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Title: Global production networks and the analysis of economic development
Authors: Henderson, J.
Dicken, P. 
Hess, M.
Coe, N. 
Wai-Chung Yeung, H. 
Keywords: Business networks
Economic development
Issue Date: Aug-2002
Citation: Henderson, J., Dicken, P., Hess, M., Coe, N., Wai-Chung Yeung, H. (2002-08). Global production networks and the analysis of economic development. Review of International Political Economy 9 (3) : 436-464+591. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This article outlines a framework for the analysis of economic integration and its relation to the asymmetries of economic and social development. Consciously breaking with state-centric forms of social science, it argues for a research agenda that is more adequate to the exigencies and consequences of globalization than has traditionally been the case in 'development studies'. Drawing on earlier attempts to analyse the cross-border activities of firms, their spatial configurations and developmental consequences, the article moves beyond these by proposing the framework of the 'global production network' (GPN). It explores the conceptual elements involved in this framework in some detail and then turns to sketch a stylized example of a GPN. The article concludes with a brief indication of the benefits that could be delivered by research informed by GPN analysis.
Source Title: Review of International Political Economy
ISSN: 09692290
DOI: 10.1080/09692290210150842
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