GLOBAL FIRMS AND GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS

Second cycle degree in ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: ELEONORA DI MARIA

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 12


Syllabus
Examination methods: For attending students (Modules A and B) the final evaluation will be based on an a individual written exam based on the content presented and discussed in classroom, the readings assigned and the case studies discussed. Moreover, students in groups will develop a team work that will be evaluated and presented at the end of the course.
For not attending students: written exam (open questions) based on the readings (slides of the lectures, scientific papers and chapters of books).
Course unit contents: Module A – Global Firms
• Determinants of FDI
• Effects of MNCs on the host country
• Effects of MNCs on the home country
• MNCs and economic geography
• Global value chain (GVC) and economic geography

Module B – Global Value Chains
• International business strategies: MNCs, global firms, born globals
• GVC framework – governance
• GVC and international supply chain management
• GVC, upgrading, and innovation
• GVC and upgrading: role of global buyers
• GVC, social and environmental sustainability