini, Claudio Cozza, Elisa Giuliani and Vittoria Scalera

The phenomenon of Emerging Economy Multinational Enterprises (EMNEs) and their internationalization process have sparked the debate over the appropriateness of International Business theories to study EMNEs’ internationalization processes. The literature has extensively investigated what distinguishes EMNEs from Advanced Country Multinational Enterprises (AMNEs). This review summarizes and discusses some of the issues that have mostly attracted scholarly debate in this research area.

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