KCG Research Seminar by Aoife Hanley on Global Value Chains and the Relevance of Honesty in a Post Block-Chain World
The fourth KCG Research Seminar will take place in the Lecture Hall at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy on March 6, 2018 (Tuesday). Prof. Aoife Hanley, Ph.D., Co-head of the KCG Project “Global Supply Chains, Environmental Regulation and Green Innovation” will give a presentation based on her research paper “Global Value Chains: Should Honesty (not Hypocrisy) Pay in a Post Block-Chain World?”, co-authored with Prof. Holger Görg, Ph.D. (CAU Kiel, IfW and KCG) and Dr. Adnan Seric (KCG and UNIDO).
Abstract of the paper:
Politicians and business leaders meeting in Davos in January 2018 debated the implications of blockchain technologies for increasing the visibility of transactions within global value chains. If firms have the option of verbalizing their CSR intentions or of making investments (potentially visible with blockchain technologies), is there evidence that tangible investments by multinationals create value for developing country suppliers? Using data for suppliers in 19 African countries, we show that multinational firms which physically invest in their African suppliers generate authentic value.
The seminar will take place in the Lecture Hall at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (Kiellinie 66, 24105 Kiel, Germany) at 1.30 – 2.00pm on March 6, 2018 (Tuesday).