Roberta Rabellotti

Department of Political and Social Sciences at the Università di Pavia

Roberta Rabellotti is Full Professor of Economics at the Università di Pavia, Italy. She has got a Master of Science in Development Economics at the University of Oxford and a Doctor of Philosophy at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. She specializes in the analysis of the industrial sector in developing countries. Her areas of interest are: industrial policies, small business promotion, international trade policies, industrial districts and clusters, global value chains.

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

Vito Amendolagine, Andrea F. Presbitero, Roberta Rabellotti, Marco Sanfilippo

Local sourcing in developing countries: The role of foreign direct investments and global value chains

The local sourcing of intermediate products is one the main channels for foreign direct investment (FDI) spillovers. This paper investigates whether and how participation and positioning in the global value chains (GVCs) of host countries is associated to local sourcing by foreign investors. Matchin...

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...

Amendolagine, V., Chaminade, C., Guimón, J., & Rabellotti, R.

Cross-border Knowledge Flows Through R&D FDI: Implications for Low-and Middle-income Countries.

R&D related foreign direct investments represent a powerful mechanism for cross-border knowledge sharing that can stimulate the process of technological catch-up. However, low-income countries and smaller middle-income countries remain largely excluded from this kind of global flows of knowledge...

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