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    Towards a plurality of global value chain architectures: What implications for firms’ innovation?

Towards a plurality of global value chain architectures: What implications for firms’ innovation?

By Giulio Buciuni (Trinity College Dublin, left) & Gary Pisano (HBS, right)

The increasing intersection of industrial clusters and regions and globally dispersed production networks has lately given shape to ‘hybrid’ forms of industrial organisation, where the local and global dimensions coexist, writes Giulio Buciuni (Trinity College Dublin) and Gary Pisano (HBS). This work aims to makes sense of the […]

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    Does it matter what countries do to maximise inward FDI-related technology transfer?

Does it matter what countries do to maximise inward FDI-related technology transfer?

By Przemyslaw Kowalski (CASE)

Creating an environment where technology-intensive FDI occurs has become a key policy objective in most countries, writes Przemyslaw Kowalski (CASE). By reviewing best policies to maximise technology-related gains from FDI, my colleagues and I have found a wide variety of policy approaches to encouraging FDI-related technology transfer and a wide range of effects in terms of […]

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    Technology diffusion and innovation: the regional gains from entry of large plants

Technology diffusion and innovation: the regional gains from entry of large plants

By Vincenzo Scrutinio (LSE, left), Christian Fons-Rosen (UPF, Barcelona GSE, CEPR, middle) and Katalin Szemeredi (Corvinus, LSE, right)

Despite many attempts to evaluate the effect of FDI on local economies, there is still a great degree of uncertainty.  In a recent work, we evaluate the impact of opening of plants by large companies in the US on innovation at county level. By […]

May 2nd, 2018|Impact|0 Comments|
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    Innovation in Global Value Chains: Does Co-location with Production Matter?

Innovation in Global Value Chains: Does Co-location with Production Matter?

 By Koen De Backer (OECD)

There are growing concerns in advanced economies that the offshoring of production activities might be followed by the offshoring of innovative activities. This article presents the findings of a new OECD study that investigates the interdependence between production and innovation in the cross-border investments of multinational enterprises. The econometric results do not provide support for […]

April 9th, 2018|Location|0 Comments|
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    Many multinationals may pull out of the UK if it leaves the Customs Union

Many multinationals may pull out of the UK if it leaves the Customs Union

By Paola Conconi (ULB, LSE)

As March 2019 draws closer, the UK government remains divided over the type of trade relationship it wants to achieve in the ongoing negotiations with the EU. Paola Conconi (ULB, LSE) explains why Japanese multinationals may pull out of the UK in case of a hard Brexit, one which would mean there is no kind of customs […]

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    Do global value chains offer developing countries learning and innovation opportunities?

Do global value chains offer developing countries learning and innovation opportunities?

By Valentina De Marchi (UNIPD, left), Elisa Giuliani (UNIPI, centre), and Roberta Rabellotti (UNIPV, AAU, right)

The role of developing countries in the global economy via embeddedness in Global Value Chains (GVC) is increasing, but their ability to become innovation leaders is less certain, write Valentina De Marchi, Elisa Giuliani and Roberta Rabellotti. Our analysis on GVCs in developing countries […]

March 5th, 2018|Impact|1 Comment|
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    Multinational enterprises, industrial relatedness and employment in European regions

Multinational enterprises, industrial relatedness and employment in European regions

By Nicola Cortinovis (left) and Frank van Oort (right), Erasmus University Rotterdam

Knowledge and technology can spill over from multinational enterprises (MNEs) to local firms through channels other than buyer-supplier relations, write Nicola Cortinovis and Frank van Oort. The analysis shows that industrial relatedness (e.g. in terms of technologies and skills) between industries conveys spillover effects from MNEs, resulting in […]

February 26th, 2018|Impact|0 Comments|

Strengthening rural value chains in Latin America

By Ramón Padilla-Pérez (UN-ECLAC)

Global actors can interact along local value chains through international trade and foreign direct investment flows, writes Ramón Padilla-Pérez. By leveraging the value chain approach for rural areas, recent policies have led to economic and social upgrading in Latin America.

Latin American countries in general have seen a revival of industrial policies in recent years, amid a […]

February 5th, 2018|Policy & Practice|0 Comments|
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    Foreign direct investment, integration in global value chains and local development

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

By Vito Amendolagine (UNIPV, far left), Andrea Presbitero (IMF, centre left), Roberta Rabellotti (UNIPV, AAU, centre right), and Marco Sanfilippo (UNIBA, Antwerp, far right)

The increasing involvement of developing countries in Global Value Chains (GVCs) could enhance the spillover effects of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), write Vito Amendolagine, Andrea Presbitero, Roberta Rabellotti and Marco Sanfilippo. Our analysis shows a high […]

January 29th, 2018|Impact|0 Comments|

Does inward investment make regions more innovative?

By David Arnold (LSE)

The attraction of foreign firms through foreign direct investment has a positive impact on innovative activities of UK regions, writes David Arnold. This effect is particularly pronounced in regions that engage in high levels of research and development. The current approach to Brexit, however, is stirring fears that the UK will become a less attractive destination […]

January 22nd, 2018|Impact|0 Comments|