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Innovation and competitiveness in the copper-mining GVC: developing local suppliers in Peru

Journal Article Industrial and Corporate Change · September 26, 2023 Although Peru is one of the main producers of copper worldwide, the domestic industry has not yet fully taken advantage of the potential that the exploitation of this commodity offers. This paper explores the opportunities and challenges that Peruvian supp ... Full text Link to item Cite

China’s Evolving Role in Global Value Chains: Upgrading Strategies in an Era of Disruptions and Resilience

Chapter · September 17, 2022 China’s role in global value chains (GVCs) has changed fundamentally in recent decades. The country has moved from being the world factory for a diverse range of low-tech, mid-tech, and high-tech consumer goods to the goal of becoming a technological leade ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

North America in Global Value Chains

Chapter · May 15, 2022 Border Management and Control--C. Lawson et al. The Outlook for Energy Integration--D. Wood. Making the Environment a Priority? Evidence from the USMCA--D. Stevens and M. Sanchez Ramirez. Emergency Management--J. Kayyem et al. ... Link to item Cite

China's New Development Strategies: Upgrading from Above and from Below in Global Value Chains

Book · January 1, 2022 This book examines China's new development policies, which seek to reposition China from export platform for a diverse array of low-cost consumer goods to technological leader in sectors linked to advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence, electric v ... Full text Open Access Cite

Las Cadenas Globales de Valor en el Cono Sur y Asia-Pacífico

Chapter · 2022 Latin America’s participation in Global Value Chains (GVC) is heterogeneous. In particular, the Southern Cone countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay) have focused on supplying natural resources to international markets, specifi ... Link to item Cite

Innovation and Competitiveness in the Copper Mining GVC: Developing Local Suppliers in Peru

Report · 2021 Peru is the second largest producer and exporter of copper in the world. However, the country’s sector has weak background linkages and the emergence of innovative suppliers able to provide high-value products and services is still incipient. This article ... Cite

Strategy Development for Chilean Knowledge-based Services Exports

Report · 2021 Despite years of economic growth, the Chilean export basket remains heavily dependent on goods, with little diversification into services. This 12-month consulting engagement focused on identifying key sources of competitive advantages in services, determi ... Cite

Diverse paths of upgrading in high-tech manufacturing: Costa Rica in the electronics and medical devices global value chains

Journal Article Transnational Corporations · January 1, 2019 Costa Rica has sought to improve its position in the global economy by prioritizing export growth in two high-tech manufacturing industries led by foreign direct investment (FDI): electronics and medical devices. We use a global value chain (GVC) perspecti ... Open Access Cite

GVCs and development: policy formulation for economic and social upgrading

Chapter · January 1, 2019 The use of the global value chain (GVC) analytical framework has broadened over time from being a research agenda to becoming an active policy tool. The geographic fragmentation now allows countries to engage in international trade in varying industries wi ... Full text Cite

Industry 4.0 in Developing Countries: The Mine of the Future and the Role of Women

Report · 2019 Industry 4.0 technologies are seen to offer an opportunity to break gender-bias in employment, primarily by reducing previous technical barriers to female entry into the workforce. This study unpacks whether increased technological intensity of processes i ... Cite

Skills Development for Economic and Social Upgrading: The case of Asian Developing Countries in the Global Value Chains

Chapter · 2018 By opening up access to higher-value markets, Global Value Chain (GVC) participation has given emerging economies in Asia and the Pacific an opportunity to diversify, drive employment and raise incomes (OECD, 2012b). At the same time, these connections to ... Cite

Jamaica in the Tourism Global Value Chain

Report · 2018 Tourism is a dynamic source of economic growth throughout the world. The industry’s direct effect to global GDP was higher than many other sectors, including agriculture, manufacturing, retail and financial services. The vitality of the industry is not con ... Cite

Jamaica in the Arabica Coffee Global Value Chain

Report · 2018 Specialty coffee represents a high value and growing niche market based almost exclusively on one type of coffee bean, Arabica coffee. Producers of high value coffee are able to capture higher prices on the international market and overcome economies of sc ... Link to item Cite

WINE INDUSTRY IN CHILE

Chapter · January 1, 2016 The following sections are included: Industry Overview Background Information on the Firm Description of the Value Chain Pre-production: Vineyard Preparation and Grape Production (Viticulture) Production: Wine-making (Viniculture) Post-production: Distribu ... Full text Cite

FRESH CHERRY INDUSTRY IN CHILE

Chapter · January 1, 2016 The following sections are included: Industry Overview Background Information on the Firm Description of the Value Chain RandD and Pre-orchard Establishment Cherry Production Packing, Cold Chain Management and Logistics Distribution, Marketing and Sales Se ... Full text Cite

Connecting Local Producers in Developing Countries to Regional and Global Value Chains: Update

Scholarly Edition · January 8, 2014 This report analyzes the specific factors that affect the competitiveness of developing countries in global value chains (GVCs), and how these factors differ across four major economic sectors: agriculture, extractive industries, manufacturing and offshore ... Cite

