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Title: Rich Consumers and Poor Producers: Quality and Rent Distribution in Global Value Chains
Authors: Swinnen, Jo ×
Vandeplas, Anneleen #
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG
Series Title: Journal of Globalization and Development vol:2 issue:2 pages:1-30
Abstract: Quality standards are rapidly gaining importance as a result of increasingly globalized trade. Rich country quality requirements are said to have detrimental effects on poor producers in developing countries because they would introduce new trade barriers, prevent small and poor producers from participating in high quality supply chains, and allow multinationals to extract rents. We analyze under which conditions the introduction of quality standards in global value chains may benefit poor producers in developing countries, taking explicitly into account key characteristics of these value chains. We investigate the effects of competition and development and discuss a series of policy implications.
ISSN: 1948-1837
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:LICOS - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, Leuven
Research Center of Development Economics, Leuven
× corresponding author
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