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Global Value Chains

John Humphrey, Honorary Professor, Department of Strategy and Marketing, University of Sussex Business School, Brighton, UK
This insightful volume gathers some of the most influential papers in the economics field of global value chains. The compilation of research featured focuses on globalization, fragmentation and coordination of production across geographical as well as enterprise boundaries. It pays particularly close attention to how businesses in developing countries are incorporated into global production and distribution networks. The collection includes many of the texts that framed the global value chain approach together with in-depth case-studies of particular sectors and policy-oriented research concerned with reducing poverty and accelerating growth in poorer countries. Prefaced by an original introduction from the editor, this book would be of great interest to students and researchers working in the fields of globalisation, geography and international business.
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This insightful volume gathers some of the most influential papers in the economics field of global value chains. The compilation of research featured focuses on globalization, fragmentation and coordination of production across geographical as well as enterprise boundaries. It pays particularly close attention to how businesses in developing countries are incorporated into global production and distribution networks. The collection includes many of the texts that framed the global value chain approach together with in-depth case-studies of particular sectors and policy-oriented research concerned with reducing poverty and accelerating growth in poorer countries. Prefaced by an original introduction from the editor, this book would be of great interest to students and researchers working in the fields of globalisation, geography and international business.

39 articles, dating from 1998 to 2017
Contributors include: J. Bair, R. Baldwin, S. Barrientos, G. Gereffi, P. Gibbon, R. Kaplinsky, S. Ponte, R. Rabellotti, H. Schmitz, T. Sturgeon
Contents:

Introduction John Humphrey

PART I GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS: ORIGINS AND THEORY
1. Gary Gereffi, John Humphrey and Timothy Sturgeon (2005), 'The Governance of Global Value Chains', Review of International Political Economy, 12 (1), February, 78–104

2. Gary Gereffi (1999), 'International Trade and Industrial Upgrading in the Apparel Commodity Chain', Journal of International Economics, 48 (1), 37–70

3. John Humphrey and Hubert Schmitz (2001), 'Governance in Global Value Chains', IDS Bulletin, 32 (3), July, 19–29

4. Timothy J. Sturgeon (2002), 'Modular Production Networks: A New American Model of Industrial Organisation', Industrial and Corporate Change, 11 (3), June, 451–95

5. Jennifer Bair (2005), 'Global Capitalism and Commodity Chains: Looking Back, Going Forward', Competition and Change, 9 (2), June, 153–80

6. Timothy J. Sturgeon (2009), 'From Commodity Chains to Value Chains: Interdisciplinary Theory Building in an Age of Globalisation', in Jennifer Bairs (ed.), Frontiers of Commodity Chain Research, Chapter 6, Stanford CA: Stanford University Press, 110–35, references

7. Peter Gibbon (2008), 'Governance, Entry Barriers, ‘Upgrading: A Re-Interpretation of Some GVC Concepts from the Experience of African Clothing Exports', Competition and Change, 12 (1), March, 29–48

PART II VALUE CHAINS AND DEVELOPMENT
8. Raphael Kaplinsky (2000), 'Globalisation and Unequalisation: What Can Be Learned from Value Chain Analysis?', Journal of Development Studies, 37 (2), December, 117–46

9 Carlo Pietrobelli and Federica Saliola (2008), 'Power Relationships Along the Value Chain: Multinational Firms, Global Buyers and Performance of Local Suppliers', Cambridge Journal of Economics, 32 (6), November, 947–62

10. Raphael Kaplinsky, Mike Morris and Jeff Readman (2002), 'The Globalization of Product Markets and Immiserizing Growth: Lessons from the South African Furniture Industry', World Development, 30 (7), July, 1159–77

11. Mike Morris and Cornelia Staritz (2014), 'Industrialization Trajectories in Madagascar’s Export Apparel Industry: Ownership, Embeddedness, Markets, and Upgrading’, World Development, 56, April, 243–57

12. Raphael Kaplinsky, Anne Terheggen and Julia Tijaja (2011), 'China as a Final Market: The Gabon Timber and Thai Cassava Value Chains', World Development, 39 (7), July, 1177–90

PART III STANDARDS AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
13. Stefano Ponte and Peter Gibbon (2005), 'Quality Standards, Conventions and the Governance of Global Value Chains', Economy and Society, 34 (1), February, 1–31

14. Khalid Nadvi (2008), 'Global Standards, Global Governance and the Organization of Global Value Chains', Journal of Economic Geography, 8 (3), May, 323–43

15. Doris Fuchs, Agni Kalfagianni and Tetty Havinga (2011), 'Actors in Private Food Governance: The Legitimacy of Retail Standards and Multistakeholder Initiatives with Civil Society Participation', Agriculture and Human Values, 28 (3), September, 353–67

