KCG Researchers Contributed to a New UNIDO Report on Global Value Chains with Focus on Asia
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) recently published a new report “Global Value Chains (GVCs) and Industrial Development – Lessons from China, South-East and South Asia” to provide evidence on the evolution of global and regional value chains in Asia. From the Asian lessons policy suggestions are derived to support firms’ and countries’ participation in GVCs and encourage their upgrading over time.
KCG PhD Researcher Frauke Steglich jointly with Prof. Aradhna Aggarwal, Ph.D. from Copenhagen Business School (CBS) contributed a background paper to this UNIDO report. Led by the question what types of firms are more able to overcome the challenges to get involved in GVCs, they analyzed a rich Indian firm-level dataset and found more productive firms to be more likely to be engaged in GVCs.
In addition to Steglich, Prof. Holger Görg, Ph.D. (KCG Managing Director), and three KCG External Research Fellows, Prof. Sourafel Girma, Ph.D. (University of Nottingham), Dr. Birgit Meyer (Vienna University of Business and Economics) and Dr. Adnan Seric (UNIDO), also made contributions to the report by providing further background papers. Seric played a leading role in preparing this UNIDO report as well. Dr. Wan-Hsin Liu, KCG Coordinator, reviewed and provided comments to an earlier version of the report.
The report was officially launched at the UNIDO-KCG Conference at the Vienna International Centre on June 18, 2018.
The above mentioned report is available here.