dear members of the AIB community

Please find below the final programme of the Workshop on Technology, Work and Internationalisation, to be held on May 29-30 2019. 

The event is scheduled in connection with the Urbino PhD in Global Studies and will discuss work presented by both established and young scholars in the field. 

The venue is the Department of Economics, Society and Politics of the University of Urbino, Italy. 

Attendance is open to interested students and scholars. Persons willing to attend are kindly invited to signal their names and affiliation to the global-studies mailbox ([log in to unmask]).

The workshop will be preceded by a PhD students' Seminar Session which will take place on May 28th and in the morning of May 29th. See for details on this lateral event and on applications to the upcoming edition of our PhD programme (deadline for applications: June 10 2019). 

Best regards
Antonello Zanfei
Full Professor of Applied Economics and of Economics of Globalisation
Director of the Urbino PhD in Global Studies


Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo

Ph.D. Programme in Global Studies


Workshop on Technology, Work and Internationalization

29-30 May 2019


Department of Economics, Society and Politics (DESP)

 Palazzo Battiferri, Via Saffi 42 - Aula Amaranto


Day 1: May 29 2019


14:15 – 16:00


Technology and the international organisation of work and production

Chair: Antonello Zanfei


Roger STRANGE (University of Sussex Business School)

The Development of the Global Factory


Andrea COVERI (University of Urbino), Mario PIANTA (Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence), Antonello ZANFEI (University of Urbino)

FDI Patterns and Global Value Chains in the Digital Economy


Giovanni BALCET (University of Torino), Grazia IETTO-GILLES (London South Bank University)

Internationalization, outsourcing and labour fragmentation. The case of FIAT


Introduction to general discussion: Germana Giombini, Bjorn Jindra, Alessandro Pagano,  Antonella Zucchella


Coffee break



16:30 – 18:30


Technology and employment

Chair: Mario Pianta


Jelena RELJIC (PhD candidate, Sapienza University of Rome), Rinaldo EVANGELISTA (University of Camerino), Mario PIANTA (Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence)

Digital technologies, employment and skills


Giulia FELICE (DIG, Polytechnic University of Milan), Fabio LAMPERTI (PhD candidate, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK), Lucia PISCITELLO (Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK)

Labor Market effects of Additive Manufacturing: Evidence from OECD countries


Alessandro ARRIGHETTI (University of Parma), Eleonora BARTOLONI (ISTAT, Milan), Fabio LANDINI (University of Parma and ICRIOS-Bocconi), Chiara POLLIO (EmiliaLab and University of Ferrara)

Exuberant proclivity towards non-standard employment: evidence from employer-employee matched data


Valeria CIRILLO (INAPP, Rome), Rinaldo Evangelista (University of Camerino), Dario Guarascio (INAPP, Rome), Matteo Sostero (EC - Joint Research Center, Seville)

Digitalization, routineness and employment: An exploration on Italian task-based data


Introduction to general discussion: Eduardo Barberis, Giorgio Calcagnini, Angela Genova, Mario Pianta, Giuseppe Travaglini



Day 2: May 30 2019


9:00 – 10:30


Internationalization, technological relatedness and risk

Chair: Bjorn Jindra


Bjorn JINDRA (Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark), Annette MEYERNOFF (University of Bremen)

R&D internationalization of multinational enterprises. Does the concept of related variety help to reconcile prior findings?


Gabriel BENITO (Norwegian Business School), Gabor BÉKÉS (Central European University), Davide CASTELLANI (Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK), Balázs MURAKÖZY (Research Center for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

A risk-taking perspective on the international footprint of the firm


Davide CASTELLANI (Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK), Giovanni MARIN (University of Urbino), Sandro MONTRESOR (Kore University of Enna, Italy), Antonello ZANFEI (University of Urbino)

Unlocking the green door of regional development: the role of MNEs in greening local inventive activities


Introduction to general discussion: Giovanni Balcet, Fabio Landini, Rosalba Rombaldoni, Roger Strange


Coffee break


11:00 – 13:30


Technology, skills and productivity

Chair: Germana Giombini


Giuseppe TRAVAGLINI (University of Urbino), Alessandro BELLOCCHI (PhD candidate, University of Urbino), Edgard J. SANCHEZ CARRERA (University of Urbino)

Unwrapping TFP growth in the euro area


Giovanni MARIN (University of Urbino), Francesco VONA (OFCE-SciencesPo and SKEMA Business School, Sophia Antipolis, France)

Finance and the Reallocation of Scientific, Engineering and Mathematical Talent


Juan Carlos CASTILLO SANCHEZ (ICRIOS, Bocconi University), Franco MALERBA (ICRIOS, Bocconi University), Roberto MAVILIA (ICRIOS, Bocconi University)

The Evolution of Labor Productivity in Chile’s Exporting Sector: a micro-level perspective



Networks and innovation

Chair: Roger Strange

Roberto IPPOLITI (University of Turin), Giovanni B. RAMELLO (University of Eastern Piedmont), Frederic M. SCHERER (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University)

Partnership and Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry: the Case of Clinical Research


Roberta BOCCONCELLI (University of Urbino), Alessandro PAGANO (University of Urbino), Raffaele SILVESTRI (University of Bari)

The role of multilateral R&D projects in resource development by high-tech cluster firms: the case of Apulia Space


Introduction to general discussion: Davide Castellani, Barbara Francioni, Sandro Montresor, Jelena Reljic



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