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Global Production Networks: Theorizing Economic Development in an Interconnected World

Neil M. Coe and Henry Wai-chung Yeung

Abstract

Accelerating processes of economic globalization have fundamentally reshaped the organization of the global economy towards much greater integration and functional interdependence through cross-border economic activity. In this interconnected world system, a new form of economic organization, termed global production networks (GPNs) in this book, has emerged that brings together a wide array of economic actors, most notably capitalist firms, state institutions, labour unions, consumers, and non-government organizations, in the transnational production of economic value. National and sub-nation ... More

Keywords: global production networks, global value chains, theory, firms, extra-firm actors, competitive dynamics, organization and strategy, economic development, value capture, politics and practice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198703907
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703907.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Neil M. Coe, author
Professor of Economic Geography and Co-Director, GPN@NUS Centre, National University of Singapore

Henry Wai-chung Yeung, author
Professor of Economic Geography and Co-Director, GPN@NUS Centre, National University of Singapore