International trade and industrial upgrading in the apparel commodity chain


Journal Article

This article uses a global commodity chains perspective to analyze the social and organizational dimensions of international trade networks. In linking international trade and industrial upgrading, this article specifies: the mechanisms by which organizational learning occurs in trade networks; typical trajectories from assembly to OEM and OBM export roles; and the organization conditions that facilitate industrial upgrading moves such as the shift from assembly to full-package networks. The empirical focus is the apparel industry, with an emphasis on Asia.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gereffi, G

Published Date

  • June 1, 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 48 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 37 - 70

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-1996

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0022-1996(98)00075-0

Citation Source

  • Scopus