Handbook on Global Value Chains

Stefano Ponte, Gary Gereffi, Gale Raj-Reichert (ed.)
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Global value chains (GVCs) are a key feature of the global economy in the 21st century. They show how international investment and trade create cross-border production networks that link countries, firms and workers around the globe. This Handbook describes how GVCs arise and vary across industries and countries, and how they have evolved over time in response to economic and political forces. With chapters written by leading interdisciplinary scholars, the Handbook unpacks the key concepts of GVC governance and upgrading, and explores policy implications for advanced and developing economies alike.


Gary Gereffi

Duke University

Stefano Ponte

Copenhagen Business School

Gale Raj-Reichert

Bard College Berlin

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