The IPC Globalization Study
The Industrial Performance Center engaged in a major research program on the process of globalization and its implications for productivity growth, innovation and the creation of good jobs.
The interdisciplinary IPC research team tracked the effects of globalization on individual firms, and their home societies, in several industries such as: electronics, (including semiconductors), software, financial services (including venture capital), motor vehicles, and textiles and apparel. With the help of an international network of collaborating researchers, they studyied the strategies, plants and laboratories of leading firms in each of these industries with home bases in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Taiwan.
By comparing the different ways in which firms were relocating their productive activities abroad, we shed new light on how alternative globalization strategies will affect future innovation, growth, job content and skills, and societal learning.
The Industrial Performance Center conducted a research program on the process of globalization and its implications for productivity, growth, innovation and the creation of good jobs. The study is known as the MIT IPC Globalization Project.
The following are various publications of interest related to the IPC Globalization Project.
OTHER INDUSTRY STUDIES
Electronics and IT
Sturgeon, Timothy J. Modular Production's Impact on Japan's Electronics Industry MIT IPC Working Paper 06-001 Download (PDF)
Breznitz, Dan Diffusion of Academic R&D Capabilities as an Industrial Innovation Policy? – The Development of Israel's IT Industry MIT IPC Working Paper 04-006 Download (PDF)
Sturgeon, Timothy J. Exploring the Risks of Value Chain Modularity: Electronics Outsourcing During the Industry Cycle of 1992-2002 May 2003 MIT IPC Working Paper 03-002 Download (PDF)
Sturgeon, Timothy J., and Ji-Ren Lee Industry Co-Evolution and the Rise of a Shared Supply-base for Electronics Manufacturing May/June 2001 This paper was published as chapter two in: Global Taiwan: Building Competitive Strengths in a New International Economy, Suzanne Berger and Richard Lester (eds.). Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe. 2005. MIT IPC Working Paper 01-003 Download (PDF)
Fuller, Douglas, Akintunde Akinwande and Charles G. Sodini Leading, Following or Cooked Goose: Explaining Innovation Successes and Failures in Taiwan's Electronics Industry January 2001 MIT IPC Working Paper 01-002 Download (PDF)
Automobiles and motorcycles
Sturgeon, Timothy J., Johannes Van Biesebroeck, and Gary Gereffi Value Chains, Networks, and Clusters: Reframing the Global Automotive Industry. This paper is forthcoming in the Journal of Economic Geography. MIT IPC Working Paper 08-002 Download (PDF)
Lynch, Teresa M. Leveraging Capabilities: Models of Foreign Production in the Taiwanese Automotive Industry MIT IPC Working Paper 00-013 Download (PDF)
Sturgeon, Timothy J. and Richard Florida Globalization and Jobs in the Automotive Industry MIT IPC Working Paper 00-012 Download (PDF)
Thun, Eric Growing Up and Moving Out: Globalization in the Taiwanese Textile, Apparel, and Automotive Industry June 2000 MIT IPC 00-007WP, 28 pages Download (PDF)
Lynch, Teresa M. Globalization and Reconstruction of National Capitalisms: German and American Automotive Firms Abroad October 2000 This paper is not available on-line. Please email your request to email@example.com MIT IPC 00-006WP
Reynolds, Elisabeth B. Institutions, Public Policy and the Product Life Cycle: Globalization of Biomanufacturing and Implications for Massachusetts MIT IPC Working Paper 10-001 Download (PDF)
Srinivas, Smita and Kimmo Viljamaa BioTurku: "Newly" innovative? The rise of bio-pharmaceuticals and the biotech concentration in southwest Finland September 2003 MIT IPC Working Paper 03-004 Download (PDF)
Eaton, Susan C. IF You Can Use It: The Effect of Work/Family Practices in Biotechnology Firms on Commitment and Performance April 2000 MIT IPC 00-004WP, 36 pages Download (PDF)
Eaton, Susan C. The Emergence of Social Contract: Evidence from the Biotech Sector January 2000 MIT IPC 00-001WP, 31 pages Download (PDF)
Levy, Frank and Kyoung-Hee Yu Offshoring Radiology Services to India MIT IPC Working Paper 06-005 Download (PDF)
Levy, Frank and Ari Goelman Offshoring and Radiology MIT IPC Working Paper 05-007 Download (PDF)
COUNTRY AND CLUSTER STUDIES
Breznitz, D., Innovation and the State: Political Choice and Strategies for Growth in Israel, Taiwan, and Ireland, Yale University Press, 2011.
Breznitz, D. and Murphree, M., Run of the Red Queen, Yale University Press, 2011.
Breznitz, D., Diffusion of Academic R&D Capabilities as an Industrial Innovation Policy? - The Development of Israel's IT Industry, MIT IPC Working Paper 04-006.
Breznitz, D., The Military as a Public Space - The Role of the IDF in the Israeli Software Innovation System, MIT IPC Working Paper 02-004.
Berger, S. and Lester, R. (eds.), Global Taiwan: Building Competitive Strengths in A New International Economy, M.E. Sharpe Inc., 2005.
Berger, S. and Lester, R. (eds), Made By Hong Kong, Oxford University Press, 1997.