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How does insertion in global value chains affect upgrading in industrial clusters?

How does insertion in global value chains affect upgrading in industrial clusters? Humphrey J. and Schmitz H. (2002) How does insertion in global value chains affect upgrading in industrial clusters?, Reg. Studies 36, 1017–1027. What is the scope for local upgrading strategies where producers operate in global value chains? The literature on industrial clusters emphasizes the role of inter-firm co-operation and local institutions in enabling upgrading. The value chain literature focuses on the role of global buyers and chain governance in defining upgrading opportunities. This paper argues that clusters are inserted into global value chains in different ways, and that this has consequences for enabling or disabling local-level upgrading efforts. It pays particular attention to the position of developing country firms selling to large, global buyers. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Regional Studies Taylor & Francis

How does insertion in global value chains affect upgrading in industrial clusters?

Regional Studies , Volume 36 (9): 11 – Dec 1, 2002
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Taylor & Francis
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1360-0591
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0034-3404
DOI
10.1080/0034340022000022198
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Abstract

Humphrey J. and Schmitz H. (2002) How does insertion in global value chains affect upgrading in industrial clusters?, Reg. Studies 36, 1017–1027. What is the scope for local upgrading strategies where producers operate in global value chains? The literature on industrial clusters emphasizes the role of inter-firm co-operation and local institutions in enabling upgrading. The value chain literature focuses on the role of global buyers and chain governance in defining upgrading opportunities. This paper argues that clusters are inserted into global value chains in different ways, and that this has consequences for enabling or disabling local-level upgrading efforts. It pays particular attention to the position of developing country firms selling to large, global buyers.

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Regional StudiesTaylor & Francis

Published: Dec 1, 2002

Keywords: Clusters; Value chains; Competitiveness; Upgrading; Developing countries

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