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Antonello Zanfei
University of Urbino
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#1Marina Papanastassiou (Middlesex University)H-Index: 16
#2Robert Pearce (University of Reading)H-Index: 23
Last.Antonello Zanfei (University of Urbino)H-Index: 20
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Internationalization of R&D and innovation by multinational enterprises (MNEs) has undergone a gradual and comprehensive change in perspective over the past 50 years. From sporadic works in the late 1950s and in the 1960s, it became a systematically analyzed topic in the 1970s, starting with pioneering reports and “foundation texts”. Our review unfolds the theoretical and empirical evolution of the literature from dyadic interpretations of centralization versus decentralization of R&D by MNEs to...
#1Antonello Zanfei (University of Urbino)H-Index: 20
#2Giovanni Marin (University of Urbino)H-Index: 11
This paper evaluates the effect of host-country environmental policy stringency on the offshoring of environmental patents for 2000 top world R&D performers. It is shown that a more stringent environmental regulation triggers both the extensive and intensive margin of patent offshoring in the field of environmental technologies. Results are robust to various different specifications, alternative definitions of innovation offshoring and of regulation restrictions, and to the consideration of poss...
#1Antonello ZanfeiH-Index: 20
Last.Mario PiantaH-Index: 25
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The modern process of digitalization of the world economy entails global flows of investment in technology-based industries and knowledge activities located upstream of value chains. This work exploits the wealth of information offered by the fDi Markets database to provide an overview about the geographical patterns of FDIs and of specialization in digital industries and in technological activities.We showremarkable differences across both advanced and emerging economies in this respect. Europe...
#2Giovanni MarinH-Index: 11
Last.Antonello ZanfeiH-Index: 20
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This chapter aims to identify the building blocks of a new way of conceptualising and measuring public service innovation. It is suggested that addressing public service innovation implies that a large number of heterogeneous players and of interactions among them is to be considered, hence making it particularly hard to identify a single (or a few) ‘representative subjects’ as units of analysis. Abandoning a pure subject-based approach poses important challenges to measurement and statistic...
#1Claudio Cozza (AREA Science Park)H-Index: 8
#2Giulio Perani (National Institute of Statistics)H-Index: 5
Last.Antonello Zanfei (University of Urbino)H-Index: 20
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Using data on R&D performers active in Italy, we explore the effects of multinationality on the propensity to R&D cooperation. A fundamental departure from previous empirical literature is that we do not consider only subsidiaries of foreign MNEs but also domestic owned MNEs active in the observed country. First, the whole subset of firms active in Italy represented by multinationals—both foreign and domestic MNEs—exhibits the highest propensity to R&D cooperation. Second, foreign MNEs are bette...
#1Claudio Cozza (UniTS: University of Trieste)H-Index: 8
#2Antonello Zanfei (University of Urbino)H-Index: 20
Using empirical evidence from the Italian RD while multinationals still have some advantages in setting-up R&D cooperation with local universities. Results suggest that foreign multinationals can generally exploit “economies of common governance” when setting-up technical linkages, but they face relative disadvantages in terms of embeddedness in local systems. Este articulo, con datos sobre I+D en Italia, mide la capacidad de las empresas multinacionales de crear enlaces tecnologicos (I+D Extra-...
#1Davide Castellani (University of Reading)H-Index: 21
#2Enzo RullaniH-Index: 2
Last.Antonello Zanfei (University of Urbino)H-Index: 20
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This paper reflects on what remains of Becattini’s utopia in the new context of a globalized and digital economy. Can one still foresee a global world populated with local societies able to produce value by following their own inspirations and chorally participating in a world-wide division of cognitive labor? It is suggested that the interpretive value of Becattini’s theorizing remains, to the extent that one moves away from the consideration of the classical district model, and adopts his more...
#1Mario Pianta (University of Urbino)H-Index: 25
#2Antonello Zanfei (University of Urbino)H-Index: 20
#1Enzo Rullani (Venice International University)H-Index: 2
#2Claudio Cozza (UniTS: University of Trieste)H-Index: 8
Last.Antonello Zanfei (University of Urbino)H-Index: 20
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Abstract We argue that the present economic crisis reflects the on-going transition towards a networked, knowledge based, globalised economy, and this transition affects the role of industrial policies. From this perspective, we suggest that the State should intervene along three main lines. First, action is needed to make the quality and innovative potential of territories recognisable. Second, substantial investments should be targeted to human capital formation, and to communication skills an...
#1Claudio Cozza (UniTS: University of Trieste)H-Index: 8
#2Antonello Zanfei (University of Urbino)H-Index: 20
Abstract While it is widely acknowledged that internal RD and it is even higher in the case of the few Italian firms that have R&D activities abroad. The relative dis-advantage of independent firms, which represent the bulk of the Italian industry and include most small and medium sized enterprises, appears to be less of an obstacle in the case of linkages with universities, especially when R&D contracting out is considered.
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