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The Routledge Companion to Global Value Chains

Reinterpreting and Reimagining Megatrends in the World Economy

Edited by: Renu Agarwal , Christopher Bajada , Roy Green , Katrina Skellern

Print publication date:  October  2021
Online publication date:  September  2021

Print ISBN: 9780415787918
eBook ISBN: 9781315225661
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315225661
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This Companion provides a review of global value chains (GVCs) and the megatrends that are shaping them and will continue to reshape them in deep-set trajectories of change over the next few decades. Megatrends herald both challenges and opportunities. With the growing interest among business leaders and researchers in GVCs, this is a reference work which fills a gap in current literature by focusing on the new features of GVCs, including the shift of global purchasing power towards developing economies, the significance of emerging technologies and data analytics, the increasing tensions between globalisation and de-globalisation, and the role of micro-multinationals, start-up entrepreneurs, the public sector and middle markets in a fast-changing global economy. ?

The early chapters are essentially intradisciplinary in character, with the first seeking to explore some historical aspects of GVCs. Subsequent chapters cover the theory and practice of operations and supply chain management, emerging supply chain technologies, and the impact of inter-firm collaboration across sectors and economies. The final chapters take a more interdisciplinary approach and examine topics at the interface of GVCs with the economy, society, culture and politics.

This comprehensive handbook provides a timely analysis of leading-edge global megatrends and practices in one volume.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Past, present and future perspectives of supply chains Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The use of requisite collaboration to better align and drive value in contemporary value chains Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Dynamic capabilities of global value chains Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Interfirm customer–supplier collaboration for a sustainable transition Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Climate-resilient supply chains Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Case study Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Integration of ICT systems and processes Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Blockchain and allied technologies for food supply chain risk mitigation in global value chains Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Technological trends and future management practices in global value chains Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Blockchain adoption challenges in supply chain Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Case study Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Global value chains are not always global Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Linking the interconnectedness and innovativeness of global value chains Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Maximizing the developmental benefits of GVC integration while addressing emerging challenges Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Regionalism and SMEs Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Global value chains and least developed countries Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Mapping of GVCs, services and intangible assets Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Global value chain at a crossroads Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Innovation, industrial strategy and global value chains Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Case study Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Case study Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Supply chain management at an inflection point Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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