16. Stephanie Barrientos (2001), 'Gender, Flexibility and Global Value Chains', IDS Bulletin, 32 (3), July, 83–93

17. Stephanie Barrientos, Catherine Dolan and Anne Tallontire (2003), 'A Gendered Value Chain Approach to Codes of Conduct in African Horticulture', World Development, 31 (9), September, 1511–26

18. Simon Bolwig, Stefano Ponte, Andries du Toit, Lone Riisgaard and Niels Halberg (2010), 'Integrating Poverty and Environmental Concerns into Value-Chain Analysis: A Conceptual Framework', Development Policy Review, 28 (2), March, 173–94

19. Peter Lund-Thomsen and Adam Lindgreen (2014), 'Corporate Social Responsibility in Global Value Chains: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?', Journal of Business Ethics, 123 (1), August, 11–22

20. Jennifer Bair and Florence Palpacuer (2015), 'CSR Beyond the Corporation: Contested Governance in Global Value Chains', Global Networks, 15 (Supplement), S1–S19

21. Stephanie Barrientos, Frederick Mayer, John Pickles and Anne Posthuma (2011), 'Decent Work in Global Production Networks: Framing the Policy Debate', International Labour Review, 150 (3–4), December, 299–317

PART IV Upgrading
22. John Humphrey and Hubert Schmitz (2002), 'How Does Insertion in Global Value Chains Affect Upgrading in Industrial Clusters?', Regional Studies, 36 (9), 1017–27

23. Hubert Schmitz (2006), 'Learning and Earning in Global Garment and Footwear Chains', European Journal of Development Research, 18 (4), December, 546–71

24. Elisa Giuliani, Carlo Pietrobelli and Roberta Rabellotti (2005), 'Upgrading in Global Value Chains: Lessons from Latin American Clusters', World Development, 33 (4), April, 549–73

25. Carlo Pietrobelli and Roberta Rabellotti (2011), 'Global Value Chains Meet Innovation Systems: Are There Learning Opportunities for Developing Countries?', World Development, 39 (7), July, 1261–69

26. Lizbeth Navas-Alemán (2011), 'The Impact of Operating in Multiple Value Chains for Upgrading: The Case of the Brazilian Furniture and Footwear Industries', World Development, 39 (8), August, 1386–97

27. Jiří Blažek (2016), 'Towards a Typology of Repositioning Strategies of GVC/GPN Suppliers: The Case of Functional Upgrading and Downgrading', Journal of Economic Geography, 16 (4), July, 849–69

28. Seth Pipkin and Alberto Fuentes (2017), 'Spurred to Upgrade: A Review of Triggers and Consequences of Industrial Upgrading in the Global Value Chain Literature', World Development, 98, October, 536–54

PART V SECTORAL STUDIES
29. Catherine Dolan and John Humphrey (2000), 'Governance and Trade in Fresh Vegetables: The Impact of UK Supermarkets on the African Horticulture Industry', Journal of Development Studies, 37 (2), December 147–76

30. Peter Gibbon (2001), 'Upgrading Primary Production: A Global Value Commodity Chain Approach', World Development, 29 (2), February, 345–63
31. Jacques H. Trienekens (2011), 'Agricultural Value Chains in Developing Countries: A Framework for Analysis', International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 14 (2), 51–82

32. Jennifer Bair and Gary Gereffi (2001), 'Local Clusters in Global Chains: The Causes and Consequences of Export Dynamism in Torreon's Blue Jeans Industry', World Development, 29 (11), November, 1885–903

33. Timothy Sturgeon, Johannes Van Biesebroeck and Gary Gereffi (2008), 'Value Chains, Networks and Clusters: Reframing the Global Automotive Industry', Journal of Economic Geography, 8 (3), May, 297–321

34. Jason Dedrick, Kenneth L. Kraemer and Greg Linden (2010), 'Who Profits from Innovation in Global Value Chains?: A Study of the iPod and Notebook PCs', Industrial and Corporate Change, 19 (1), February, 81–116

35. Timothy J. Sturgeon and Momoko Kawakami (2011), 'Global Value Chains in the Electronics Industry: Characteristics, Crisis and Upgrading Opportunities for Firms from Developing Countries', International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, 4 (1–3), 120–47

PART VI TRADE AND GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS
36. Robert C. Feenstra (1998), 'Integration of Trade and Disintegration of Production in the Global Economy', Journal of Economic Perspectives, 12 (4), Fall, 31–50

37. Andrew B. Bernard, J. Bradford Jensen, Stephen Redding and Peter Schott (2007), 'Firms in International Trade', Journal of Economic Perspectives, 21 (3), Summer, 105–30

38. Marcel P. Timmer, Abdul Azeez Erumban, Bart Los, Robert Stehrer and Gaaitzen J. de Vries (2014), 'Slicing up Global Value Chains', Journal of Economic Perspectives, 28 (2), Spring, 99–118

39. Richard E. Baldwin and Simon J. Evenett (2015), 'Value Creation and Trade in 21st Century Manufacturing', Journal of Regional Science: Special Issue, 55 (1), January, 31–50

Index