Dear all,

You are invited to an AIB mini-conference in Milan on October 30-31, 2015 on "Breaking up the global value chain: Possibilities and consequences" see taatched pdf-file. Deadline for submission of extended abstract is September 1st, 2015.

Key-note speakers:
- Juan Alcacer, Harvard Business School
- John Cantwell, Rutgers Business School

Submission guidelines: Participants who wish to present their research at the conference are invited to submit an extended abstract not exceeding 1,000 words through the conference website no later than September 1st 2015.

Further submission guidelines can be found at the conference website (

The conference will cover issues like: 
- What are the consequences of breaking up the global value chain and which possibilities is this offering? 
- Under what conditions is it beneficial to keep the different business activities in the same location rather than splitting and decentralize them across companies and countries’ boundaries? What are the organizational challenges?
- What are the benefits and costs associated with offshoring? Are there any hidden costs of offshoring? Who is benefitting from offshoring? Is it society at large, customers, employees? What are spill-over effects of offshoring?
- What are the macro-economic and institutional conditions explaining the new international fragmentation and geographical dispersion of the value chains? How has the relevance of location factors changed and affected the new era of offshoring and back-shoring phenomena?
- What are the challenges for policy makers? What can be done in order to promote the manufacturing activities in advanced countries?

Dai il tuo 5x1000 alla Bocconi: aiuta a studiare chi merita, anche quando non puo'.
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Please note that the above message is addressed only to individuals filing Italian income tax returns.