publication . Article . Other literature type . 1999

international trade and industrial upgrading in the apparel commodity chain

Gereffi, Gary;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 1999 Journal: Journal of International Economics, volume 48, pages 37-70 (issn: 0022-1996, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
This article uses a global commodity chains perspective to analyze the social and organizational dimensions of international trade networks. In linking international trade and industrial upgrading, this article specifies: the mechanisms by which organizational learning occurs in trade networks; typical trajectories from assembly to OEM and OBM export roles; and the organizational conditions that facilitate industrial upgrading moves such as the shift from assembly to full-package networks. The empirical focus is the apparel industry, with an emphasis on Asia. © 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. Globalization has altered the competitive dynamics of ...
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free text keywords: Global value chain, Economics, Organizational learning, business.industry, business, International trade, Textile industry, Commodity, Globalization, Commodity chain, Per capita, Economic inequality, Microeconomics
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 1999

international trade and industrial upgrading in the apparel commodity chain

Gereffi, Gary;