Nurturing International Business research through Global Value Chains literature.
From Raffaella Allocca on September 3rd, 2020
In this article, published in International Business Review, Valentina De Marchi (Department of Economics and Management University of Padova), Eleonora Di Maria (Department of Economics and Management University of Padova), Ruggero Golini (Department of Management, Information and Production Engineering, University of Bergamo) and Alessandra Perri (Department of Management, Ca’ Foscari University),offer a comprehensive and systematic review of the literature on Global Value Chains (GVCs). The GVC framework has received growing attention in the last decade, providing theoretical concepts and analytical tools to understand and assess patterns of value creation in view of the new international division of labour. In this area, a broad overlap of research interest exists with the international business (IB) literature. Yet, few interactions between the two fields of study have been recorded so far. Performing a quantitative content analysis on all academic publications on GVCs in the period 1994−2018, this paper describes the evolution of GVC studies, emphasizing points of contact and potential synergies with the IB literature. It also identifies research opportunities along the four key dimensions of the GVC framework: geographical and industrial scope, governance, upgrading, and institutional context.
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