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Standardization and Governance Dynamics in the Peruvian Alpaca Fibre Value Chain

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  • Vajk Lukacs de Pereny Martens
  • Ronnie Ramlogan

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This paper examines governance dynamics stemming from standardization in the Peruvian alpaca fibre chain. An empirically informed bi-dimensional framework resembling the chain’s fragmented supply-concentrated demand structure is applied to scrutinize vertical and horizontal interactions among domestic actors and institutions. Findings for the 1997-2013 period show that far from generic buyer-driven or quasi-hierarchical governance typologies, segmented governance modes co-exist but do not co- evolve within the fibre chain as standardization unfolds. Comparative case studies applying the proposed framework are encouraged in similarly structured commodity chains in the developing world for a more comprehensive understanding of governance dynamics.

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  • Vajk Lukacs de Pereny Martens & Ronnie Ramlogan, 2015. "Standardization and Governance Dynamics in the Peruvian Alpaca Fibre Value Chain," Globelics Working Paper Series 2015-10, Globelics - Global Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems, Aalborg University, Department of Business and Management.
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    Global Value Chains; governance; standardization; alpaca fibre; development; Peru;

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