The world is in turbulence caused by several events occurring simultaneously. Among these events, a general mistrust of globalization in the electorates of several democratic (and non) countries, the geopolitical tensions between China and the United States as well as wars between Russia and its neighbours, and COVID-19 loom large. The latter has evolved into a global health crisis that – considering the levels of global socioeconomic integration – is unprecedented in modern history (past 100 years), leading governments to take drastic measures which impact social life but also economy and Global Value Chains (GVC).
The confluence of such crises is expected to lead to a widespread economic turmoil that will hit hard many countries and regions worldwide. Scholars have argued about the surging of a phase of de-globalization in which GVCs are being transformed and restructured. In parallel, accelerating shifts associated with Industry 4.0 are also shaping the reorganization of the global economy.
If so, the effect on systems of innovation will be profound. The double-sided feature of productive structures (global and local) towards innovation generates dense interactions – a pivotal element of competitiveness at the micro, meso and macro-levels. Notwithstanding, prospective trends of disruption represent substantial risks for relationships involving organizations and innovation systems.
Based on this background, there is massive uncertainty in how countries, regions, firms and individuals will respond to multifaceted crises and productive rearrangements, which ones will be more resilient and better capable of adaptation than others, and why that will be the case. Considering the pivotal role played by GVCs in shaping and integrating technological capabilities at the micro, meso and macro-levels worldwide better conceptualizing these conditions becomes key to properly addressing how economic and innovation systems will absorb the associated.
This international conference will address these fundamental questions. In particular, we our topics of interest will cover:
- Global Value Chains and local ecosystems of innovation
- Global Value Chains and international networks (resilience)
- Global Value Chains and technology upgrading
- Global Value Chains and regional innovation policy
Ron Boschma – R.A.Boschma@uu.nl
Utrecht University, Regional Economics, Faculty of Geosciences (Netherlands)
Bruno Fischer – firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Campinas, School of Applied Science (Brazil)
Nicholas S. Vonortas – email@example.com
George Washington University, Department of Economics & Institute for Int’l S&T Policy (US)
São Paulo Excellence Chair, University of Campinas (Brazil)
R. Carlos Gomes, 250 –Auditório do Instituto de Geociências – Cidade Universitária, Campinas – SP, 13083-869
This is a hybrid event. It will be possible to also participate online.
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PROGRAM AND PRESENTATION