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The governance of global value chains
Abstract This article builds a theoretical framework to help explain governance patterns in global value chains. It draws on three streams of literature – transaction costs economics, productionExpand
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International trade and industrial upgrading in the apparel commodity chain
This article uses a global commodity chains perspective to analyze the social and organizational dimensions of international trade networks. In linking international trade and industrial upgrading,Expand
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The Organization of Buyer-Driven Global Commodity Chains: How U.S. Retailers Shape Overseas Production Networks.
Global industrialization is the result of an integrated system of production and trade. Open international trade has encouraged nations to specialize in different branches of manufacturing and evenExpand
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Global value chains in a post-Washington Consensus world
ABSTRACT Contemporary globalization has been marked by significant shifts in the organization and governance of global industries. In the 1970s and 1980s, one such shift was characterized by theExpand
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Economic and Social Upgrading in Global Production Networks: A New Paradigm for a Changing World
A key challenge in promoting decent work worldwide is how to improve the position of both firms and workers in value chains and global production networks driven by lead firms. This article developsExpand
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The Promise and Limits of Private Power : Promoting Labor Standards in a Global Economy
Comprehensive and realistic analyses of labour standards in the global economy that lead to constructive dialogue about how to improve current conditions in a sustainable way are in very shortExpand
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Value chains, networks and clusters: reframing the global automotive industry
In this article, we apply global value chain (GVC) analysis to recent trends in the global automotive industry, with special attention paid to the case of North America. We use the three mainExpand
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Introduction: Globalisation, Value Chains and Development
Globalisation has become a catchword for the international economy at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The increasing importance of export-oriented industrialisation has made integrationExpand
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The Global Apparel Value Chain: What Prospects for Upgrading by Developing Countries?
The paper uses the global value chain framework to explain the transformations in production, trade and corporate strategies that altered the apparel industry over the past decades and changed theExpand
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Local Clusters in Global Chains: The Causes and Consequences of Export Dynamism in Torreon's Blue Jeans Industry
Abstract Using a case study of the export-oriented blue jeans industry in Torreon, Mexico, the authors discuss the role of US buyers in promoting full-package apparel production. While the networksExpand
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