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Global Value Chains from an Evolutionary Economic Geography perspective: a research agenda

Ron Boschma ()

No 2134, Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography (PEEG) from Utrecht University, Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Group Economic Geography

Abstract: The research agendas of Evolutionary Economic Geography (EEG) and Global Value Chains (GVC) have developed more or less independently from each other, with little interaction so far. This is unfortunate because both streams of literature have a lot to offer to each other. This paper explores how, looking at four strands in the GVC literature. Promising crossovers between EEG and the GVC literature are identified but also some missing links that need to be taken up in future research. These new research avenues, promoting the adoption of an evolutionary perspective on GVCs, are expected to enrich both literatures in mutual ways.

Keywords: Evolutionary Economic Geography; Global Value Chains; Global Production Networks; Global Innovation Systems; regional diversification; relatedness (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B52 F23 O19 O33 R10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021-11, Revised 2021-11
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-evo, nep-geo, nep-hme, nep-ino, nep-int, nep-tid and nep-ure
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