Joining, Upgrading and Being Competitive in Global Value Chains: A Strategic Framework

52 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2016

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Olivier Cattaneo

World Bank

G. Gereffi

Duke University - Department of Sociology - Director, Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness

S. Miroudot

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) - Trade Directorate (ECH)

Daria Taglioni

European Central Bank (ECB) - Directorate General Economics

Date Written: April 1, 2013

Abstract

In recent years, global value chains have played an increasing role in business strategies, profoundly affecting international trade and development paradigms. Global value chains now represent a major source of socio-upgrading opportunities and a new path for development. Trade, competitiveness and development policies should be reshaped accordingly to seize these opportunities and avoid the risks associated with greater participation in global value chains. This paper provides a framework and analytical tools for measuring and improving a country's performance with respect to participation in global value chains. With a clear operational focus, it provides guidance for countries willing to join, maintain participation, and/or move up global value chains. With the ultimate objective to increase the value (the development content) for trade, it also offers strategies to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks of developing countries' participation in global value chains.

Keywords: Economic Theory & Research, E-Business, Labor Policies, Environmental Economics & Policies, Emerging Markets

Suggested Citation

Cattaneo, Olivier and Gereffi, Gary and Miroudot, Sebastien and Taglioni, Daria, Joining, Upgrading and Being Competitive in Global Value Chains: A Strategic Framework (April 1, 2013). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6406. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2248476

Olivier Cattaneo (Contact Author)

World Bank ( email )

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Gary Gereffi

Duke University - Department of Sociology - Director, Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness ( email )

Box 90088
Durham, NC 27708-0204
United States
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919-684-2855 (Fax)

Sebastien Miroudot

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) - Trade Directorate (ECH) ( email )

2, rue André-Pascal
Paris Cedex 16, 75775
France

Daria Taglioni

European Central Bank (ECB) - Directorate General Economics ( email )

Kaiserstrasse 29
D-60311 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

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