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China as a final market: the Gabon timber and Thai cassava value chains

Kaplinsky, Raphael; Terheggen, Anne and Tijaja, Julia (2011). China as a final market: the Gabon timber and Thai cassava value chains. World Development, 39(7) pp. 1177–1190.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2010.12.007
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Abstract

Rapid economic growth in China has boosted its demand for commodities. In many commodities sectors, this has been associated with declining demand from high-income northern economies. This paper examines two hypotheses of the resulting outcomes for the organization of global value chains in general, and for the role played by low income producers in particular—the importance of standards in global value chains, and the space available for low income producers to upgrade into higher value niches in their chains. The detailed case-studies of the Thai cassava industry and the Gabon timber sector both confirm these hypotheses.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
ISSN: 0305-750X
Extra Information: Special Section (pp. 1204-1270): Foreign Technology and Indigenous Innovation in the Emerging Economies
Keywords: value chains; China; Thailand; Gabon; cassava; timber; forestry
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 38615
Depositing User: Farah Huzair
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2013 08:33
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2016 15:42
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/38615
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