Global Value Chains and Global Production Networks

Global Value Chains and Global Production Networks
Author: Jeffrey Neilson,Bill Pritchard,Henry Yeung Wai-Chung
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-10-02
ISBN 10: 1317533658
ISBN 13: 9781317533658
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The global economic system is experiencing a profound period of rapid change. The emergence of globalised production and distribution systems, which bring together diverse constellations of economic actors through a complex regime of global corporate governance, state regulation and new international divisions of labour, demands corresponding and innovative explanatory models. Global value chains (GVCs) and global production networks (GPNs) have been particularly useful as conceptual frameworks for understanding the global market engagement of firms, regions and nations. This book examines the rise of GVCs and GPNs as dominant features of the international political economy. It brings together leading thinkers in the field and sets out new directions for future scholarship in understanding the contemporary global economic system. In doing so, this book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the international political economy and the global economic system in the post-Washington Consensus era of contemporary capitalism. This book was published as a special issue of the Review of International Political Economy.

Global Value Chains and Production Networks

Global Value Chains and Production Networks
Author: Fengru Cui,Guitang Liu
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2018-12-05
ISBN 10: 0128148489
ISBN 13: 9780128148488
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Global Value Chains and Production Networks: Case Studies of Siemens and Huawei presents theories and frameworks that facilitate the evolution of GPN studies, from macro perspectives based on territory and industry to the use of micro (firm-level) data. The book explores these theories and frameworks through detailed case studies of two major corporations, Siemens and Huawei. With the GPN/GVC structure of Chinese firms not well known outside China, despite the growing importance of Chinese firms in the global economy, this guide plays a pivotal role in facilitating the use of data that promise to unlock economic cooperation and value. Emphasizes micro-data analytical models and their methodological underpinnings Illustrates how these data illuminate the economic structures of two comparable GPNs within highly divergent institutional contexts Suggests how companies can cooperate with foreign partners to enhance their global management capacity and reshape their advantages in international competition

Handbook on Global Value Chains

Handbook on Global Value Chains
Author: Stefano Ponte
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 1788113772
ISBN 13: 9781788113779
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Global value chains (GVCs) are a key feature of the global economy in the 21st century. They show how international investment and trade create cross-border production networks that link countries, firms and workers around the globe. This Handbook describes how GVCs arise and vary across industries and countries, and how they have evolved over time in response to economic and political forces. With chapters written by leading interdisciplinary scholars, the Handbook unpacks the key concepts of GVC governance and upgrading, and explores policy implications for advanced and developing economies alike. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial}

Global Value Chains and Development

Global Value Chains and Development
Author: Gary Gereffi
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2019-01-24
ISBN 10: 1108471943
ISBN 13: 9781108471947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Studies conceptual foundations of GVC analysis, twin pillars of 'governance' and 'upgrading', and detailed cases of emerging economies.

Gender and Work in Global Value Chains

Gender and Work in Global Value Chains
Author: Stephanie Barrientos
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-05-23
ISBN 10: 1108600654
ISBN 13: 9781108600651
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book focuses on the changing gender patterns of work in a global retail environment associated with the rise of contemporary retail and global sourcing. This has affected the working lives of hundreds of millions of workers in high-, middle- and low-income countries. The growth of contemporary retail has been driven by the commercialised production of many goods previously produced unpaid by women within the home. Sourcing is now largely undertaken through global value chains in low- or middle-income economies, using a 'cheap' feminised labour force to produce low-price goods. As women have been drawn into the labour force, households are increasingly dependent on the purchase of food and consumer goods, blurring the boundaries between paid and unpaid work. This book examines how gendered patterns of work have changed and explores the extent to which global retail opens up new channels to leverage more gender-equitable gains in sourcing countries.

The Routledge Handbook to Global Political Economy

The Routledge Handbook to Global Political Economy
Author: Ernesto Vivares
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-05-07
ISBN 10: 1351064525
ISBN 13: 9781351064521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Routledge Handbook to Global Political Economy provides a comprehensive guide to how Global Political Economy (GPE) is conceptualized and researched around the world. Including contributions that range from traditional International Political Economy (IPE) to GPE approaches, the Handbook gathers the investigations, varying perspectives and innovative research of more than sixty scholars from all over the world. Providing undergraduates, postgraduates, teachers and researchers with a complete set of traditional, contending and regional perspectives, the book explores current issues, conceptual tools, key research debates and different methodological approaches taken. Structured in five parts methodologically correlated, the book presents GPE as a field of global, regional and national research: • historical waves and diverse ontological axes; • major theoretical perspectives; • beyond traditional perspectives; • regional inquiries; • research arenas. Carefully selected contributions from both established and upcoming scholars ensure that this is an eclectic, pluralist and multidisciplinary work and an essential resource for all those with an interest in this complex and rapidly evolving field of study.