Innovation and competitiveness in the copper-mining GVC: developing local suppliers in Peru

Journal Article Industrial and Corporate Change · September 26, 2023 Although Peru is one of the main producers of copper worldwide, the domestic industry has not yet fully taken advantage of the potential that the exploitation of this commodity offers. This paper explores the opportunities and challenges that Peruvian supp ... Full text Link to item Cite

China’s Evolving Role in Global Value Chains: Upgrading Strategies in an Era of Disruptions and Resilience

Chapter · September 17, 2022 China’s role in global value chains (GVCs) has changed fundamentally in recent decades. The country has moved from being the world factory for a diverse range of low-tech, mid-tech, and high-tech consumer goods to the goal of becoming a technological leade ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

North America in Global Value Chains

Chapter · May 15, 2022 Border Management and Control--C. Lawson et al. The Outlook for Energy Integration--D. Wood. Making the Environment a Priority? Evidence from the USMCA--D. Stevens and M. Sanchez Ramirez. Emergency Management--J. Kayyem et al. ... Link to item Cite

China's New Development Strategies: Upgrading from Above and from Below in Global Value Chains

Book · January 1, 2022 This book examines China's new development policies, which seek to reposition China from export platform for a diverse array of low-cost consumer goods to technological leader in sectors linked to advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence, electric v ... Full text Open Access Cite

Las Cadenas Globales de Valor en el Cono Sur y Asia-Pacífico

Chapter · 2022 Latin America’s participation in Global Value Chains (GVC) is heterogeneous. In particular, the Southern Cone countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay) have focused on supplying natural resources to international markets, specifi ... Link to item Cite

Innovation and Competitiveness in the Copper Mining GVC: Developing Local Suppliers in Peru

Report · 2021 Peru is the second largest producer and exporter of copper in the world. However, the country’s sector has weak background linkages and the emergence of innovative suppliers able to provide high-value products and services is still incipient. This article ... Cite

Strategy Development for Chilean Knowledge-based Services Exports

Report · 2021 Despite years of economic growth, the Chilean export basket remains heavily dependent on goods, with little diversification into services. This 12-month consulting engagement focused on identifying key sources of competitive advantages in services, determi ... Cite

Diverse paths of upgrading in high-tech manufacturing: Costa Rica in the electronics and medical devices global value chains

Journal Article Transnational Corporations · January 1, 2019 Costa Rica has sought to improve its position in the global economy by prioritizing export growth in two high-tech manufacturing industries led by foreign direct investment (FDI): electronics and medical devices. We use a global value chain (GVC) perspecti ... Open Access Cite

GVCs and development: policy formulation for economic and social upgrading

Chapter · January 1, 2019 The use of the global value chain (GVC) analytical framework has broadened over time from being a research agenda to becoming an active policy tool. The geographic fragmentation now allows countries to engage in international trade in varying industries wi ... Full text Cite

Industry 4.0 in Developing Countries: The Mine of the Future and the Role of Women

Report · 2019 Industry 4.0 technologies are seen to offer an opportunity to break gender-bias in employment, primarily by reducing previous technical barriers to female entry into the workforce. This study unpacks whether increased technological intensity of processes i ... Cite

Skills Development for Economic and Social Upgrading: The case of Asian Developing Countries in the Global Value Chains

Chapter · 2018 By opening up access to higher-value markets, Global Value Chain (GVC) participation has given emerging economies in Asia and the Pacific an opportunity to diversify, drive employment and raise incomes (OECD, 2012b). At the same time, these connections to ... Cite

Jamaica in the Tourism Global Value Chain

Report · 2018 Tourism is a dynamic source of economic growth throughout the world. The industry’s direct effect to global GDP was higher than many other sectors, including agriculture, manufacturing, retail and financial services. The vitality of the industry is not con ... Cite

Jamaica in the Arabica Coffee Global Value Chain

Report · 2018 Specialty coffee represents a high value and growing niche market based almost exclusively on one type of coffee bean, Arabica coffee. Producers of high value coffee are able to capture higher prices on the international market and overcome economies of sc ... Link to item Cite

WINE INDUSTRY IN CHILE

Chapter · January 1, 2016 The following sections are included: Industry Overview Background Information on the Firm Description of the Value Chain Pre-production: Vineyard Preparation and Grape Production (Viticulture) Production: Wine-making (Viniculture) Post-production: Distribu ... Full text Cite

FRESH CHERRY INDUSTRY IN CHILE

Chapter · January 1, 2016 The following sections are included: Industry Overview Background Information on the Firm Description of the Value Chain RandD and Pre-orchard Establishment Cherry Production Packing, Cold Chain Management and Logistics Distribution, Marketing and Sales Se ... Full text Cite

Connecting Local Producers in Developing Countries to Regional and Global Value Chains: Update

Scholarly Edition · January 8, 2014 This report analyzes the specific factors that affect the competitiveness of developing countries in global value chains (GVCs), and how these factors differ across four major economic sectors: agriculture, extractive industries, manufacturing and offshore ... Cite

