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Vietnam in the global garment and textile value chain: impacts on firms and workers

  • Khalid Nadvi

    (Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK)

  • John T. Thoburn

    (School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK)

  • Bui Tat Thang

    (Institute of Economics, Hanoi)

  • Nguyen Thi Thanh Ha

    (Institute of Economics, Hanoi)

  • Nguyen Thi Hoa

    (Institute of Social Sciences, Ho Chi Minh City)

  • Dao Hong Le

    (Co-ordination Centre for Poverty Reduction, Hanoi)

  • Enrique Blanco De Armas

    (Institute of Social Sciences, Ho Chi Minh City)

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    Over the course of little more than a decade, Vietnam has become a significant exporter of garments to the EU and Japan, and now to the US too. Based on interviews with firms and buyers, and analysis of trade data, this paper traces how Vietnamese garment and textile firms are inserted into global garment and textile value chains. It considers ties between the Vietnamese garment and textiles industries. And, it reflects on how the nature of insertion into global value chains leads to differentiated gains for state owned and private enterprises, and for textile and garment workers. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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    Volume (Year): 16 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 111-123

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    1. Hill, Hal, 2000. "Export Success Against the Odds: A Vietnamese Case Study," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 28(2), pages 283-300, February.
    2. Gereffi, Gary, 1999. "International trade and industrial upgrading in the apparel commodity chain," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 48(1), pages 37-70, June.
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