Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
National Capitalisms, Global Production NetworksFashioning the Value Chain in the UK, US, and Germany$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Christel Lane and Jocelyn Probert

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199214815

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214815.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 12 December 2019



(p.291) 11 Conclusions
National Capitalisms, Global Production Networks

Christel Lane (Contributor Webpage)

Jocelyn Probert (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter provides a theoretical conclusion by answering some questions posed throughout the book: To what extent and how are GPNs shaped by national capitalisms and to what degree are they influenced by global markets and by international/global organizations? How do GPNs in the clothing industry impact on national capitalisms? Do they further strengthen a given economy's competitive advantage in a particular industry niche, or do they also undermine economic structures and disorganize or disrupt institutional arrangements? How does a dual theoretical focus on the comparative capitalism approach and the theory of global value chains/production networks improve our understanding of what drives network actors and the interrelationships within networks? The chapter points out how the answers go beyond the work of both Gereffi (various dates) and Dicken et al (2001), as well as ‘comparative capitalisms’ theory. Another section summarizes the findings on the supplier countries studied, showing both the nature of their comparative advantage and the limits thereto. The chapter concludes by pointing out the advantages and disadvantages of the VoC framework for the study of this global industry.

Keywords:   global production networks, varieties of capitalism, clothing industry, network actors, competitive advantage, liberal market economies, coordinated market economies

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .