Workshop ‘Evolving industrial districts within Global Value Chains’

The 7th of April, in Padova we will discuss about how the global dimension is compatible with sub regional contexts for value creation at the Workshop ‘Evolving industrial districts within Global Value Chains’, which I co-organized together with Gary Gereffi (Duke U.).

Have a look at the agenda and the key themes discussed at the page: http://www.economia.unipd.it/evolving-ids-within-global-and-regional-vcs

Implementare comunicazione e reti di fornitura green per le PMI

Che strategie possono implementare le PMI per coniugare una produzione sostenibile e un ritorno di mercato? Quale il ruolo delle relazioni di fornitura e l’importanza di comunicarlo in modo efficace?

Ne parlo con Eleonora di Maria nella rivista Mercati e Competitività con l’articolo “Eco-innovazione, relazioni di fornitura e implicazioni per la comunicazione nelle piccole imprese: un focus sulla moda italiana” a partire dall’esperienza di tre start-up della moda italiana: Ecogeco, Ragioniamo con i Piedi e Re-bello.

Certificazioni ambientali, CSR, GPP a Ecomondo

Martedì 3 Novembre sarò ad Ecomondo, all’interessante convegno “Le certificazioni ambientali per la responsabilità aziendale (CSR) e per gli acquisti pubblici verdi (GPP)” organizzato da FSC Italia, Eco-print, Vireo Srl in cui si discuterà delle varie certificazioni ambientali disponibili e del loro potenziale impatto in termini economici ed ambientali, con uno sguardo privilegiato al loro ruolo per il comparto pubblico attraverso il Green Public Procurement.

 

 

The peculiar resources for environmental innovation

Giulio Cainelli, Roberto Grandinetti and I just got a paper published on J of Cleaner Production, in which we provide a comprehensive framework for understanding the specific role of – internal, external and hybrid – resources in the environmental innovation development based on data on Spanish manufacturing firms.

Any comment and feedback are very welcomed!

Local innovation in developing countries via GVC participation

Have a look at the UNU MERIT Working Paper 2015-022, which I prepared with Elisa Giuliani and Roberta Rabellotti as background papers for the UNIDO, Industrial Development Report 2016: IDR 2016 WP 1.

By the mean of a literature review, we analyze local innovation capabilities in developing countries (firms and cluster) in relation to GVC participation, identifying three typologies depending on the engagement to GVCs: i) GVC-led Innovators, ii) Independent Innovators and weak Innovators.

Which knowledge strategies for environmental innovations?

In the paper “Knowledge strategies for environmental innovations: the case of Italian manufacturing firms“, that I co-authored with Roberto Grandinetti and is earlycite in Journal of Knowledge Management, we analyze how green innovators address the knowledge needs emerging when initiating a sustainability path considering for the different importance that sustainability may have for firms.

How do green firms go international?

In the paper ” Environmental innovations and internationalization: theory and practice” written with Marina Chiarvesio and Eleonora di Maria we investigate the specificities of international upstream and downstream strategies of green firms vs. other innovative firms. Thanks to a unique dataset, we open the black box of difference in export destinations (developed vs. developing) and of other forms of internationalisation never studied in the literature so far, such as FDI.

Sustainability Platform Seminar at CBS

The 28th of February I’d have the pleasure to held a seminar at CBS together with Eleonora Di Maria on the greening of supply chains focusing on the relationships between internationalization and firms’ greening activities (see http://www.cbs.dk/en/cbs-event-en/2968/invitation-to-sustainability-platform-seminar)