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Date Authors Title Journal Type
2003 Gereffi, Gary
Memedovic, Olga
The Global Apparel Value Chain: What Prospects for Upgrading by Developing Countries? UNIDO Sectoral Studies Series Working Paper
2000 Gibbon, Peter Global Commodity Chains and Economic Upgrading in Less Developed Countries DIIS/CDR Working Paper Working Paper
2002 Gibbon, Peter
Thomsen, Lotte
Scandinavian Clothing Retailers Global Sourcing Patterns and Practices DIIS/CDR Working Paper Working Paper
2002 Gibbon, Peter South Africa and the Global Commodity Chain for Clothing: Export Performance and Constraints DIIS/CDR Working Paper Working Paper
2003 Palpacuer, Florence
Poissonnier, Hugues
The Global Sourcing Networks of French Clothing Retailers: Organizational Patterns and Opportunities for Suppliers Industrial Upgrading DIIS/CDR Working Paper Working Paper
2007 Barrientos, Stephanie Global Production Systems and Decent Work ILO Policy Integration Department Working Paper Working Paper
1998 Kaplinsky, Raphael Globalization, Industrialization and Sustainable Growth: The Pursuit of the Nth Rent IDS Discussion Paper Working Paper
2009 Keane, Jodie
Ratha, Kong
Maintaining a Competitive Edge for Cambodian Industry: Widening or Deepening the Standards Spectrum Overseas Development Institute Background Note Working Paper
2010 Gereffi, Gary
Frederick, Stacey
The Global Apparel Value Chain, Trade and the Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities for Developing Countries World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Working Paper
2011 Sturgeon, Timothy J.
Memedovic, Olga
Mapping Global Value Chains: Intermediate Goods Trade and Structural Change in the World Economy UNIDO Development Policy and Strategic Research Branch Working Paper Working Paper
2011 Montalvo, Carlos
Moghayer, S.M.
State of an Innovation System: Theoretical and Empirical Advance towards an Innovation Efficiency Index TNO Working Paper Series Working Paper
2011 Thomsen, Lotte Russian retailers as drivers of global value chains: Examining the conventions of Russian retailers from a central Asian perspective Rising Powers and Global Standards Network Working Paper
2012 Islam, Md. Tarikul
Rana, Mohammad Bakhtiar
Upgradation of Bangladeshi Apparel firms in the Global Value Chain: Knowledge Spillover and Dynamic Capability Perspective - Working Paper
2012 Islam, Md. Tarikul
Rana, Mohammad Bakhtiar
Dynamic Capability helps Upgrading Bangladeshi Apparel Firms in the Global Value Chain: Knowledge Spillover Perspective - Working Paper
- Islam, Md. Tarikul
Stringer, Christina
Is Social Upgrading Occurring in the Bangladesh Apparel Industry Australia New Zealand International Business Academy Conference-2014 Working Paper
2010 Mayer, Frederick
Pickles, John
Re-embedding governance: global apparel value chains and decent work Capturing the Gains Working Paper Working Paper
2011 Bernhardt, Thomas
Milberg, William
Economic and social upgrading in global value chains: analysis of horticulture, apparel, tourism and mobile telephones Capturing the Gains Working Paper Working Paper
2013 Bernhardt, Thomas Developing countries in the global apparel value chain: a tale of upgrading and downgrading experiences Capturing the Gains Working Paper Working Paper
2012 Pickles, John Economic and social upgrading in apparel global value chains: public governance and trade policy Capturing the Gains Working Paper Working Paper
2011 Pickles, John
Lan, Tu
China’s new labour contract law: state regulation and worker rights in global production networks Capturing the Gains Working Paper Working Paper
2011 Miller, Doug
Turner, Simon
Grinter, Tom
Back to the Future? A critical reflection on Neil Kearney’s mature systems of industrial relations perspective on the governance of outsourced apparel supply chains Capturing the Gains Working Paper Working Paper
2013 Miller, Doug Towards sustainable labour costing in UK fashion retail Capturing the Gains Working Paper Working Paper
2013 Staritz, Cornelia
Morris, Mike
Local embeddedness, upgrading and skill development: global value chains and foreign direct investment in Lesotho’s apparel industry Capturing the Gains Working Paper Working Paper
2013 Staritz, Cornelia
Morris, Mike
Local embeddedness and economic and social upgrading in Madagascar’s export apparel industry Capturing the Gains Working Paper Working Paper
2013 Bair, Jennifer
Gereffi, Gary
Better Work in Central America: assessing the opportunities for upgrading in Nicaragua’s apparel sector Capturing the Gains Working Paper Working Paper
2013 Bhaskaran, Resmi
Nathan, Dev
Phillips, Nicola
Upendranadh, C.
Vulnerable workers and labour standards (non-)compliance in global production networks: home-based child labour in Delhi’s garment sector Capturing the Gains Working Paper Working Paper
2013 Arnold, Dennis Workers’ agency and re-working power relations in Cambodia’s garment industry Capturing the Gains Working Paper Working Paper
2009 Morris, Mike
Barnes, Justin
Globalization, the Changed Global Dynamics of the Clothing and Textile Value Chains and the Impact on Sub-Saharan Africa UNIDO Research and Statistics Branch Working Paper Working Paper
2013 Coe, Neil M.
Hess, Martin
Economic and social upgrading in global logistics Capturing the Gains Working Paper Working Paper
2016 Staritz, Cornelia
Frederick, Stacey
Harnessing Foreign Direct Investment for Local Development? Spillovers in Apparel Global Value Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa - Working Paper