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Transformations of STate cApitalism in a poSt coronavIruS world

Description du projet

Répondre aux investisseurs «prédateurs» qui tirent parti de la pandémie

Partout dans le monde, les systèmes industriels et financiers ont subi les effets défavorables des mesures de confinement imposées pour endiguer la propagation du coronavirus. Les chaînes de valeur régionales, la concurrence commerciale et le monde du travail ont également changé radicalement. Dans ce contexte, le projet STASIS, financé par l’UE, se focalisera sur le repositionnement des États membres européens en ce qui concerne les investissements des entreprises d’État, des banques nationales et des fonds d’investissement souverains, communément appelés «investissements du capitalisme d’État». D’aucuns craignent que les entreprises frappées de plein fouet par la pandémie soient la cible d’investisseurs étatiques «prédateurs» originaires de pays non-européens. Ayant l’économie politique géographique comme fondement, STASIS utilisera une série de méthodes, des entretiens avec les parties prenantes à des examens approfondis de documents stratégiques, en passant par des études de cas.

Objectif

States are currently designing new strategies and modalities of intervention in order to adapt to the lasting impacts that the covid-19 Great Lockdown will have on industrial structures, financial systems, global and regional value chains, the nature of business competition, and the world of work. While the forms of reassertion of state authority are likely to be extremely diverse, STASIS focuses in particular on the repositioning of European states with respect to investment from state enterprises, state-owned banks, and state-sponsored investment funds, or what commentators increasingly refer to as ‘state capitalist’ investment. There are concerns that firms impacted by covid-19 may be targeted by 'predatory' state-sponsored investors from beyond Europe, as the crisis is being seized as a strategic opportunity to acquire underpriced assets. STASIS offers an original study of how European states are seeking to regulate state capitalist investment from abroad, in light of the tension between attracting foreign capital and retaining control of critical firms and assets, and as parts of broader attempts to construct new regimes of competition, profitability and growth. It proposes to advance scholarly understandings of the political economy of these investments and regulations, by scrutinising the actors, processes, and multiple forms of contestation they involve within and across economic sectors and European states. It uses mixed methods involving 60 semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders, a close reading of policy documents and public reports, and economic analysis, in order to explore empirically-grounded case studies (a comparison of the regulations implemented by Germany and France, and a comparison of 2 economic sectors: Health & Biotech; Artificial Intelligence & Robotics). The study, grounded in geographical political economy, brings together recent literature on state capitalism, economic geographies of crisis transition, and labour mobilisations.

Coordinateur

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 191 852,16
Adresse
VON KRAEMERS ALLE 4
751 05 Uppsala
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Région
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Uppsala län
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Liens
Coût total
€ 191 852,16