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Development Trajectories in Global Value Chains


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Can firms and economies utilize global value chains for development? How can they move from low-income to middle-income and even high-income status? This book addresses these questions through a series of case studies examining upgradation and innovation by firms operating in GVCs in Asia. The countries examined are China, India, South Korea, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka, with studies of firms operating in varied sectors - aerospace components, apparel, automotive, consumer electronics including mobile phones, telecom equipment, IT software and services, and pharmaceuticals.

Author Biography

Dev Nathan is Professor at the Institute for Human Development, New Delhi, and Visiting Research Fellow at Duke University, North Carolina He is currently also the Coordinator of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC)-supported South Asia Research Network (SARNET) on Employment and Social Protection. His research interests are labour in global production, gender relations and development issues of indigenous peoples. Meenu Tewari is Associate Professor at the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She works on the political economy of economic and industrial development, poverty alleviation, small firms, and the urban informal economy from a comparative, institutional perspective. Sandip Sarkar is Professor at the Institute for Human Development, New Delhi. His area of research is poverty, labour and livelihood in agriculture and non-agricultural sectors in which he has worked for over two decades. He is the coordinator of the Institute of Human Development (IHD) Data Centre on Labour Markets and Human Development.
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October 31st, 2018
Edited by Dev Nathan Edited by Meenu Tewari Edited by Sandip Sarkar
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United Kingdom
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