Inclusion of Small- and Medium-Sized Producers in High-Value Agro-Food Value Chains

Report · 2012 This paper uses the global value chain methodology to analyze Inter-American Development Bank Multilateral Investment Fund (IDB-MIF) initiatives in Latin America that aim to include high-value agriculture small producers in the national, regional and globa ... Link to item Cite

Basic Principles & Guidelines for Impactful & Sustainable Inclusive Business Interventions in High-Value Agro-Food Value Chains

Report · 2012 The objective of this report is to inform IDB-MIF officers and management how global value chain interventions can be more effectively designed, monitored and evaluated to ensure sustainable inclusion of small- and medium-sized producers in high-value agri ... Link to item Cite

Supporting the Competitiveness of Central American Coffee

Report · 2012 The project provided technical assistance and helped establish market linkages for experienced small coffee producers in five Central American countries. This enabled their entry into a higher value specialty coffee value chain, and potentially prevented e ... Link to item Cite

Case: Strengthening the Competitiveness of Organic Producers in Andean Microwatersheds

Report · 2012 Fruit and vegetables producers in Huánuco, Peru formed a consortium to sell their organic produce in supermarkets in Lima. The project, implemented by Instituto de Desarrollo y Medio Ambiente (IDMA), attained a high level of collaboration among producers. ... Link to item Cite

Case: Upgrading to Organic Cacao Cultivation in Peru

Report · 2012 Small producers, members of a large, established coffee and cocoa cooperative in Tingo María, Perú, upgraded to certified organic production of cocoa. Through this organization producers began exporting organic cocoa to Europe, Japan and the United States. ... Link to item Cite

Case: Development of Micro and Small Rural Apicultural Producers in Nicaragua & Honduras

Report · 2012 This project focused on incorporating micro- and small honey producers into the domestic (Honduras) and global (Nicaragua) value chains. In addition to making value chain coordination a key part of the project, a strong technical learning aspect was also ... Link to item Cite

The Fruit and Vegetables Global Value Chain: Economic Upgrading and Workforce Development

Report · 2011 This report shows the shift of fruit and vegetable preparation from rural households to the urban kitchen, and highlights the new skills and global standards required of workers and suppliers in developing countries to meet the needs of global supermarkets ... Link to item Cite

The Offshore Services Global Value Chain: Economic Upgrading and Workforce Development

Report · 2011 Developing countries around the world are competing to become the next Bangalore, but they need to take various steps to ensure their human capital can meet the exacting demands and professional certifications required by developed world clients. This repo ... Cite

The Offshore Services Value Chain: Upgrading Trajectories in Developing Countries

Journal Article Special issue of International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development · 2011 Open Access Cite

The offshore services value chain: upgrading trajectories in developing countries

Journal Article International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development · January 2011 This article analyses the offshore services industry using the global value chain approach. This industry has grown at a rapid pace over the last decade, driven principally by the search of businesses to reduce costs by unbundling and offshoring corpora ... Cite

The offshore services value chain: Upgrading trajectories in developing countries

Journal Article International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development · January 1, 2011 This article analyses the offshore services industry using the global value chain approach. This industry has grown at a rapid pace over the last decade, driven principally by the search of businesses to reduce costs by unbundling and offshoring corporate ... Full text Open Access Cite

Engineering Services in the Americas

Report · 2010 Despite the 2008-2009 economic crisis, countries across Latin America continue to grow rapidly, driven by commodity booms and the growth of mining, petroleum and forestry sectors. Combined with the need for massive scale infrastructure development across t ... Link to item Cite

Global Value Chains, Economic Upgrading, and Gender

Chapter This book provides an analysis of the horticulture, tourism, and call center global value chains (GVCs) based on a survey of the literature and case studies carried out in Honduras (horticulture), Kenya (tourism), and Egypt (call centers). The studies show ... Link to item Cite

The Competitiveness of Small Organic Cocoa Producers of CONACADO

Report Small organic cocoa producers in the Dominican Republic improve their competitiveness by increasing cultivation productivity. ... Link to item Cite

Assessment of Five High-Value Agriculture Inclusive Business Projects

Report This paper is a summary of five IDB-MIF projects on high-value agriculture value chains that aimed to include small- and medium-sized producers in high-value agriculture value chains. The objective of this paper is to provide a set of lessons learned to de ... Link to item Cite

Case: Strengthening the Competitiveness of the Stevia Value Chain in Paraguay

Report The project focused on improving the volume and quality of stevia production in Paraguay to expand supply, upgrading into the higher extraction stage of its value chain, and ultimately raise small producers’ incomes. The project also contributed to formali ... Link to item Cite

Upgrading in Global Value Chains: Addressing the Skills Challenge in Developing Countries

Report This report was commissioned by OECD as a background paper for the annual OECD publication, “Perspectives of Development” 2013. This report examines the role of workforce development using the GVC methodology in four industries: apparel, fruit and vegetab ... Link to item Cite