Local Clusters in Global Value Chains

Local Clusters in Global Value Chains
Author: Valentina De Marchi,Eleonora Di Maria,Gary Gereffi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2017-07-28
ISBN 10: 1351723995
ISBN 13: 9781351723992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The international fragmentation of economic activities – from research and design to production and marketing – described through the lens of the global value chain (GVC) approach impacts the structure and performance of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) agglomerated in economic clusters. The consolidation of GVCs ruled by global lead firms and the recession of 2008-09 exacerbated the pressures on cluster actors that based their competitive advantage on local systems, spurring an increasing heterogeneity, both across and within clusters, that is still overlooked in the literature. Drawing on detailed studies of different industries and countries, Local Clusters in Global Value Chains shows the co-evolutionary trajectories of clusters and GVCs, and the role of firms and their strategies in organizing manufacturing and innovation activities in the context of ongoing technological shifts. The book explores the tension between place-based variables and global drivers of change, and the possibility for territories containing such clusters to prosper in the new global scenario. By adopting insights from the GVC framework and management studies, the book discusses how the internationalization strategies of firms create opportunities as well as constraints for adaptive upgrading in clusters. This book is of interest to both researchers and policy-makers who are interested in the dynamic sources of competitive advantage in the global economy.

Global Value Chains in a Changing World

Global Value Chains in a Changing World
Author: Deborah Kay Elms,Patrick Low
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9789287038821
ISBN 13: 9287038821
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A collection of papers by some of the world's leading specialists on global value chains (GVCs). It examines how GVCs have evolved and the challenges they face in a rapidly changing world. The approach is multi-disciplinary, with contributions from economists, political scientists, supply chain management specialists, practitioners and policy-makers. Co-published with the Fung Global Institute and the Temasek

Interconnected Economies Benefiting from Global Value Chains

Interconnected Economies Benefiting from Global Value Chains
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2013-05-28
ISBN 10: 9264189564
ISBN 13: 9789264189560
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book examines how global value chains have evolved and the policy challenges they have created.

Global Production Networks

Global Production Networks
Author: Neil M. Coe,Henry Wai-Chung Yeung
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0198703902
ISBN 13: 9780198703907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This volume ultimately aims to develop a theory of global production networks that explains economic development in the interconnected global economy. It provides robust answers to a fundamental question: how is development in different economies driven by their participation in value activities organised through global production networks? These answers can also offer new theoretical insights into why the organisation and coordination of global production networks varies significantly between different industries, sectors, and economies, and why those variations matter for economic development.

Global Value Chains in a Postcrisis World

Global Value Chains in a Postcrisis World
Author: Olivier Cattaneo,Gary Gereffi,Cornelia Staritz
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 391
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0821384996
ISBN 13: 9780821384992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The book looks to address the following questions in a post-crisis world: How have lead firms responded to the crisis? Have they changed their traditional supply chain strategy and relocated and/or outsourced part of their production? How will those changes affect developing countries? What should be the policy responses to these changes?

Making Global Value Chains Work for Development

Making Global Value Chains Work for Development
Author: Daria Taglioni,Deborah Winkler
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2016-06-10
ISBN 10: 1464801622
ISBN 13: 9781464801624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Economic, technological, and political shifts as well as changing business strategies have driven firms to unbundle production processes and disperse them across countries. Thanks to these changes, developing countries can now increase their participation in global value chains (GVCs) and thus become more competitive in agriculture, manufacturing and services. This is a paradigm shift from the 20th century when countries had to build the entire supply chain domestically to become competitive internationally. For policymakers, the focus is on boosting domestic value added and improving access to resources and technology while advancing development goals. However, participating in global value chains does not automatically improve living standards and social conditions in a country. This requires not only improving the quality and quantity of production factors and redressing market failures, but also engineering equitable distributions of opportunities and outcomes - including employment, wages, work conditions, economic rights, gender equality, economic security, and protecting the environment. The internationalization of production processes helps with very few of these development challenges. Following this perspective, Making Global Value Chains Work for Development offers a strategic framework, analytical tools, and policy options to address this challenge. The book conceptualizes GVCs and makes it easier for policymakers and practitioners to discuss them and their implications for development. It shows why GVCs require fresh thinking; it serves as a repository of analytical tools; and it proposes a strategic framework to guide policymakers in identifying the key objectives of GVC participation and in selecting suitable economic strategies to achieve them.

