CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN
Impact of Networks, Globalisation, and their Interaction with EU Strategies

Impact of Networks, Globalisation, and their Interaction with EU Strategies

Objective

INGINEUS addresses the evolution of global production networks (GPNs) into global innovation networks (GINs), and the impact this new process of global capitalism has on knowledge intensive activities in the EU. Global sourcing and assembly arrangements have been around for some three decades. They were principally based on efficiency considerations. Thus, multinational firms (MNCs) outsourced parts of production processes to manufacturers in Asia and other low-cost locations around the globe, while retaining the most knowledge intensive assets in the home country. This is no longer the case. MNCs increasingly scout the globe for locations where the right mix of local competences allows them to tap into sophisticated parts of value chains. This is not limited to advanced economies but more and more involves firms and regions in selected developing countries that position themselves as attractive knowledge-intensive locations in their own right. INGINEUS studies the determinants of this process and analyses its implications both for the EU and its emerging partner countries in the developing world. First, it looks at the changing strategies of MNCs and the conditions under which it is favourable for them to offshore R&D and other knowledge-intensive parts of their production process. Second, it focuses on the evolving local capabilities in selected developing countries that allow them to claim increasingly complex parts of global value chains at much higher levels of technological sophistication than hitherto. Third, it analyses the consequences of the formation of GINs in the global economy and differentiates among their static and dynamic effects on growth, employment, and competitiveness in the EU. Finally, based on these insights, it derives policy recommendations that would allow the EU to benefit from the positive features of this process while mitigating its adverse consequences.

Coordinator

FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI

Address

Corso Magenta 63
20123 Milano

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 530 000

Administrative Contact

Valeria Papponetti (Ms.)

Participants (13)

Sort alphabetically

Sort by EU Contribution

Expand all

GRADUATE UNIVERSITY OF CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

China

EU Contribution

€ 74 550

COPENHAGEN BUSINESS SCHOOL

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 223 630

Institute of Baltic Studies

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 112 720

DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER ENTWICKLUNGSPOLITIK

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 70 770

CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES SOCIETY

India

EU Contribution

€ 117 760

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BANGALORE

India

EU Contribution

€ 76 240

CENTRO STUDI LUCA D'AGLIANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 149 680

NORDISK INSTITUTT FOR STUDIER AV INNOVASJON, FORSKNING OG UTDANNING

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 199 000

HUMAN SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 259 450

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 208 500

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 298 600

University of Sussex

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 185 200

FUNDAÇÃO DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DA PESQUISA

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 93 900

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 225368

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2009

  • End date

    31 December 2011

Funded under:

FP7-SSH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 333 313,34

  • EU contribution

    € 2 600 000

Coordinated by:

FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI

Italy