publication . Report . 2015

Global Value Chain Integration and Productivity : Evidence from Enterprise Surveys in Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland

Winkler, Deborah; Farole, Thomas;
Open Access English
  • Published: 26 Feb 2015
  • Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC
  • Country: United States
Abstract
In order to adequately measure a firm’s participation in GVCs in this context, it is important to first identify the different forms through which GVC integration can affect domestic firms’ productivity. Integrating a country’s domestic suppliers into GVCs increases the possibility for productivity gains through exporting to a buyer abroad or supplying to a multinational in the country. But countries should not neglect the opportunities for productivity gains that GVC participation can provide from a buyer’s perspective. Instead of building a complete array of supply chains at home, firms can join existing supply chains of multinationals through cross-border tra...
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free text keywords: SKILLS, EMPLOYMENT, DISCUSSION, COMPETITORS, WORKFORCE, ECONOMIC GROWTH, PRODUCTION, ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY, SKILLED WORKERS, KNOWLEDGE SHARING, MATERIALS, SEARCH, INCOME, INTEREST, BUYER, CAPABILITY, VALUE CHAIN, SUPPLIER, LABOR FORCE, EXPORTS, MULTINATIONAL, WELFARE, ENTERPRISE SURVEYS, EFFECTS, INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT, TRANSMISSION, VARIABLES, FIRM SIZE, INPUTS, LEADING, ASSOCIATIONS, RENTS, KNOWLEDGE, ECONOMIC ACTIVITY, INSTITUTIONS, LABOR MARKET, DATA, INFLUENCE, MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES, FOREIGN TRADE, TOTAL FACTOR PRODUCTIVITY, GLOBAL ECONOMY, ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, TRAINING, EXCHANGE RATES, CUSTOMS, VALUE CHAINS, BASE YEAR, LABOR PRODUCTIVITY, PRODUCTIVITY, IMPERFECT COMPETITION, INCREASING RETURNS, BUYERS, MARKETING, MARKETS, FIRM, MULTINATIONALS, ORGANIZATIONS, LINKS, LEARNING, MATERIAL, LABOR, ENTERPRISES, EXPORT MARKET, EFFICIENCY, CAPABILITIES, MANUFACTURING, TECHNOLOGY, EQUITY, R&D, INVESTORS, PRODUCTIVITY GROWTH, HUMAN CAPITAL, VALUE ADDED, FIRMS, WAGES, DEFLATORS, POLICIES, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, RESULTS, PARTICIPATION, VALUE, COMPETITIVENESS, FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT, WORLD ECONOMY, SCALE EFFECTS, FOREIGN INVESTMENT, ENTERPRISE, SHARES, MARKET, BENCHMARK, INDUSTRY PRODUCTIVITY, ECONOMICS, DIVERSIFICATION, SKILLED LABOR, MANAGEMENT, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, KNOWLEDGE FLOWS, RESULT, EXPANSION, MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES, TRADE, GDP, INVESTOR, UNDERSTANDING, THEORY, SUPPLY CHAINS, MARKET SHARE, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, BUSINESS, INVESTMENT, ABSORPTIVE CAPACITY, COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE, INTEGRATION, BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT, SUPPLY, INNOVATION, INSTITUTION, INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK, GDP DEFLATOR, SUPPLIERS, DATABASE, LABOUR, SEE, OUTSOURCING, USES, PRODUCTION COSTS, CLIENTS, COMPETITION
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