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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 (CatChain) 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, CatChain 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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/political transitions/revolutions
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA COMMERCIALE LUIGI BOCCONI
Address
Via Sarfatti 25
20136 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 320 445

Participants (8)

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 273 105
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 364 950
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4-6
6200 MD Maastricht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Institute of Baltic Studies
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
Lai 30
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Research Organisations
TALLINNA TEHNIKAÜLIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 162 000
Address
Ehitajate Tee 5
12616 Tallinn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETABLISSEMENT D'ENSEIGNEMENT SUPERIEUR CONSULAIRE GRENOBLE ECOLE DE MANAGEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
12 Rue Pierre Semard
38003 Grenoble
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 261 000
Address
Avenida De Seneca 2
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 94 500
Address
Via Ostiense 159
00154 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA' PER STRANIERI DANTE ALIGHIERI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
Via Del Torrione 95
89125 Reggio Calabria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (6)

CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES SOCIETY
India
Address
Prashanth Nagar Ulloor
695011 Thiruvananthapuram
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL DE CAMPINAS
Brazil
Address
Cidade Universitaria Zeferino Sn
13083 875 Campinas Sp
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL
Costa Rica
Address
Calle 9 Avenida Central Y Primera
86 3000 Heredia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA
Malaysia
Address
Lembah Pantai
50603 Kuala Lumpur
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TSHWANE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
South Africa
Address
5Th Floor Building 21 Staatsartille Road
0082 Pretoria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTER FOR ECONOMIC CATCH-UP
South Korea
Address
204 Geo-jang Skytel 43 Cheongyong 1 Gil Gweanak Gu
08786 Seoul
Activity type
Research Organisations