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Seconda di due Lezioni Dottorali su sviluppo globale e locale tenute il 21 e 26 aprile per il Dottorato in Economia dal professore Gary Gereffi (Duke University e CGGC), visiting professor al Centro Rossi-Doria e al Dipartimento di Economia, nell’ambito delle iniziative di internazionalizzazione di Ateneo

26 Aprile 2016 – LEZIONE 2

Using GVC Analysis to Link Global and Local Development, with Reference to Italian Industrial Districts

Abstract. A key challenge in the analysis of local economic development is to show explicitly the impact of factors that operate at the international and national levels. In this lecture, prof. Gary Gereffi will outline how the analytical tools of the Global Value Chains (GVC) framework can be used to sort out the impact of forces operating at the global and regional levels of analysis. Key GVC concepts like value chain mapping, governance and upgrading will be discussed. The GVC framework will be linked explicitly to the study of Italian industrial districts, and various district case studies will be highlighted.

Gerry Gereffi

Gary Gereffi is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center on Globalization, Governance, & Competitiveness at Duke University, where he teaches courses in economic sociology, globalization and comparative development, and international competitiveness. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame and his M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University. Gereffi has published numerous books and articles on globalization, industrial upgrading, and social and economic development in various parts of the world. His books include: Manufacturing Miracles: Paths of Industrialization in Latin America and East Asia (Princeton University Press, 1990); Commodity Chains and Global Capitalism (Praeger Publishers, 1994); Free Trade and Uneven Development: The North American Apparel Industry after NAFTA (Temple University Press, 2002); The New Offshoring of Jobs and Global Development (International Institute of Labor Studies, 2006); Manufacturing Climate Solutions: Carbon-Reducing Technologies and U.S. Jobs (Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness, Duke University, 2008); and Global Value Chains in a Postcrisis World: A Development Perspective (The World Bank, 2010). Gereffi’s research interests deal with the competitive strategies of global firms, the governance of global value chains, economic and social upgrading, and the emerging global knowledge economy.