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Upgrading in global value chains

John. Humphrey and Martha. Chen

ILO Working Papers from International Labour Organization

Abstract: Examines whether the relocation of labour-intensive or unskilled assembly activities to developing countries raises overall skill requirements. Argues that these firms may stay dependent on the lead company in the international production network but could also be integrated into the global economy.

Keywords: international relocation of industry; production management; dependence; globalization; role of developed countries; developing countries; international division of labour; motor vehicle industry; choice of technology; competitiveness; development potential; délocalisation industrielle; gestion de la production; dépendance; mondialisation; rôle des pays développés; pays en développement; division internationale du travail; industrie du véhicule à moteur; choix de technologie; compétitivité; potentiel de développement; reubicación internacional de industrias; administración de la producción; dependencia; globalización; papel de los países desarrollados; países en desarrollo; división internacional del trabajo; industria de vehículos a motor; elección de tecnología; competitividad; potencial de desarrollo (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2004
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