Global Value Chain

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.

The Co-Evolution of Global Value Chains and Innovation Systems. Some evidence from developing countries.

The Co-Evolution of Global Value Chains and Innovation Systems. Some evidence from developing countries.

The Co-Evolution of Global Value Chains and Innovation Systems. Some evidence from developing countries.

On May 2019 I presented a paper on the co-evolution of GVCs and Innovation Systems at the ICC -Tsinghua University Conference held in Beijing. I also presented the same paper at SASE Conference at the New School in New York in June.

Here is my presentation.

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.

Free download here

 

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.

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 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