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Upgrading in global value chains

  • Humphrey, John
  • Chen, Martha
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    Examines whether the relocation of labour-intensive or unskilled assembly activities to developing countries raises overall skill requirements. Argues that these firms may stay dependent on the lead company in the international production network but could also be integrated into the global economy.

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    Paper provided by International Labour Organization in its series ILO Working Papers with number 369852.

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    Length: 41 pages
    Date of creation: 2004
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    Publication status: Published in Working paper :
    Handle: RePEc:ilo:ilowps:369852
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    7. C. Dolan & J. Humphrey, 2000. "Governance and Trade in Fresh Vegetables: The Impact of UK Supermarkets on the African Horticulture Industry," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 37(2), pages 147-176.
    8. Bair, Jennifer & Gereffi, Gary, 2001. "Local Clusters in Global Chains: The Causes and Consequences of Export Dynamism in Torreon's Blue Jeans Industry," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 29(11), pages 1885-1903, November.
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