Integration in global value chains and employment

Bontadini, Filippo, Evangelista, Rinaldo, Meliciani, Valentina and Savona, Maria (2020) Integration in global value chains and employment. In: Zimmermann, Klaus F (ed.) Handbook of labor, human resources and population economics. Springer, Cham, pp. 1-15. ISBN 9783319573656

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Abstract

The chapter selectively reviews the theoretical and empirical literatures on the potential sources of countries’ asymmetries in their integration in global value chains (GVCs), with the aim of identifying the effects of such processes on the dynamics and composition of employment. We consider asymmetries related to the positioning of countries in: (i) the new international division of labor; (ii) the global technology landscape; and (iii) their initial production and employment structure. We conclude by proposing avenues of research to account for the complex factors that affect how countries position within GVCs and what are the opportunities for technological, functional, and employment upgrading.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
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Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2020 09:18
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2020 10:43
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/94738

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