Multinationals

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.

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.

Human Rights Abuses as ‘Unfreedoms’: The dark side of MNE’s operations in developing countries

Human Rights Abuses as ‘Unfreedoms’: The dark side of MNE’s operations in developing countries

Human Rights Abuses as ‘Unfreedoms’: The dark side of MNE’s operations in developing countries

On the 19th of June  with Elisa Giuliani we presented a paper co-authored with Daniele Guariso e Federica Neri at the workshop on Rising Powers and Labour Standards in Global Production Networks at the University of Manchester.

Here is the presentation.

The New Silk Road

The New Silk Road

The impact of outward FDI on the performance of Chinese Firms featured in The Economist

The article on The impact of outward FDI on the performance of Chinese Firms co-authored with Claudio Cozza and Marco Sanfilippo has been featured in The Economist, September 12th 2015.