Handbook on Global Value Chains
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Handbook on Global Value Chains

Edited by Stefano Ponte, Gary Gereffi and Gale Raj-Reichert

Global value chains (GVCs) are a key feature of the global economy in the 21st century. They show how international investment and trade create cross-border production networks that link countries, firms and workers around the globe. This Handbook describes how GVCs arise and vary across industries and countries, and how they have evolved over time in response to economic and political forces. With chapters written by leading interdisciplinary scholars, the Handbook unpacks the key concepts of GVC governance and upgrading, and explores policy implications for advanced and developing economies alike.
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Chapter 17: Corporate social responsibility in global value chains

Peter Lund-Thomsen

Abstract

This chapter explores how corporate social responsibility (CSR) is governed in global value chains (GVCs), and whether different approaches to CSR governance promote or hinder social upgrading at the base of such chains. The conclusion evaluates the prospects for synergistic governance in promoting social upgrading in GVCs.

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