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Catching–Up along the Global Value Chain: models, determinants and policy implications in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Deliverables

Dataset on “Global Trade Specialisation”

This deliverable will be an open access online dataset built data provided by Eurostat and other statistical offices, which will allow to update the tool on monthly / quarterly basis as new data will become available, and will be published in the website of the project.

Training School

This deliverable will provide the organisation of an interactive Training School (TS), targeting ESRs of the network. The TS will aim at widening the knowledge of the activities, providing intensive training on the project’s topics.

Windows of Opportunities, Global Value Chain and Catching Up

This deliverable will present a set of model to study how the opening of windows of opportunities affects catching up through the restructuring of global value chains. Both the development of the models and their presentation in the project deliverable will present strong links with the case studies treated in D1.1. The reference literature will consist of the standard development literature as well as the dynamic models in the evolutionary and history–friendly tradition.

Catching Up among Firms, Industries and Countries

This deliverable is a consistent review of the methodological literature concerning catching up among firms, industries and countries. In particular, the first part of the report surveys the growing empirical literature on catching up by discussing the main driving forces of catching up during the recent decades. Furthermore, it covers the methodological features of the indicators used to map and measure this phenomenon. The deliverable will also take into account much of the firm level empirical evidence that is based on qualitative assessment (case studies) or is model based with “weak” proxy variables.

Research Report on “New paradigms BMs for SMEs for entering, learning and upgrading in GVCs in the era of 4IR”

This deliverable will report on the various approaches in literature that define the point of entry for a value chain analysis, that is a concern with SMEs, which feed into a number of value chains, might require the research to focus on final markets, buyers and their buyers in a number of sectors, and on a variety of input providers. This deliverable will be also a literature review on research already undertaken and ongoing methodologies, methods and models for firms in upgrading in GVCs. It will be a summary of the relevant contributions from existing bodies of the literature and will identify the theoretical foundations for the research that will be carried out in this project. It will identify the level of novelty and relevance of the research described in this project, helping to clarify and refine the focus, research questions and hypotheses that will be addressed in the era of 4IR.

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Publications

Just a Piece of Paper? Domestic Standards Certification and Small Firm Growth in Viet Nam

Author(s): Elisa Calza, Micheline Goedhuys
Published in: The Journal of Development Studies, 2020, Page(s) 1-22, ISSN 0022-0388
Publisher: Frank Cass Publishers
DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2021.1873289

Uneven development and the balance of payments constrained model: Terms of trade, economic cycles, and productivity catching-up

Author(s): Danilo Spinola
Published in: Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 54, 2020, Page(s) 220-232, ISSN 0954-349X
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.strueco.2020.05.007

Global Value Chains in the Era of 4IR: New Paradigm of Business Models for SMEs

Author(s): Roberto Mavilia, Roberta Pisani
Published in: Chinese Business Review, 20/1, 2021, Page(s) 1-10, ISSN 1537-1506
Publisher: David Publishing Company
DOI: 10.17265/1537-1506/2021.01.001

Governance and learning in global, regional, and local value chains: The IT enabled services industry in South Africa

Author(s): Charlotte Keijser, René Belderbos, Micheline Goedhuys
Published in: World Development, 141, 2021, Page(s) 105398, ISSN 0305-750X
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105398

The La Marca model revisited: Structuralist goodwin cycles with evolutionary supply side and balance of payments constraints

Author(s): Danilo Spinola
Published in: Metroeconomica, 72/1, 2021, Page(s) 189-212, ISSN 0026-1386
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc.
DOI: 10.1111/meca.12316

Technology Upgrading and Economic Catch-Up

Author(s): Jeong-Dong Lee, Keun Lee, Slavo Radosevic, Dirk Meissner, Nicholas S. Vonortas
Published in: 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press