Jan 26 2018

Employment displacement in the fourth industrial revolution: torn between fear and past evidence

Collegio Carlo Alberto, Piazza Arbarello 8 (Turin), Jan 26 - 30

Luc Soete (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University)  looks at previous industrial revolutions to get some insights on what the potential impact might be of the current fouth industrial revolution. He focuses on the attempt to provide some analytical insights into the possible consequences for work and income, primarily based on the previous, third industrial revolution; the one most closely linked to the emergence and rapid diffusion of microelectronics and the computer in the late 70’s and 80’s of the previous century.

Dec 15 2017

The future of manufacturing in Piemonte and Northern Italy

A case for a recovery of Italian manufacturing has been made in the report "Digital disruption and the transformation of Italian manufacturing" commssioned by Aspen institute Italia (Geuna A., Guerzoni M., Nuccio, M., Pammolli F. and Rungi A., 2017). The report presented in november 2017 to an international symposium has focused on the impact of digital technologies on manufacturing both at regional and industrial level. Piemonte and Northern Italy, the cradle of Italian industrialization, have been benchmarked to other industrial regions in Europe against different economic indicators. Although our regions have oftern run after German ones in terms of productivity, there are positive signals from the industrial capabilities of innovation. In particular, robotics performs with high competitive standard in many industries, not least in the automotive. For more details, please checj the website where the report can be downloaded.

Jan 30 2018

Francesco Zirpoli (Dep. of Management, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice) «Post merger “network” integration: the case of Fiat and Chrysler»

Collegio Carlo Alberto, Piazza Arbarello 8 (Turin)

Francesco Zirpoli's speach belongs to of the Economics of Innovation and Knowledge Seminar series of the Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti de Martiis, University of Turin and BRICK, Collegio Carlo Alberto.

Oct 24 2017

Giuseppe Giulio Calabrese (IRCRES, CNR) «Internationalization and performance in the Italian automotive supply chain»

Collegio Carlo Alberto, Piazza Arbarello 8 (Turin)

Giuseppe Giulio Calabres gave a speech about the relationship between internationalization and performance at the firm level, as part of the Economics of Innovation and Knowledge Seminar series of the Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti de Martiis, University of Turin and BRICK, Collegio Carlo Alberto.

Oct 10 2017

Peter Warrian (Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto) «The Dynamics of Knowledge Transfer with SME Firms»

Collegio Carlo Alberto, Piazza Arbarello 8 (Turin)

Peter Warrian gave a speech about the challenges of the increasing divestment of auto parts production from OEMs and how it influence the resiliency or reinvention capacity of "places". The event is part of the Economics of Innovation and Knowledge Seminar series of the Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti de Martiis, University of Turin and BRICK, Collegio Carlo Alberto.

Oct 5 2017

Aldo Geuna (EST, University of Turin & BRICK, Collegio Carlo Alberto) «The birth and development of Italian Automotive Industry (1894-2015) and the Turin car cluster: Marshall and Klepper revisited»

Campus Luigi Einaudi, Lungo Dora Siena, 100 A (Turin)

Aldo Geuna gave a talk on a paper, jointly written with Aldo Enrietti and Pier Paolo Patrucco, about the historical evolution of the Italian car industry and the Turin car cluster. The speech belongs to the Lunch Seminar series of the Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti de Martiis, University of Turin.