Recent Submissions

  • Introduction: Globalisation, Value Chains and Development 

    Gereffi, Gary; Humphrey, John; Kaplinsky, Raphael; Sturgeon, Timothy J. (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/2001)
  • How Do We Define Value Chains and Production Networks? 

    Sturgeon, Timothy J. (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/2001)
    Summaries This article is intended to contribute to the process of building a set of tools that will help advance the debate on the shape and trajectory of global economic integration. The article uses a ‘Value?chain’ ...
  • Governance in Global Value Chains 

    Humphrey, John; Schmitz, Hubert (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/2001)
    Summaries The concept of ‘governance’ is central to the global value chain approach. This article explains what it means and why it matters for development research and policy. The concept is used to refer to the inter?firm ...
  • Beyond the Producer?driven/Buyer?driven Dichotomy 

    Gereffi, Gary (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/2001)
    Summaries The Internet is still in the early stages of its development, but its impact on global value chains is already evident. While it may be premature to try to identify lasting changes on producer?driven and ...
  • Value Chains 

    Wood, Adrian (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/2001)
    Summaries This article starts by reviewing what economists can learn from work on value chains by other social scientists, and then considers what economics may have to offer both in understanding value chains and in ...
  • Value Chains and Trade Policy 

    Stevens, Chris (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/2001)
    Summaries Value?chain and traditional trade policy analysis are complementary: each throws light on areas overlooked by the other. Value?chain analysis helps to identify who gains from market imperfections and how the ...
  • Who Gains from Product Rents as the Coffee Market Becomes More Differentiated? 

    Fitter, Robert; Kaplinsky, Raphael (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/2001)
    Summaries This article applies value?chain analysis to an agricultural ‘commodity’, which is in the process of significant change in final product markets. By focusing on the capacity of value?chain analysis to map ...
  • Gender, Flexibility and Global Value Chains 

    Barrientos, Stephanie (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/2001)
    Summaries Gender is often overlooked in the analysis of global value chains. Analysis of value chains incorporates all aspects from design, through production to final distribution and consumption. These activities are ...
  • Agro?Commodity Chains 

    Gibbon, Peter (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/2001)
    Summaries This article combines the GCC and Convention Theory frameworks to compare the value chains for agro?commodities before and after the decade 1980–90. Crudely, this period was a watershed between producer?driven ...
  • Alternatives for Industrial Upgrading in Global Value Chains 

    Fleury, Afonso; Fleury, Maria Tereza (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/2001)
    Summaries This article addresses the challenges and limits for upgrading in the case of individual firms from developing countries. Their initial involvement in global value chains demand distinct sets of competencies ...
  • Value Chains and the Business System 

    McCormick, Dorothy (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/2001)
    Summaries Garment firms are typical of the poor state of Kenyan industry. Production has declined and, with it, employment. New investment is minimal, so firms are producing inefficiently using outdated equipment. Many ...
  • From What We Wear to What We Eat 

    Dolan, Catherine S.; Tewari, Meenu (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/2001)
    Summaries In recent academic debates, upgrading has emerged as a key way for developing countries to meet the competitive challenges of globalisation and trade liberalisation. This article draws on global commodity chains ...
  • Creating Value?chain Cooperation 

    Morris, Mike (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/2001)
    Summaries This article poses three questions: can value chain cooperation be constructed rather than simply reflected? How are the different modalities of governance, organization, coordination and power expressed in a ...