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Learning from Global Buyers

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  • H. Schmitz
  • P. Knorringa
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    An increasing number of developing countries engage in contract manufacturing for a decreasing number of global buyers. This constellation characterises many labour intensive export sectors. The positioning of developing country enterprises in such buyer-driven chains is central to research concerned with identifying the winners and losers from globalisation. This study contributes to this debate by seeking answers to two questions: First, what can researchers learn from global buyers about the relative strengths and weaknesses of developing country producers; second, what can these producers learn from global buyers and what circumstances facilitate or constrain such learning.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Journal of Development Studies.

    Volume (Year): 37 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 177-205

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:jdevst:v:37:y:2000:i:2:p:177-205

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    Keywords: Developing Countries; Contract Manufacturing; Global Buyers; Globalisation;

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