Rasmus Lema

United Nations University-MERIT

Rasmus Lema is an Associate Professor at United Nations University-Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT). Previously, he was Associate Professor at Aalborg University Business School and Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg. He obtained his DPhil degree from the Institute of Development studies at the University of Sussex. His areas of specialization are global value chains, innovation systems and low carbon innovation.

Rasmus Lema and Roberta Rabellotti

The Green and Digital Transition in Manufacturing Global Value Chains in Latecomer Countries

This paper is based on a review of the literature that brings together GVCs, green and digital transformations. Or to be more precise, the analysis is based on three main components: (a) the greening of GVCs and environmental upgrading; (b) the digital transformation of manufacturing GVCs and (c) an...

Elisabetta Gentile, Rasmus Lema, Roberta Rabellotti, and Dalila Ribaudo

Greening Global Value Chains: A Conceptual Framework for Policy Action

Vito Amendolagine, Ulrich Elmer Hansen, Rasmus Lema, Roberta Rabellotti, Dalila Ribaudo

Taking advantage of Global Value Chains to spread green energy technologies across countries

Rasmus Lema, Carlo Pietrobelli, Roberta Rabellotti, Antonio Vezzani

Integration in global IT value chains does not necessarily improve innovation capacity

Fabio Landini, Rasmus Lema, Franco Malerba

Demand-led catch-up: a history-friendly model of latecomer development in the global green economy

This article examines the role played by demand in catching up and in leadership changes in green industries, motivated by the belief that demand-led catch-up is a prevalent pathway in such industries. The article first examines stylized cases of sectoral green catch-up by China in which the local m...

Rasmus Lema, Carlo Pietrobelli, Roberta Rabellotti

Innovation in global value chains

In this chapter, the authors focus on innovation in global value chains and on the role that such chains play in building and deepening capability. They also focus on the trajectories along which firms, located in developing countries, once inserted into global value chains acquire or lose innovatio...

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