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Value chain analysis: a tool for enhancing export supply policies

Year: 2008
Author: Kaplinsky, Raphael
Journal: International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development
Volume: 1
Issue: 3
Pages: 283-308

Mainstream economics and the agenda promoted by Washington Consensus institutions focuses on the role played by markets. In recent years, this policy agenda has been concentrated on a series of behind-, beyond- and between-the-border trade-related issues. Whilst valuable, this agenda fails to address some of the major determinants of export supply in developing economies. By contrast, the value chain framework provides a rich agenda for the design and implementation of policies designed to enhance export supply. These issues are addressed in this paper through a discussion of the dynamics of rent and rent appropriation, the growing role of standards and turnkey production. Contemporary global value chains are in a state of flux, with a reduced likelihood of capability-building supply chain programmes in low-income economies outside of Asia.

Keywords: global value chains, GVCs, export-oriented production, supply chain management, SCM, rent dynamics, policy design, policy implementation, export supply policies, exports, developing countries, low-income economies

Link: http://inderscience.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&eissn=1753-1950&volume=1&issue=3&spage=283