Mr Stefeno Menghinello

Stefeno Menghinello

Research Associate

Economics and Strategy Group

Research Officer at the Italian National Statistical Institute (from 1st January 1998), as head of Unit “Statistics and economic analysis of MNEs” (from 2005), and Research Fellow at Aston University (from July 2007)

University Education

1990 - 1994 University “L.Bocconi”, Milan Italy - First Class Degree in Economics (DES program)
2001 – 2007  University of Birmingham – Ph.D

Previous Positions:

Regional Institute for economic planning of Tuscany (IRPET), Italy, Research fellow, January – December 1997 
University of Ancona, Department of Economics, Italy, Research assistant, January 2005 – December 2006
Research Profile and Current Agenda

My research is largely quantitative in nature, focusing on clusters, multinational companies and regional development from both a statistical and an analytical perspectives. Most of my work involves the set up of surveys and the analysis of results about globalisation related issues, such as the structure and performance of resident companies under foreign control (Inward FATS statistics), including MNEs localisation choice and intra-firm international technology transfer, and the determinants of international sourcing of manufacturing activities and business services carried out by resident companies. 
Statistics and Economics of International Business
Since my degree my main area of research has been the statistics and the economics of international business.  In particular, I’ve developed new official statistics and carried out analytical work on the export performance and production outsourcing of Italian local production systems (small and highly specialised clusters), the determinants of location choice of MNEs in Italy, as well as on the structure and performance of foreign affiliates as compared to domestic multinational and non multinational companies.


ISTAT (2002) “Le esportazioni dai sistemi locali del lavoro”, ISTAT, Editor Menghinello, S., Collana Argomenti, n.22 

Refereed Journal Papers

De Propris, L. e Menghinello, S., Sugden, R. (2007)  “The internationalisation of Local Production Systems: A preliminary Conceptualisation, Application and Research Agenda”, fore coming in a Special Issue of Entrepreneurship and regional development

Menghinello, S. and Trinca, E. (2006) “Struttura e performance delle imprese a controllo estero in Italia”, Economia e Politica Industriale, 3: 157-173

De Propris, L., Driffield, N. and Menghinello, S. (2005) “Local Industrial Systems and the Location of FDI in Italy” in Int. J. of the Economics of Business, 12: 105–121

Conti, G. and Menghinello, S. (2000) “Euro, competitività e territorio: alcune riflessioni sulle conseguenze reali del processo di integrazione  economica e monetaria”, Annali della Società italiana degli economisti

Becattini, G. and Menghinello, S. (1998) “Contributo e ruolo del made in Italy distrettuale” nelle esportazioni nazionali di manufatti” in Sviluppo Locale, V, 9, pp. 5-41 Rosenberg & Sellier.

Conti, G. and Menghinello, S. (1998) “Modelli di impresa e di industria nei contesti di competizione globale: l’internazionalizzazione produttiva dei sistemi locali del made in Italy”, L’Industria,  Rivista di economia e politica industriale,  XIX, n. 2

Menghinello, S. (1996) “L’economia italiana negli anni ’80 : domanda di lavoro, politiche di sostegno all’occupazione ed equilibrio esterno”, Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia, n. 3

Contributions to edited volumes

Menghinello, S. (2004) “I sistemi produttivi locali della filiera legno arredamento” in La capacità competitiva della filiera italiana del legno-arredamento, F.Onida, F.Traù and  Gargiulo Eds., Franco Angeli, Milano
Menghinello, S. (2003) “Local engines of international trade: the case of industrial districts in Italy” in “Inside the industrial district-The Evolution of Local Capitalism in Italy”, Cainelli G. and Zoboli R. Eds., Contribution to Economics, Physica Verlag, Heidelberg
Conti. G. and Menghinello, S. (2002) “Performance sui mercati esteri e capacità di apprendimento dei sistemi produttivi locali” in Apprendimento collettivo e competitività territoriale,  R. Camagni and R.Capello Eds., Franco Angeli
Menghinello, S. and Conti, G. (2003) “Sistemi di piccola impresa e esportazioni: i fattori di competitività dell’industria italiana”, in Impresa e territorio, Gioacchino Garofoli Ed., Istituto Guglielmo Tagliacarne, Il Mulino

Other papers 

Menghinello, S. and Trinca E. (2005) “L’industria europea tra declino e ricerca di nuovi equilibri competitivi” in Rapporto ICE, luglio 2005, Roma

Menghinello, S. (2005) “Assessing spillovers and reverse spillovers from multinational enterprises by direct reporting on foreign affiliates”, paper presented at the Special Session on Globalisation, OECD Headquarters, Paris, November 2005

De Propris, L. , Driffield, N. e Menghinello, S. (2003) “Localised Competitive Advantages and Local Industrial  Systems in Italy”, University of Birmingham Working Paper Series N.29

Menghinello, S. (2003) “Localised competitive advantages: the industrial district in Italy as engines of international trade and FDI catalysts” Conference paper EUNIP, Porto

Menghinello S. and Morganti E. (2003) "The Italian Business Register on Enterprise Groups as a survey frame for Statistics on Foreign Affiliates". Supporting paper for the Globalisation session at the Joint UNECE-Eurostat seminar on Business Registers, Geneve

De Propris, L. , Driffield, N. e Menghinello, S. (2003) “Localised Competitive Advantages and Local Industrial  Systems in Italy”, University of Birmingham Working Paper Series N.29

Crestanello, P. and Menghinello, S. (2001) “Aspetti territoriali della competitività dell'industria veneta: un'analisi delle esportazioni per sistema locale del lavoro”, Economia e società regionale, Nuova serie di Oltre il Ponte, Rivista trimestrale di analisi economica e sociale, Ires Veneto, vol. 2

Menghinello, S. (2000) “The demographic structure of Italian exporting enterprises and the contribution of the industrial districts to international trade”, Paper presented at the 2nd Oecd trade statistics meeting, OCDE, Paris

Conti, G.  and Menghinello, S. (1998) “Ruolo e peculiarità delle produzioni meccaniche per le esportazioni nazionali di manufatti” in Rapporto sul Commercio Estero 1997, I.C.E., Roma

Conti, G. and Menghinello, S. (1997) “L’internazionalizzazione produttiva dei sistemi locali. Alcune riflessioni e risultati empirici preliminari sull’internazionalizzazione delle filiere produttive dei principali settori del Made in Italy a livello provinciale”, in Rapporto sul Commercio Estero 1996, I.C.E., Roma

Conti, G.  and Menghinello, S. (1996) “Territorio e competitività : l’importanza dei sistemi locali per le esportazioni italiane di manufatti. Un’analisi per province (1985-1994)” in Rapporto sul Commercio Estero 1995, I.C.E., Roma.

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