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Special issue on Shifting End Markets and GVC Upgrading

Cornelia Staritz Gary Gereffi (editor) Olivier Cattaneo(editor) 2011
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This special issue aims to contribute to our understanding of developing countries’ prospects for upgrading in global value chains (GVCs) in the context of recent shifts in global demand and production. Trade integration and economic growth in many developing countries has been fuelled by the insertion of local producers in GVCs feeding into high-income markets, in particular North America, Europe and Japan. However, since the mid-1980s – a trend that has been accelerated by the 2008/2009 global economic crisis… more »