Global Value Chain

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.

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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.

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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.

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Global Value Chains Meet Innovation Systems: Are There Learning Opportunities for Developing Countries?

Global Value Chains Meet Innovation Systems: Are There Learning Opportunities for Developing Countries?

Top Cited in World Development 9(7): 1261-1269

The article is written with Carlo Pietrobelli.

The Innovation Systems (IS) literature tends not to emphasize the crucial impact of international knowledge and innovation exchange and collaboration through, for example, inter-firm and intra-firm networks and Global Value Chains (GVC). In developing countries this aspect is crucial, with integration in GVC playing a growing and very important role in accessing knowledge and enhancing learning and innovation.

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