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Full Professor of International Economics, Turin University.

Who is Giovanni Balcet (Associate Director)

Present positions
• Full Professor of International Economics and International Business, Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Turin, Italy.
• Director, Master Degree in “Development, Cooperation and Innovation in the Global Economy”, University of Turin, Italy.
• Member of the Steering Committee and Lecturer at the Master “Management of Development”, ILO International Centre, Turin, Italy. 
• Directeur d’Etudes Associé, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris, France.

Other academic or professional activities
Italian Delegate at the OECD Working Group on Globalisation of Industry, Paris, Italy. 

Referee for the following journals: "Transnational Corporations"; "International Journal of 
Automotive Technology and Management"; "Economia e politica industriale - Journal of Industrial and Business Economics "; “L’industria – Rivista di economia e politica industriale"; “Journal of 
International and Area Studies".

Member of the Advisory Board, “Journal of Applied Economics and Business Research".

Member of the Steering Committee, Associazione Economisti di Lingua Neolatina (AENL).

Member of Società Italiana degli Economisti, Società Italiana di Economia e Politica Industriale, European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES).

International expert at AERES, Agence pour l'Evaluation de la Recherche et de l'Enseignement Superieur, Paris.

Research interests
Foreign direct investments and the multinational enterprise
Global technology:  international innovation processes
Joint ventures and cooperative inter-firm behaviour
Industrial and trade policies in the age of globalisation
Global automotive industry
Multinationals from emerging countries: China and India

Selected publications
•    “Potenze economiche emergenti: Cina e India a confronto”, Il Mulino, Bologna 2012 (with Vittorio Valli).
•    Editorial, International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, Special Issue “The Dynamics of the Chinese Automotive Industry: Strategies, Innovation and Globalisation”, vol. 12, n. 4, 2012, pp. 313-317 (with Wang Hua).
•    Geely: a trajectory of catching up and asset-seeking multinational growth, International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, Special Issue “The Dynamics of the Chinese Automotive Industry: Strategies, Innovation and Globalisation”, vol. 12, 2012, n. 4, pp. 360-375 (with Wang Hua and Xavier Richet).
•    Structuring and restructuring Fiat-Chrysler: can two weak carmakers jointly survive in the new automotive arena?, International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, vol. 13, n. 2, 2013, pp. 183-197 (with Giulio Calabrese and Giuliana Comisso).
•    Emerging countries’ multinational companies investing in developed countries:
at odds with the HOS paradigm?, The European Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 10, n. 1, 2013, pp. 179-202 (with Wladimir Andreff).
•    Joint Ventures, Technology Acquisition and Emerging Multinationals: The Case of The Chinese Automotive Industry, in: X. Richet, V. Delteil, P. Dieuaide, Strategies of Multinational Corporations and Social Regulations. European and Asian Perspectives, Springer, Dordrecht, 2014. 

 

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