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Development with Global Value Chains

Development with Global Value Chains
Upgrading and Innovation in Asia

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Part of Development Trajectories in Global Value Chains

Dev Nathan, Meenu Tewari, Sandip Sarkar, Gale Raj-Reichert, Harsh, Shengjun Zhu, Penny Bamber, Jack Daly, Stacey Frederick, Gary Gereffi, Peilei Fan, Nasir Tyabji, Prema-chandra Athukorala, Neetu Ahmed, Huasheng Zhu, Fan Xu, Qingcan He, Dinesh Abrol, Nidhi Singh, Joonkoo Lee, Sang-Hoon Lee, Gwanho Park, Smita Srinivas
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  • Date Published: March 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108733847

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About the Authors
  • Can firms and economies utilize global value chains for development? How can they move from low-income to middle-income and even high-income status? This book addresses these questions through a series of case studies examining upgradation and innovation by firms operating in GVCs in Asia. The countries examined are China, India, South Korea, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka, with studies of firms operating in varied sectors - aerospace components, apparel, automotive, consumer electronics including mobile phones, telecom equipment, IT software and services, and pharmaceuticals.

    • Includes contributions from leading scholars of global value chains
    • Contains case studies of Asian countries
    • Presents case studies from a range of sectors
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    Reviews & endorsements

    ‘This exciting book adds … to the book on labour in global value chains (GVC), here addressing the capturing and creation of new rents through technological and organisational innovations and transfers. It also addresses the thorny policy problems of supporting change in internationally splintered stages of production-distribution. A valuable contribution to development policy studies, applied economics and business studies, it will interest a wide audience outside the world of GVC enthusiasts.' Barbara Harriss-White, University of Oxford

    ‘… this stimulating, historically informed and empirically rich collection helps to move the global value chain framework beyond a description of the distributional outcomes of the growing global division of labour to an analysis of why these outcomes transpire. In doing so, it deeply enriches policy, not just for governments, but also for the corporate sector and civil society.' Raphael Kaplinsky, University of Sussex

    ‘Value chains in Asia are the most sophisticated in the world, creating enormous productive efficiencies and innovation and at the same reinforcing deep social inequities. … [This book] provides serious new perspectives on the twenty-first-century patterns of Asian economic growth and development. I highly recommend the book.' William Milberg, The New School for Social Research, New York

    'All in all, this book is a useful and timely contribution to ongoing discussions on GVCs. It offers a range of detailed case studies to inform our understanding of the changing organisation of global production, the prospects for catching-up of late industrialisers and a solid empirical account of the experiences of industrial upgrading in several Asian economies.' Yvette To, Journal of Contemporary Asia

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108733847
    • length: 438 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 31 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of tables and figures
    1. Introduction Dev Nathan, Meenu Tewari and Sandip Sarkar
    2. The changing landscape of contract manufacturers in the electronics industry global value chain Gale Raj-Reichert
    3. Gaining process rents in the apparel industry: incremental improvements in labour and other management practices Dev Nathan and Harsh
    4. New economic geographies of manufacturing in China Shengjun Zhu
    5. The Philippines: a sequential approach to upgrading in manufacturing global value chains Penny Bamber, Jack Daly, Stacey Frederick and Gary Gereffi
    6. Learning sequences in lower tiers of India's automotive value chain Meenu Tewari
    7. Innovation and learning of latecomers: a case study of Chinese telecom-equipment companies Peilei Fan
    8. From the phased manufacturing programme to frugal engineering: some initial propositions Nasir Tyabji
    9. Industrial upgrading in the apparel value chain: the Sri Lanka experience Prema-chandra Athukorala
    10. Strategic change in Indian IT majors: a challenge Neetu Ahmed
    11. Moving from OEM to OBM? Upgrading of the Chinese mobile phone industry Huasheng Zhu, Fan Xu and Qingcan He
    12. Indian pharmaceutical industry: policy and institutional challenges of moving from manufacturing generics to drug discovery Dinesh Abrol and Nidhi Singh
    13. Revisiting the miracle: South Korea's industrial upgrading from a global value chain perspective Joonkoo Lee, Sang-Hoon Lee and Gwanho Park
    14. Evolutionary demand, innovation, and development Smita Srinivas
    15. GVCs and development policy: vertically- specialized industrialization Dev Nathan.

  • Editors

    Dev Nathan, Institute for Human Development, New Delhi
    Dev Nathan is Professor at the Institute for Human Development, New Delhi, and Visiting Research Fellow at Duke University, North Carolina He is currently also the Coordinator of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC)-supported South Asia Research Network (SARNET) on Employment and Social Protection. His research interests are labour in global production, gender relations and development issues of indigenous peoples.

    Meenu Tewari, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Meenu Tewari is Associate Professor at the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She works on the political economy of economic and industrial development, poverty alleviation, small firms, and the urban informal economy from a comparative, institutional perspective.

    Sandip Sarkar, Institute for Human Development, New Delhi
    Sandip Sarkar is Professor at the Institute for Human Development, New Delhi. His area of research is poverty, labour and livelihood in agriculture and non-agricultural sectors in which he has worked for over two decades. He is the coordinator of the Institute of Human Development (IHD) Data Centre on Labour Markets and Human Development.


    Dev Nathan, Meenu Tewari, Sandip Sarkar, Gale Raj-Reichert, Harsh, Shengjun Zhu, Penny Bamber, Jack Daly, Stacey Frederick, Gary Gereffi, Peilei Fan, Nasir Tyabji, Prema-chandra Athukorala, Neetu Ahmed, Huasheng Zhu, Fan Xu, Qingcan He, Dinesh Abrol, Nidhi Singh, Joonkoo Lee, Sang-Hoon Lee, Gwanho Park, Smita Srinivas

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