This article offers a comprehensive and systematic review of the literature on Global Value Chains (GVCs). The GVC framework has received growing attention in the last decade, providing theoretical concepts and analytical tools to understand and assess patterns of value creation in view of the new international division of labour. In this area, a broad overlap of research interest exists with the international business (IB) literature. Yet, few interactions between the two fields of study have been recorded so far. Performing a quantitative content analysis on all academic publications on GVCs in the period 1994−2018, this paper describes the evolution of GVC studies, emphasizing points of contact and potential synergies with the IB literature. It also identifies research opportunities along the four key dimensions of the GVC framework: geographical and industrial scope, governance, upgrading, and institutional context.

Nurturing International Business Research through Global Value Chains literature: a review and discussion of future research opportunities / De Marchi, Valentina; Di Maria, Eleonora; Golini, Ruggero; Perri, Alessandra. - In: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS REVIEW. - ISSN 0969-5931. - 29:5(2020), pp. 1-16. [10.1016/j.ibusrev.2020.101708]

Nurturing International Business Research through Global Value Chains literature: a review and discussion of future research opportunities

Alessandra Perri
2020

Abstract

This article offers a comprehensive and systematic review of the literature on Global Value Chains (GVCs). The GVC framework has received growing attention in the last decade, providing theoretical concepts and analytical tools to understand and assess patterns of value creation in view of the new international division of labour. In this area, a broad overlap of research interest exists with the international business (IB) literature. Yet, few interactions between the two fields of study have been recorded so far. Performing a quantitative content analysis on all academic publications on GVCs in the period 1994−2018, this paper describes the evolution of GVC studies, emphasizing points of contact and potential synergies with the IB literature. It also identifies research opportunities along the four key dimensions of the GVC framework: geographical and industrial scope, governance, upgrading, and institutional context.
2020
Global value chains, Quantitative content analysis, Literature review, Governance, Upgrading, Institutions, International business
Nurturing International Business Research through Global Value Chains literature: a review and discussion of future research opportunities / De Marchi, Valentina; Di Maria, Eleonora; Golini, Ruggero; Perri, Alessandra. - In: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS REVIEW. - ISSN 0969-5931. - 29:5(2020), pp. 1-16. [10.1016/j.ibusrev.2020.101708]
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
DeMarchi_DiMaria_Golini_Perri_2020.pdf

Open Access dal 12/10/2023

Descrizione: Articolo principale
Tipologia: Documento in Post-print
Licenza: Creative commons
Dimensione 594.58 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
594.58 kB Adobe PDF Visualizza/Apri
1-s2.0-S0969593120300469-main.pdf

Solo gestori archivio

Tipologia: Versione dell'editore
Licenza: Tutti i diritti riservati
Dimensione 866.51 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
866.51 kB Adobe PDF   Visualizza/Apri
Pubblicazioni consigliate

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11385/210436
Citazioni
  • Scopus 75
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 76
social impact