Accessing the Global Value Chain in a Changing Institutional Environment: Comparing Aeronautics and Coffee

IDB Working Paper Series No. IDB-WP-370

Posted: 12 Oct 2017

See all articles by Fabrizio Cafaggi

Fabrizio Cafaggi

Independent

Ronaldo Porto Macedo Jr.

Independent

Tiago Andreotti

EUI

Clarissa Gross

São Paulo Law School of Fundação Getulio Vargas FGV DIREITO SP

Lucila de Almeida

European University Institute - Florence School of Regulation; University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law

Thiago Alves Ribeiro

Independent

Date Written: November 1, 2012

Abstract

The aim of the paper, based on empirical research in Brazil, is to investigate how supply chains have evolved over time, what factors have driven this evolution and also how a specific set of contractual practices along these chains is linked to access to international markets. The two selected case studies in the field of agriculture and aeronautics permit comparison between different modes of accessing international markets and GVCs; they illustrate the roles of transnational corporations and those of public institutions both at domestic and international levels in promoting access and determining its modes and potential spillover effects onto local production systems.

More specifically, the research identifies the alternative channels of access to GVCs and international markets, and the institutional, legal and economic obstacles which prevent access or make it very costly. It looks at the role of intermediaries who control access to international markets, examining when they operate as gateways and when as bottlenecks. It examines both private and public actors, trying to disentangle when they facilitate and when they hinder access. It focuses on the most relevant factors that may attract foreign direct investments in human and physical capital to Brazil.

Keywords: Global Value Chains, Access to International Markets, Contractual Practices, Brazil

JEL Classification: F23, K12, L14, O54

Suggested Citation

Cafaggi, Fabrizio and Macedo Jr., Ronaldo Porto and e Silva, Tiago Andreotti and Gross, Clarissa and de Almeida, Lucila and Ribeiro, Thiago Alves, Accessing the Global Value Chain in a Changing Institutional Environment: Comparing Aeronautics and Coffee (November 1, 2012). IDB Working Paper Series No. IDB-WP-370. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3049190

Fabrizio Cafaggi

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Ronaldo Porto Macedo Jr.

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Tiago Andreotti E Silva

EUI ( email )

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Clarissa Gross

São Paulo Law School of Fundação Getulio Vargas FGV DIREITO SP ( email )

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São Paulo, 01330-000
Brazil

Lucila De Almeida (Contact Author)

European University Institute - Florence School of Regulation ( email )

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Italy

University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law ( email )

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Thiago Alves Ribeiro

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