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Global Value Chains Meet Innovation Systems : Are There Learning Opportunities for Developing Countries?

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  • Pietrobelli, Carlo
  • Rabellotti, Roberta

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This paper addresses two research questions: How do learning mechanisms operate in different types of global value chains? What is the supporting role of the innovation system in GVC-driven learning and innovation processes? Empirical evidence is used from the authors' research as well as secondary sources. Given the highly differentiated reality behind the sketchy and simplistic term "developing countries," the paper focuses on a particular group of middle-income developing countries: Brazil, Taiwan and Mexico.

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  • Pietrobelli, Carlo & Rabellotti, Roberta, 2011. "Global Value Chains Meet Innovation Systems : Are There Learning Opportunities for Developing Countries?," IDB Publications (Working Papers) 2178, Inter-American Development Bank.
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    Keywords

    Productivity; Learning; Foreign Direct Investment; Upgrading; Innovation Systems; Global Value Chains; Governance;
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    JEL classification:

    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • O14 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes

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