Innovation as a driver of development

A strand of research on innovation aimed at understanding how companies accumulate technological capabilities to overcome growth constraints. This research has analysed how firms learn through networking with other local actors and whether firms from developing countries catch up technologically through their internationalization. This research agenda has demonstrated that companies learn and innovate through collaboration with a multiplicity of actors, and also that the structure of the collaborative networks as well as the qualities of their members are key to determine the direction of innovative outcomes.

Key publications

Balland P.A., Broekel T., Diodato D., Giuliani E., Hausmann R., O’Clery N., Rigby D. (2022) The New Paradigm of Economic Complexity, Research Policy, 51 (3), 104450.

Giuliani E., Balland P.A. & Matta A. (2019) Straining but not thriving: Understanding network dynamics in underperforming industrial clusters, Journal of Economic Geography, 19 (1): 147-172.

Amendolagine V., Giuliani E., Martinelli A. & Rabellotti R. (2018) Chinese and Indian MNEs’ shopping sprees in advanced countries. How good is it for their innovation output? Journal of Economic Geography, 18 (5): 1149–1176.

Giuliani E., Martinelli A., Rabellotti R. (2015) Is Co-Invention Expediting Technological Catch Up? A Study of Collaboration between Emerging Country Firms and EU inventors, World Development, 77: 192– 205.

Giuliani E. (2013) Network dynamics in regional clusters: Evidence from Chile, Research Policy, 42 (8), 1406-1419.

Giuliani E. (2011) The Role of Technological Gatekeepers in the Growth of Industrial Clusters: Evidence from Chile, Regional Studies, 45 (10): 1329-1348.

Arza V., Giuliani E. (2009) What drives the formation of ‘valuable’ university-industry linkages? Insights from the wine industry, Research Policy, 38: 906–921.

Giuliani E. (2008) Multinational Corporations and patterns of local knowledge transfer in Costa Rican High-Tech industries, Development and Change, 39 (3): 385-407.

Giuliani E. (2007) The selective nature of knowledge networks in clusters: evidence from the wine industry, Journal of Economic Geography, 7: 139-168.

Giuliani E., Pietrobelli C., Rabellotti R. (2005) Upgrading in global value chains: Lessons from Latin American clusters. World Development 33(4), 549-573.

Giuliani E., Bell M. (2005) The micro-determinants of meso-level learning and innovation: evidence from a Chilean wine cluster. Research Policy 34(1), 47-68.

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