A Typology of Power in Global Value Chains

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A Typology of Power in Global Value Chains

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dc.contributor.author Dallas, Mark
dc.contributor.author Ponte, Stefano
dc.contributor.author Sturgeon, Timothy
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-10T10:39:31Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-10T10:39:31Z
dc.date.issued 2017-07-10
dc.identifier.isbn 9788793571006
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/9503
dc.description.abstract ‘Power’ has been a foundational concept in examining global value chains and production networks for understanding patterns and dynamics in the global political economy. Yet, in most GVC scholarship, power is not explicitly defined and is applied as a unitary concept, rather than as having multiple dimensions. Clarifying the concept of power has become particularly urgent in recent years given the proliferation of new GVC frameworks, which extend beyond dyads of transacting firms or firm-state linkages, to incorporate other stakeholders and mechanisms – including NGOs, labor unions, standards and conventions. In this paper, we propose a typology for the varied meanings and usages of power in GVCs. We delineate two principal dimensions of power: transmission mechanisms – direct and diffuse; and arena of actors – dyads and collectives. Combined, these two dimensions yield four ideal types of power exercised in GVCs: bargaining, demonstrative, institutional and constitutive. We offer brief illustrations of these four types of power and provide an agenda for further research in the field. en_US
dc.format.extent 37 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working Paper in Business and Politics;92
dc.title A Typology of Power in Global Value Chains en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt17jul10 soma en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Business and Politics en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort DBP en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Business and Politics en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort DBP en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2017 en_US


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