Economic and social upgrading in tourism global production networks: findings from Uganda

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5
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5
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2012

Capturing the Gains conducted research in Kampala and Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. Researchers outlined the tourism global production network for Uganda and addressed whether economic upgrading occurred for tourism service providers and whether social upgrading followed for workers and tourism community members. The role of public governance policies and local, private initiatives – including trade union activity and firm-independent decisions – and labor market dynamics were key determining factors influencing upgrading.

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