GVCs and Development

Saturday, June 25, 2016: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
83 Dwinelle (Dwinelle Hall)
This session presents three book projects that explore the relationship between global value chains, development, and policy.  The need for reconceptualization of the development experience in relation to global value chains (GVCs) has stimulated several books to be undertaken simultaneously, depicting the relationship between GVCs and development as ‘Fragmented,’ ‘Compressed,’ and ‘Strategic.’  Collectively, the three books advance a full range of core GVC topics, including: understanding the organizational and spatial dimensions of GVCs; conceptualizing their impact on development across country, industry and institutional contexts; identifying new roles for industrial policy and the need for innovative state capacities; and explaining the varied interpretations and uses of the GVC framework by major international organizations.  All three books put a spotlight on requirements for states to be more ‘adaptive’ and ‘collaborative’ with a wider range of stakeholders than the traditional developmental state.
Compressed Development
Timothy Sturgeon, MIT
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