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

Objective

Catching-Up along the global value chain: business models, determinants and policy implications in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (GVC2UP4IR) is a project built on a multidisciplinary and multi-sectorial exchange program focused on unravelling the process of Catching-Up from different sectorial perspectives at a country level. It analyses the role of business models (BMs) in entering, learning and upgrading the Global Value Chain (GVC), aiming at recognising the determinants and challenges faced by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in tackling the process of upgrading in a globalising economy. The outcome of the project will be the definition of policy tools and frameworks to support effective policy-making actions in the implementation of Research and Innovation Smart Specialization Strategy (RIS3), with respect to the new agenda of Europe 2020, mainly for low-income EU countries.
The main aims of the project are:
1.to identify: if and how a country should focus on developing domestic trade networks and upgrading before entering into GVCs; whether it should improve its infrastructures in regional value chains implementing the RIS3 strategy for its economic transformation;
2.to study the emerging BMs underpinning the successful entry, learning, and upgrading in GVCs, after the investigation and valuation of case studies in different sectors and countries;
3.to isolate the conditions that define the preferable entry strategy;
4.to recognise the policy framework that facilitates entries and supports SMEs in developing a profitable business strategy.
To give robust scientific answers to the question of whether entering GVCs by sponsoring one large national firm or a set of small and dynamic enterprises, GVC2UP4IR intends to bridge the Catching-Up approach with the GVCs literature, paying attention to the role that entry, learning and upgrading strategies – integrated with BMs, play in fostering a process of country-level catching-up in distinct sectors
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA COMMERCIALE LUIGI BOCCONI

Address

Via Sarfatti 25
20136 Milano

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 468 000

Participants (6)

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NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 270 000

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 369 000

Institute of Baltic Studies

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 45 000

TALLINNA TEHNIKAULIKOOL

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 162 000

ETABLISSEMENT D'ENSEIGNEMENT SUPERIEUR CONSULAIRE GRENOBLE ECOLE DE MANAGEMENT

France

EU Contribution

€ 108 000

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 261 000

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CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES SOCIETY

India

UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL DE CAMPINAS

Brazil

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL

Costa Rica

UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA

Malaysia

TSHWANE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

South Africa

CENTER FOR ECONOMIC CATCH-UP

South Korea

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 778398

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2018

  • End date

    30 April 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 016 000

  • EU contribution

    € 1 683 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA COMMERCIALE LUIGI BOCCONI

Italy