The main goal of this paper is to evaluate participation and positioning of Italian manufacturing firms in Global Value Chains (GVCs) in the period 2009-14. Findings indicate that: i) participation in GVC is positively associated with firms’ labour productivity; ii) Italian firms strongly participate in GVCs but frequently with the least advanced modes of internationalization (i.e. as pure exporters); iii) the vast majority of Italian firms are positioned in GVCs as suppliers rather than as final firms, thus operating in the least lucrative, intermediate stages of chains. The whole picture looks bleaker for firms located in Southern Italy.

Agostino, M., Giunta, A., Scalera, D., & Trivieri, F. (2016). Italian Firms in Global Value Chains: Updating our Knowledge. RIVISTA DI POLITICA ECONOMICA, VII-IX, 155-186.

Italian Firms in Global Value Chains: Updating our Knowledge

Giunta, Anna
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2016

Abstract

The main goal of this paper is to evaluate participation and positioning of Italian manufacturing firms in Global Value Chains (GVCs) in the period 2009-14. Findings indicate that: i) participation in GVC is positively associated with firms’ labour productivity; ii) Italian firms strongly participate in GVCs but frequently with the least advanced modes of internationalization (i.e. as pure exporters); iii) the vast majority of Italian firms are positioned in GVCs as suppliers rather than as final firms, thus operating in the least lucrative, intermediate stages of chains. The whole picture looks bleaker for firms located in Southern Italy.
Agostino, M., Giunta, A., Scalera, D., & Trivieri, F. (2016). Italian Firms in Global Value Chains: Updating our Knowledge. RIVISTA DI POLITICA ECONOMICA, VII-IX, 155-186.
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