Understanding Value Chains


Sarah Faust (Editor)

Series: Economic Issues, Problems and Perspectives
BISAC: BUS041000

Understanding Value Chains first examines the process of the institutionalization of the main theoretical foundations of the global value chain since its conception in the academic field and, subsequently, in international organizations.
The authors analyse the evolution of Mode 5 services jobs and salaries in the EU, assessing whether there are signs of functional upgrading and how it affects female jobs and the gender pay gap.

The coffee global value chain is broken down into five segments: primary production, processing, trade, roasting, and marketing.
An investigation of 34 Indonesian provinces was conducted in an effort to reformulate the policies relating to circular sustainable reverse logistics. Four new components: vision, mission, and managerial orientation; infrastructure capabilities; human resource and organizational commitment; and regulation are used to assess the readiness of each level of government.

The authors discuss how, as the UK had no trade agreement with the African, Caribbean, and Pacific countries immediately after the referendum vote, this transition period presents an excellent opportunity to negotiate a new trade agreement.

Value chain analysis is used to help understand how Guyana participates in the gold value chain, and to help develop appropriate policies to address its supply-side limitations.

Guinéa-Bissau’s position in the cashew value chain is assessed, and recommendations to address challenges are proposed.

This compilation presents the agricultural value chain framework, introducing the main ideas of the system dynamics methodology and demonstrating the application of system dynamics modeling to a real-world case.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Institutionalization Process of the GVC Approach: From the Academic Field to the International Organizations
(Manuel Facundo Trevignani and Víctor Ramiro Fernández, Institute of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina, and others)

Chapter 2. What Does Value Chain Upgrading Mean for (Female) Job Opportunities in the EU?
(María Victoria Román, José Manuel Rueda-Cantuche and Antonio F. Amores, Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Seville, Spain)

Chapter 3. Unparalleled Insight across the Coffee Value Chain in Rwanda, Jamaica, and Papua New Guinea
(Don A. Charles, Economic Research Consultant, Point Fortin, Trinidad and Tobago)

Chapter 4. Challenges in Implementing Sustainable Reverse Logistics Policies Based on Circular Economy Concept: Indonesian Evidence
(Hesti Maheswari, Gatot Yudoko, Akbar Adhiutama, and Haruki Agustina, Pertamina University, South Jakarta, Indonesia, School of Business and Management, Institut Teknologi bandung, Bandung, Indonesia, and Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Republic of Indonesia)

Chapter 5. ACP Sugar Trade Relations Post-Brexit: A Missed Opportunity to Re-Negotiate Special and Differential Treatment
(Don A. Charles, Economic Research Consultant, Point Fortin, Trinidad and Tobago)

Chapter 6. An Assessment of Guyana’s Gold Value Chain, and Policy Mechanisms for Moving Forward
(Don A. Charles, Economic Research Consultant, Point Fortin, Trinidad and Tobago)

Chapter 7. Upgrading in the Cashew Value Chain for Guinéa-Bissau
(Don A. Charles, Economic Research Consultant, Point Fortin, Trinidad and Tobago)

Chapter 8. Understanding Agricultural Value Chains with System Dynamics Modeling and an Application in an Olive Oil Value Chain
(Büşra Atamer Balkan, PhD, and Sedef Meral, PhD, Industrial Engineering Department, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey)


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