Understanding Upgrading Using Value Chain Analysis

Kaplinsky, Raphael, Morris, Mike and Readman, Jeff (2002) Understanding Upgrading Using Value Chain Analysis In: BAM 2002, 9-11 Sep 2002, London, UK.



Globalisation in trade has provided many opportunities to firms but expanding global trade has also brought several threats. Global competitive pressures require firms to strategically plan for change continuously. This paper considers two systemic issues firms should consider when facing competition: first, companies do not innovate and upgrade in isolation and second, not only must firms innovate (doing things better than before) but they must target areas in which to upgrade (doing new things and doing things better than anyone else). The paper concludes by introducing a value chain framework that suggests an upgrading trajectory.

Item Type:Contribution to conference proceedings in the public domain ( Full Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Value chains; Innovation; Globalization; CENTRIM
Subjects:N000 Business and Management > N200 Management studies > N210 Management techniques > N215 Change and Innovation
Faculties:Brighton Business School > Centre for Research in Innovation Management
ID Code:876
Deposited By:editor centrim
Deposited On:16 Apr 2009
Last Modified:08 Oct 2010 02:17

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