Global Value Chains and World Trade

Global Value Chains and World Trade
Author: United Nations. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Publsiher: United Nations Publications
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2014
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105214677820
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"Selection of original papers presented at the international conference 'Latin America's Prospects for Upgrading in Global Value Chains,' held on 14-15 March 2012, at Colegio de Mexico, Mexico City"--Title page vers

Business Power and Sustainability in a World of Global Value Chains

Business  Power and Sustainability in a World of Global Value Chains
Author: Stefano Ponte
Publsiher: Zed Books Ltd.
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-08-15
ISBN 10: 1786992604
ISBN 13: 9781786992604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The interaction of sustainability governance and global value chains has crucial implications the world over. When it comes to sustainability the last decade has witnessed the birth of hybrid forms of governance where business, civil society and public actors interact at different levels, leading to a focus on concepts of legitimacy within multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs). Based in over 15 years of theoretical engagement and field research, Business, Power and Sustainability draws from both labour-intensive value chains, such as in the agro-food sector (coffee, wine, fish, biofuels, palm oil), and from capital-intensive value chains such as in shipping and aviation, to discuss how sustainability governance can be best designed, managed and institutionalized in today’s world of global value chains (GVCs). Examining current theoretical and analytical efforts aimed at including sustainability issues in GVC governance theory, it expands on recent work examining GVC upgrading by introducing the concept of environmental upgrading; and through new conceptions of orchestration, it provides suggestions for how governments and international organizations can best facilitate the achievement of sustainability goals. Essential reading on the governance of sustainability in the twenty-first century.

Services in Global Value Chains

Services in Global Value Chains
Author: Patrick Low,Gloria O Pasadilla
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2016-06-21
ISBN 10: 9813141476
ISBN 13: 9789813141476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This compilation of 22 firm-specific case studies is an important contribution to the discussion of 'servicification' trends in manufacturing. 'Services have increased in importance and value in many manufacturing value chains, making companies that produce physical products look more like service enterprises. What services do global value chains use in their operations, how important are they and how do economic policies shape firms' configurations, operations, and location of global value chains? This book addresses these questions and more. The interviewed firms, based in 12 APEC economies, come from different sectors ranging from multinational automotive, construction equipment, and electrical appliance manufacturers to small and medium manufacturers of watches or chemical for water treatment. The book analyses what specific services are important in different stages of the value chain, and whether they are typically provided in-house or outsourced. Contents:Manufacturing-Related Services (Patrick Low and Gloria O Pasadilla)Manufacturing of Aircraft Control Systems in the Philippines (Andre Wirjo and Gloria O Pasadilla)Industrial Welding Services in Thailand (William Haines)Manufacturing of Mining and Construction Equipment (David Sit and Patrick Low)Manufacturing of Computer Servers (Yuhua Zhang)Wastewater Treatment Services (Arian Hassani and Andre Wirjo)Manufacturing of Automotive Components in the ASEAN Region (Denise Cheung)Manufacturing of Oil and Gas Industry Equipment in Singapore (Andre Wirjo and Gloria O Pasadilla)Car Manufacturing in the Philippines (Sherry Stephenson)Manufacturing of Thermal Power Generation Equipment (Gloria O Pasadilla)Production of Precision Die and Machine Parts in Thailand (Denise Cheung and Andre Wirjo)Manufacturing of Refrigerators (David Sit)Watch Manufacturing (Deborah Elms)Manufacturing of Automotive Components in Mexico: Perspectives from Three Firms (Andre Wirjo, Gloria O Pasadilla and Joel G Bassig)Manufacturing of Telecommunications Equipment (Huani Zhu and Gloria O Pasadilla)Manufacturing of Printed Circuit Boards in Canada (Ben Shepherd)Wine Industry in Chile (Karina Fernandez-Stark and Penny Bamber)Integrated Logistics Solutions Provider in Mexico (Andre Wirjo and Gloria O Pasadilla)Remanufacturing Services in the Construction Machinery Value Chain (Katherine Tait and Gary Gereffi)Manufacturing of Consumer Electronic Appliances in Indonesia (Emmanuel A San Andres)Fresh Cherry Industry in Chile (Penny Bamber and Karina Fernandez-Stark) Readership: Researchers, students and academics who are interested in international trade; trade economists; policymakers and general public who are interested in manufacturing related topics.

