International Summer Research Workshop

Duke University — Venice International University (VIU)

July 13-15, 2010 - Venice (Italy)


Duke University’s Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness (CGGC), together with Venice International University’s Center for Studies on Technologies in Distributed Intelligence Systems (TeDIS) have expanded their ongoing collaboration by developing a new International Summer Research Workshop.  Building on more than 10 years of international teaching in which Duke and other VIU consortium members have offered students and faculty a unique academic experience in a global setting, this workshop series is held annually since 2008, alternately in Venice and in Durham, NC.  The series will tap the partner institutions’ complementary research foci: CGGC’s global value chain approach and the TeDIS empirical research of Italian industrial districts.

The purpose of these international workshops is
  1. To develop an international set of serious, early-stage researchers—Ph.D. students, post-docs, junior faculty, and selected other researchers with country-level experience—who are capable of doing global value chain (GVC) analysis and using it to better understand the links between local systems and the global economy
  2. To connect these scholars into an active international network with a common research agenda focused on critical emerging topics in coming years
  3. To develop knowledge on cutting edge themes, such as competitiveness in global value chains, environmental upgrading and innovation, and the links between the social, environmental and economical dimensions of upgrading.

Participations in the 2010 workshop edition will be by invitation.

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Duke University

Venice International University