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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.

‘Value chains in Asia are the most sophisticated in the world, creating enormous productive efficiencies and innovation and at the same reinforcing deep social inequities. … [This book] provides serious new perspectives on the twenty-first-century patterns of Asian economic growth and development. .’   William Milberg – The New School for Social Research, New York


Edited by:
Dev Nathan, Institute for Human Development, New Delhi
Meenu Tewari, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Sandip Sarkar, Institute for Human Development, New Delhi

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  • Series: Development Trajectories in Global Value Chains
  • Hardcover: 438 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (February 28, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1107104637
  • ISBN-13: 978-1107104631



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