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Joining, upgrading and being competitive in global value chains : a strategic framework

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  • Cattaneo, O.
  • Gereffi, G.
  • Miroudot, S.
  • Taglioni, D.

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In recent years, global value chains have played an increasing role in business strategies, profoundly affecting international trade and development paradigms. Global value chains now represent a major source of socio-upgrading opportunities and a new path for development. Trade, competitiveness and development policies should be reshaped accordingly to seize these opportunities and avoid the risks associated with greater participation in global value chains. This paper provides a framework and analytical tools for measuring and improving a country's performance with respect to participation in global value chains. With a clear operational focus, it provides guidance for countries willing to join, maintain participation, and/or move up global value chains. With the ultimate objective to increase the value (the development content) for trade, it also offers strategies to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks of developing countries'participation in global value chains.

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Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 6406.

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Date of creation: 01 Apr 2013
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Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:6406

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Keywords: Economic Theory&Research; E-Business; Labor Policies; Environmental Economics&Policies; Emerging Markets;

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  1. Pol Antràs & Davin Chor & Thibault Fally & Russell Hillberry, 2012. "Measuring the Upstreamness of Production and Trade Flows," NBER Working Papers 17819, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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  1. Bernard Hoekman & Ben Shepherd, 2013. "Who Profits From Trade Facilitation Initiatives?," RSCAS Working Papers 2013/49, European University Institute.

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