Globalization and Localisation of Firms University of Bordeaux
“Contrôle continu”: - 45-minute intermediate test on part I of the course during classes(see calendar below) - 45-minute intermediate test on part II ofthe course during end-of-semester exam session - RATTRAPAGE:90-minute test on both parts I and II
The course is divided in two parts:I. The first part is dedicated to localization theory and evidence. Afirst set of theories comes from Paul Krugman’s seminalcontributions to the New Economic Geography (NEG) and provides anexplanation of spatial clustering of economic activities based onfamiliar economic concepts, without any reference to innovation. Asecond set of theories, joint with related evidence, comes fromseveral empirical contributions to the economics of innovation andstresses the role of innovation as an agglomeration. II. The second part of the course is dedicated to MultinationalEnterprises (MNEs) and their Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs).Besides providing a definition and classification of MNEs, as well asa theory of their determinants and nature of FDIs, we will discusstheir relationship with and impact on industrial agglomerations.
Online Course Requirement
All PowerPoint slides are in English and will be made available on theMoodle e-learning site, well in advance the lectures. Students arereceived by appointment, either in person or via Skype.READINGS PART I - LOCALIZATION 1 - Economic Geography /1: Core-Periphery Models - Krugman, P. R. (1990). Geography and trade. MIT press (ch.1 andAppendix A ) - 4 copies à la Bibliothèque du GREThA ; 1 copie à laBibliothèque du DSPEG 2 - Economic Geography /2: Marshallian Districts - Krugman, P. R. (1990). Geography and trade. MIT press (ch.2 andAppendix C) 3 - Localized knowledge flows - Jaffe, A. B., Trajtenberg, M., & Henderson, R. (1993). Geographiclocalization of knowledge spillovers as evidenced by patent citations.Quarterly journal of Economics, 108(3), 577-598. (skip sectionIII.)(http://www.tau.ac.il/~manuel/pdfs/geographic%20localization.pdf) - Breschi, S., & Lissoni, F. (2009). Mobility of skilled workers andco-invention networks: an anatomy of localized knowledge flows.Journal of Economic Geography, 9(4), 439-468(http://dimetic.dime-eu.org/dimetic_files/Breschi-Lissoni%20JoEG%20PUBLISHED%201.pdf) - Krugman, P. (2011). The new economic geography, now middle-aged.Regional Studies, 45(1), 1-7.(http://www.princeton.edu/~pkrugman/aag.pdf) 4 - Cities, diversity, and diversification - Duranton, G., & Puga, D. (2000). Diversity and specialisation incities: why, where and when does it matter? Urban studies, 37(3),533-55 (only sections 1, 2 and6)(http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/20212/1/Diversity_and_Specialisation_in_Cities_Why,_Where_and_When_does_it_Matter.pdf) - Choose one of the two: - Frenken, K., Van Oort, F., & Verburg, T. (2007). Related variety,unrelated variety and regional economic growth. Regional studies,41(5), 685-697.https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00343400601120296?casa_token=cs0an8paJlkAAAAA:r4yAAd7kdYzwMiNNyX8zwPaFSH34BOgzNwkL4oRK90OZXnn7IOQpobzSg5xfjXBh6xCshNtz4H5 - Neffke, F., Henning, M. and Boschma, R., 2011. How do regionsdiversify over time? Industry relatedness and the development of newgrowth paths in regions. Economic Geography, 87(3), pp.237-265(http://dimetic.dime-eu.org/dimetic_files/Neffkeetal2011.pdf) PART II - GLOBALIZATION 5- Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) and Foreign Direct Investments(FDIs): Definitions - DL* chapters 1 and 3 (skip 3.4 and 3.5) - IM** chapters 2 (only 2.1 and 2.2) 6-MN Multinational Enterprises: History and trends - DL* chapters 2 (skip 2.5, 2.7, 2.8.2), 6 - UNCTAD (2019) World Investment Report 2019 - Special EconomicZones, United Nations Conference on Trade & Development: Geneva chapter I, sections A to C 7 –Theoretical overview - DM* chapter 4 (4.2.5 and 4.3.2 only) - IM** chapters 2 (2.3, 2.5 only) -> Suggested reading order: IM2.3.1-2.3.3 / DM4.2.5 / DM4.3.2 /IM2.3.4-2.3.5 / IM2.5 8 – MNEs and innovation - UNCTAD (2005) World Investment Report 2005 – TransnationalCorporations and the Internationalization of R&D, United NationsConference on Trade & Development: Geneva chapters 4 (Sections A,B, C.1, D.2.a andBoxes from IV.3 to IV.7) and 5 (Section C only) - McCann, P. and Mudambi, R., 2007. MNEs’ location behaviour andindustrial clustering. Do multinationals feed local development andgrowth, pp.63-94.2o Available on the e-learning platform - Branstetter L.G., Glennon B., Jensen J (2019) The Rise of GlobalInnovation by US Multinationals Poses Risks and Opportunities,Peterson Institute for International Economics(https://www.piie.com/system/files/documents/pb19-9.pdf) 9–Migration and FDIs - Hernandez, E., 2014. Finding a home away from home: Effects ofimmigrants on firms’ foreign location choice and performance.Administrative Science Quarterly, 59(1), pp.73-108. - Useche, D., Miguelez, E. and Lissoni, F., 2019. Highly skilled andwell connected: Migrant inventors in crossborder M&As. Journal ofInternational Business Studies, pp.1-27. - BOTH available on the e-learning platform * DL: Dunning, J.H. and Lundan, S.M., 2008. Multinational enterprisesand the global economy. Edward Elgar Publishing (2nd edition) -2 copies à la Bibliothèque du DSPEG (332.042 DUN), of which 1 copyreserved for consultation only (no lending) ** IM: Iammarino, S. and McCann, P., 2013. Multinationals and economicgeography: Location, technology and innovation. Edward ElgarPublishing -Soon available à la Bibliothèque du DSPEG Language of instruction: English
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