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Opportunities for Smallholders from Developing Countries in Global Value Chains

Clemens Lutz

Review of Social Economy, 2012, vol. 70, issue 4, 468-476

Abstract: The current policy debate on opportunities for African smallholders in agricultural markets focuses on the need for proper institutions at the market level or governance in the global value chain (GVC). Both discussions neglect insights from strategic management. We argue that successful inclusion of smallholders in GVCs requires the deployment of strategic resources and capabilities in the farming systems. The consequence of this argument is that the ‘inclusion’ of smallholders in GVCs only makes sense if they have the opportunity to create strategic resources.

Date: 2012
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DOI: 10.1080/00346764.2012.690607

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