Global Value Chains

Linking Local Producers from Developing Countries to International Markets

Edited by Meine Pieter van Dijk and Jacques Trienekens

Edited by Meine Pieter van Dijk and Jacques Trienekens

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

279 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2012
Paper $54.50 ISBN: 9789089643605 Published June 2012 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

This book contains seven case studies of global value chains as well as a discussion of the theory behind these chains. Specifically, it examines the impact of global value chains on local upgrading strategies, as well as the role of governments, buyers, donors, and civil society in influencing value chains and the importance of partnerships as mechanisms for value chain upgrading. An impressive group of eminent scholars deliver a thorough examination of this important economic and political phenomenon. 

I. Theoretical Contributions
1. Global Value Chains: An Overview of the Issues and Concepts
      Meine Pieter van Dijk and Jacques Trienekens
2. The Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP) and the Private Sector: A Value Chain Research Approach
      Diederik P. de Boer, Victor L. van der Linden and Ronald S. J. Tuninga
3. Value Chains in Developing Countries: A Framework for Analysis
      Jacques H. Trienekens
II. Local Agricultural Value Chains
4. Beer Multinationals Supporting Africa's Development? How Partnerships Include Smallholders into Sorghum-beer Supply Chains
      Jeroen van Wijk and Herma Kwakkenbos
5. Bush-to-energy Value Chains in Namibia: Institutional Challenges for Pro-poor Rural Development
      Michael Brüntrup and Raoul Herrmann
III. International Agricultural Value Chains
6. Localising Global Standards: Illustrative Examples form Kenya's Horticulture Sector
      Gloria Otieno and Peter Knorringa
7. Using a Partnership to Achieve Sustainable Development of the Palm Oil Value Chain in Malaysia
      Meine Pieter van Dijk
IV. Value Chains in the Industrial and Services Sector
8. Global Competition in the Semiconductor Industry: A Comparative Study of Malaysian and Chinese Semiconductor Value Chains
      Paul Goes and Meine Pieter van Dijk
9. Business-community Partnerships: The Link for Sustainable Local Development?
      Diederik de Boer and Laura Tarimo
V. Conclusions: Upgrading Value Chains in Developing Countries
10. Upgrading of Value Chains in Developing Countries
      Jacques H. Trienekens and Meine Pieter van Dijk
11. A Learning Case of a Local Value Chain: The Banana Subsector in Arusha Municipality and Arumeru District: Producing Banana Beverages
      Match Maker Associates Ltd

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