publication . Thesis . 2015

Access in a global rattan production network: a case study of rattan originating from Central Sulawesi, Indonesia and upgraded for sale in international markets

Myers, Rodd;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Sep 2015
  • Country: United Kingdom
Forests and forest users are increasingly engaged in global scale markets that connect different stages of commodity production and retail. This thesis adopts a Global Production Network framing in order to investigate the case of rattan cane and furniture. I examine the ways in which actors benefit from rattan (a non-timber forest product) and elucidate power dynamics that explain how some actors are better positioned to benefit from rattan than others. My conceptual framework combines the literature on access with global production networks. I explore access starting in the forests of Sulawesi, Indonesia, moving to processing in larger centres in Sulawesi and ...
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