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: 131753364X
ISBN 13: 9781317533641
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

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.

Gender and Work in Global Value Chains

Gender and Work in Global Value Chains
Author: Stephanie Barrientos
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
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.

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.

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}

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 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?

Interconnected Economies Benefiting from Global Value Chains

Interconnected Economies Benefiting from Global Value Chains
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 274
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 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

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: 1928374650XXX
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

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

The Routledge Handbook to Global Political Economy Book Review:

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.

Asia and Global Production Networks

Asia and Global Production Networks
Author: Benno Ferrarini,David Hummels
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2014-10-31
ISBN 10: 178347209X
ISBN 13: 9781783472093
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This timely book deploys new tools and measures to understand how global production networks change the nature of global economic interdependence, and how that in turn changes our understanding of which policies are appropriate in this new environment.

Rethinking Value Chains

Rethinking Value Chains
Author: Palpacuer, Florence,Smith, Alistair
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2021-08-13
ISBN 10: 1447359186
ISBN 13: 9781447359180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Value Chains Book Review:

EPUB and EPDF available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND licence. Today, production processes have become fragmented with a range of activities divided among firms and workers across borders. These global value chains are being strongly promoted by international organisations, such as the World Bank and the World Trade Organization, but social and political backlash is mounting in a growing variety of forms. This ambitious volume brings together academics and activists from Europe to address the social and environmental imbalances of global production. Thinking creatively about how to reform the current economic system, this book will be essential reading for those interested in building sustainable alternatives at local, regional and global levels.

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.

National Capitalisms Global Production Networks

National Capitalisms  Global Production Networks
Author: Christel Lane,Jocelyn Probert
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2009-03-19
ISBN 10: 0191568767
ISBN 13: 9780191568763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

National Capitalisms Global Production Networks Book Review:

Firms in the clothing industry engage in global sourcing and operate in global markets. Their global production networks have often been subject to scrutiny as the power relationships between buyer firms in developed countries and supplier firms in developing countries raise issues concerned with 'fast fashion', the role of brands, labour standards in developing countries, job losses among the most vulnerable workers in Europe and the US, and the growing differentiation within the bloc of developing countries between the least developed and fast developers, such as China and India. This book analyses the way British, American and German firms in the clothing industry (manufacturing and retail) co-ordinate and govern their global production networks/value chains. It offers a multi-level study, concerned with processes of economic interaction between international, regional, and national economic institutions and actors. This combines an analysis of international/regional regulatory systems, global markets and conditions in the developing countries where suppliers are found, with a focus on the recent development of the clothing industry in three western countries. The analysis of firms' global networks focuses on the power relationships between western producers and retailers on the one hand and between buyer firms in developed and supplier firms in developing countries on the other, as well as their impact on labour. Utilising over one hundred interviews in six countries on three continents, it follows the value chain from developed to developing countries and studies the many issues which confront students of globalization at the current time. The study combines theoretical perspectives from economic sociology, political economy and management and seeks to utilise the complementary strengths of the Varieties of Capitalism approach and that of Global Production Networks/Value Chains. It will appeal to advanced students and academics interested in processes of economic globalization and the way firms manage them, as well as to those looking for a study of the clothing industry which combines theoretical depth with broad empirical coverage.

Labour in Global Value Chains in Asia

Labour in Global Value Chains in Asia
Author: Dev Nathan,Meenu Tewari,Sandip Sarkar
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-10-13
ISBN 10: 131667391X
ISBN 13: 9781316673911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book brings together a set of studies on labour conditions in global value chains (GVCs) in a variety of sectors, ranging from labour-intensive sectors (garments, fresh fruits, tourism), to medium and high technology sectors (automobiles, electronics and telecom) and knowledge-intensive sectors (IT software services). The studies span a number of countries across Asia - Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. This book stands out for its grounded and detailed examination of both what is working and what is not working as Asian labour gets more embedded in global value chains. In trying to identify spaces for progressive action and policies in the current GVC-linked global work environment, the book goes against the grain in searching for an alternative to laissez faire forms of globalisation.

An Investment Perspective on Global Value Chains

An Investment Perspective on Global Value Chains
Author: Christine Zhenwei Qiang,Yan Liu,Victor Steenbergen
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2021-06-15
ISBN 10: 1464816840
ISBN 13: 9781464816840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This report investigates the role of foreign direct investment (FDI) in helping developing countries participate in global value chains (GVCs). It combines the perspectives and strategies from three types of players: multinational corporations, domestic firms and governments. It aims to provide practical guidance for developing countries to develop strategies that use FDI to strengthen GVC participation and upgrading. The report has six main chapters: 1. FDI and GVCs. Assesses the trade-investment nexus and analyzes the effect of FDI in countries’ GVC participation and upgrading at the country level. 2. MNCs shape GVC development. Highlights MNCs' contribution to global economy and how their business strategies shape the evolution of GVCs. The chapter also compares MNCs' business strategies in terms of outsourcing and offshoring, risk mitigation and increasing market power across GVC archetypes. 3. Domestic firm perspectives on GVC participation. Looks at the various paths domestic firms can take to internationalize their production and trade. Investigates domestic firm characteristics that predict higher GVC participation, and the effect of GVC participation on firm performance. 4. Investment policy and promotion: what is in a government’s toolbox? Summarizes the various policy instruments governments have at their disposal to help attract MNCs to their country and facilitate GVC participation of domestic firms. 5. Integrating countries into GVCs. Draws on a range of case studies to illustrate how governments can develop coherent strategies and policy packages to integrate their countries into GVCs. 6. FDI and GVCs in the wake of COVID-19. Reflects the impact of COVID-19 on FDI and GVCs, the response from multinationals and suppliers, and the implications for GVC reconfiguration. In addition, there are seven case studies that offer more nuanced analysis on the GVC participation in selected countries and sectors: • Five qualitative case studies: Five countries have been selected that managed to use FDI to stimulate GVC participation using a range of approaches. By design, these five countries also cover five different GVC archetypes. These countries are: (1) Kenya (horticulture); (2) Dominican Republic (textiles); (3) Mauritius (tourism); (4) Malaysia (electronics); (5) China (software). • Two quantitative case studies: Rwanda, West-Bengal (India). These use a combination of firm- and transaction level datasets to study firm-level dynamics that explain the role of multinational and domestic firms across GVCs.

Production Networks and Enterprises in East Asia

Production Networks and Enterprises in East Asia
Author: Ganeshan Wignaraja
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2015-12-10
ISBN 10: 443155498X
ISBN 13: 9784431554981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Production Networks and Enterprises in East Asia Book Review:

The book provides a comprehensive examination of patterns and determinants of production networks in East Asia, a key driver in the region’s global success. It provides the reader with an accessible understanding of the theoretical literature on production networks and recent developments in empirical analysis at the industry and firm-levels. The topics covered in the book include: gross trade in parts and components and gravity models, trade in value added, industry case studies, and micro data econometric studies of firm heterogeneity in production networks. The micro data econometric studies explore key aspects of the heterogeneity of firms in East Asian production networks such as technological capability, the entry of small and medium enterprises into production networks, business use of free trade agreements, and access to credit. Blending new sources of data, empirical tools and econometric methods this book is highly recommended for readers who seek to understand the workings of the complex web of production networks in East Asia.

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

Services in Global Value Chains Book Review:

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.