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TitleGlobal value chains and development : Redefining the contours of 21st Century capitalism / Gary Gereffi
ImprintCambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018
Descript xxii, 474 pages : illustrations, charts ; 23 cm


Globalization has transformed how nations, firms and workers compete in the international economy over the past half century. This book by Gary Gereffi, one of the founders of the Global Value Chains (GVC) framework, traces the emergence of arguably the most influential approach used to analyze globalization and its impacts. It studies the conceptual foundations of GVC analysis, the twin pillars of 'governance' and 'upgrading', along with detailed case studies of China, Mexico and other emerging economies as main beneficiaries of export-oriented industrialization, and addresses potential solutions to the deleterious impact of globalization on workers and communities


The emergence of global value chains: Ideas, institutions, and research communities -- Part I. Foundations of the global value chain framework : The organization of buyer-driven global commodity chains: How US retailers shape overseas production networks -- International trade and industrial upgrading in the apparel commodity chain -- The governance of global value chains -- Part II. Expanding the governance and upgrading dimensions in global value chains : The global economy: Organization, governance, and development -- Local clusters in global chains: The causes and consequences of export dynamism in torreon's blue jeans industry -- Development models and industrial upgrading in China and Mexico -- Economic and social upgrading in global production networks: A new paradigm for a changing world -- Regulation and economic globalization: Prospects and limits of private governance -- Economic and social upgrading in global value chains and industrial clusters: Why governance matters -- Part III. Policy issues and challenges : Global value chain analysis: A primer -- Global value chains, development, and emerging economies -- Risks and opportunities of participation in global value chains -- Global value chains in a post-Washington consensus world -- Protectionism and global value chains

Industries Labor Technological innovations -- Economic aspects Economic development

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