Foreign Direct Investments

(New) Technologies and the MNE: the crisis of ownership competitive advantages?

(New) Technologies and the MNE: the crisis of ownership competitive advantages?

(New) Technologies and the MNE: the crisis of ownership competitive advantages?

On April 2019 I was invited to participate at a round table on the crisis of ownership competitive advantages at the 7th International Business Conference organized by the John Dunning Centre at the Henley Business School (University of Reading).

Here you can download the ppt of my speech.

Multinationals and regional development: Evidence from Europe

Multinationals and regional development: Evidence from Europe

Multinationals and regional development: Evidence from Europe

This a keynote speech I gave in January 2019 at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto and in 2018 in May at Clustering at the Universidad de Valencia, in April at the Universidad de Seville, and last year in June  at the VIII Workshop on Institutions, Individual Behavior and economic Outcomes in Corte and at the Uddevalla Symposium, in October at the Regional Innovation Policies Conference in Santiago de Compostela and in November at the XV International Scientific Conference in Ostrava.

Here is the presentation

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.

Foreign direct investment, integration in global value chains, and local development

Foreign direct investment, integration in global value chains, and local development

Foreign direct investment, integration in global value chains, and local development

New Voxeu.org column with Vito Amendolagine, Andrea Presbitero and Marco Sanfilippo on how the entry and upgrading of low-income countries in Global Value Chains can offer an additional advantage in maximising the potential spillovers from FDI. See also the post on the LSE Blog on Global Investments and Local Development.

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 Serie 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

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

My paper co-authored with Vito Amendolagine, Andrea Presbitero and Marco Sanfilippo  was awarded the prize for the best paper in the track International Business and Economic Geography at EIBA in Milano.  It was also presented last year in June at the Sase Conference in Lyon, in October at Globelics in Athens and SIE in Cosenza, in December at the Global Production Networks in Singapore, in February at the Geoinno2018 in Barcelona and in March at Centro Rossi Doria in Roma.

Here is the presentation and 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.