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Trading down : Africa, value chains, and the global economy

Author: Peter Gibbon; Stefano Ponte
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Gibbon; Stefano Ponte
ISBN: 1592133673 9781592133673 1592133681 9781592133680
OCLC Number: 57068958
Description: xviii, 251 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Age of Global Capitalism --
Economic Globalization --
Corporate Financialization and Shareholder Value --
Saturated Markets and Oligopolistic Rent Seeking --
Buyer Power and Strategic Outsourcing --
Supplier Adjustment in the World of Category Management --
The New International Trade Regime --
Trends in Africa's International Trade --
The International Trade Regime Prior to WTO --
The New International Trade Regime --
Global Value Chain (GVC) Analysis --
Main Features --
Governance --
Upgrading --
The Rise of Buyer-Driven Global Value Chains in Africa --
The Rise of Buyer-Driven Chains --
Main Actors in, and Configurations of, Selected Global Value Chains --
Formal Regulatory Frameworks and Historical Changes in GVC Governance --
Strategies of Lead Firms --
Chain Driving? --
Entry Barriers, Marginalization, and Upgrading --
Entry Barriers for First- and Second-Tier Suppliers --
Marginalization and Exclusion --
Upgrading --
Quality Standards, Conventions, and the Governance of Global Value Chains --
Quality in Economic Analysis --
Convention Theory --
Quality, Entry Barriers, and Governance in GVCs: Empirical Evidence from Africa --
Conventions and the Governance of Global Value Chains --
Trading Down? --
Africa, Value Chains, and the Global Economy --
Trading Down? --
GVC Analysis and Future Research Directions.
Responsibility: Peter Gibbon and Stefano Ponte.

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Analyses the effects of key changes in the global economy on African countries, farms and firms.  Read more...

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