Russian Retailers as Drivers of Global Value Chains


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Russian Retailers as Drivers of Global Value Chains

Vis færre oplysninger Thomsen, Lotte 2017-05-08T11:34:01Z 2017-05-08T11:34:01Z 2017-05-08
dc.description.abstract This paper provides new insights into the dynamics of global value chains driven by Russian retailers in a variety of food and clothing chains that source from central Asia. It does so by examining the relationship between central Asian suppliers and their Russian buyers. The paper points to ongoing changes in the ways Russian retailers source supply caused largely by changes in retail structure and increased retail competition within Russia. Based on fieldwork in central Asia, the paper examines how these changes are perceived by the suppliers, who are increasingly experiencing a transfer of risk onto themselves, as well as rising expectations regarding the provision of services and their financial capacity. Finally, the paper shows how the Russian buyers’ expectations of their suppliers in central Asia regarding standardization seem to revolve primarily around public safety and hygiene standards, while pressures relating to so-called social standards seem to remain totally absent. en_US
dc.format.extent 24 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Manchester en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Rising Powers and Global Standards Working Paper;3
dc.subject.other Global value chains en_US
dc.subject.other Standards en_US
dc.subject.other Retail en_US
dc.subject.other Sourcing en_US
dc.subject.other Russia en_US
dc.subject.other Central Asia en_US
dc.subject.other Clothing en_US
dc.subject.other Agro business en_US
dc.title Russian Retailers as Drivers of Global Value Chains en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.contributor.corporation University of Manchester en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Management, Society and Communication en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort MSC en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Management, Society and Communication en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort MSC en_US Manchester en_US
dc.publisher.year 2011 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Examining the Conventions of Russian Retailers from a Central Asian Perspective en_US

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