Labour in Global Value Chains in Asia

Labour in Global Value Chains in Asia
Author: Dev Nathan,Meenu Tewari,Sandip Sarkar
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781316674635
ISBN 13: 1316674630
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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""Brings together a set of studies of labour conditions in GVCs - in labour-intensive sectors, medium- and high-technology sectors and knowledge-intensive sectors"--Provided by publisher"--

Commodity Chains and Global Capitalism

Commodity Chains and Global Capitalism
Author: Gary Gereffi,Miguel Korzeniewicz
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 334
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 0275945731
ISBN 13: 9780275945732
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Commodity chains link the processes of manufacturing that result in a final product available for individual consumption. This book explores the global commodity chains approach, which reformulates the basic conceptual categories for analysing patterns of global organisation and change.

Global Value Chains and the Missing Links

Global Value Chains and the Missing Links
Author: Saon Ray,Smita Miglani
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2018-05-15
ISBN 10: 0429892004
ISBN 13: 9780429892004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Global value chains (GVCs) are fraught with the phenomenon of fragmentation and dispersion of production across the world. India presents a unique example with its high potential in manufacturing capability but low integration in GVCs. This book examines the reasons why India has failed to integrate within GVCs so far and looks at key examples to understand the impediments in this process. The chapters bring together case studies from across the manufacturing industry – labour-intensive (garment, paper and diamond), capital-intensive (automobile and petrochemical), and knowledge-intensive (semi-conductor microchip, chemical and pharmaceutical) sectors. Together, they present stories of successful integration of some firms in GVCs as well as the difficulties faced by them. The volume also highlights the importance of GVCs in the context of developing countries in terms of benefits such as income and value generation, knowledge and technology collaborations, and advances in systems and processes. This book will interest scholars and researchers in economics, international trade studies, development economics and business management as well as to practitioners, policymakers, government officials, and those in the corporate sector.

Synchronized Factories

Synchronized Factories
Author: Juan S. Blyde
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 141
Release: 2014-09-15
ISBN 10: 3319099914
ISBN 13: 9783319099910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The objective of this report is to examine the extent to which countries in Latin America and the Caribbean participate in global value chains and what are the drivers of such participation. Production processes have been increasingly fragmented worldwide. For example, the production of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner involves 43 suppliers located in 135 locations around the globe. There are many examples like the Dreamliner, from the 451 parts that go into the iPod to the less technologically intensive but still widespread multi-country production of a Barbie doll. All this reflects significant changes in the way world production is being reorganized across national borders. That is, for many goods, production has become a multi-country process in which different stages are carried out in specialized plants in different parts of the world. Countries which specialize in different stages of the production process are thus linked by these global value chains. For developing countries, a clear opportunity from the continuous international fragmentation of production arises in the form of participating in activities that were virtually not opened to them in the past. Therefore, the international fragmentation of production provides opportunities for trade diversification, an issue that can be of particular importance for Latin America and the Caribbean as the region’s export base is in general highly concentrated in a few industries and particularly biased towards natural-resource intensive sectors. The aim is to identify whether there is policy space for implementing strategies that allow countries to improve their position in regional and global value chains.

Industrial Policy Challenges for India

Industrial Policy Challenges for India
Author: Smitha Francis
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2019-04-09
ISBN 10: 0429534418
ISBN 13: 9780429534416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book looks at the debates on global value chains (GVCs) and free trade agreements (FTAs) as springboards for industrial development in developing countries, especially India. It connects the outcomes in GVC-led industrial restructuring and upgrading to industrial policy choices in trade and FDI liberalisation, in particular those through FTAs. With the share of manufacturing in GDP stagnant at around 15–16% since the 1980s, India’s policymakers have pinned their hopes on greater integration into GVCs to revitalise the manufacturing sector. The multiple FTAs the country has signed over the last few years, specifically the ones with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), South Korea, Malaysia and Japan have been sought to be rationalised using the same argument. The book argues that failing to factor in the industrial policy causalities involved in sustainable indigenous technology development, structural barriers to the entry into GVCs, the assessments of the available evidence on the impact of existing FTAs and FDI liberalisation on firm-level incentives for domestic production, and the industrial policy constraints imposed by FTAs can prove costly for the trajectories of developing country economies, including India. Rich in data, this book will be useful to scholars and researchers of development economics, economics in general, development studies and public policy as well as government bodies, industry experts and policymakers.