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Volume 5 (19) Number 3 pp. 72-91

José Pla-Barber1, Cristina Villar2

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University of Valencia, Faculty of Economics, Av. Tarongers, Spain

Governance and competitiveness in global value chains: A comparative study in the automobile and textile industries

Abstract:

In this paper the configuration of the value chains in the automobile and the
textile industries building on a theoretical review of the value chain concept, its different
typologies and governance models are analised. At the empirical level these chains
are classified according to the most relevant participating actors, their interrelations and
their methods of upgrading their competitiveness. In both chains a firm-level analysis
of their quantitative indicators for competitiveness was carried out.
Regarding the automobile industry assemblers generate significant agglomeration
economies by attracting international suppliers. The modular production system of the
sector generates great flexibility for the manufacturer but it also represents important
opportunities for supplier companies aiming to improve their competitive position in
these chains. As for the textile industry, our paper shows the clear leadership of the
large distribution chains which have radically changed the sector transforming it into
an industry driven by the buyers or distributors. Results indicate that the distribution
companies are those that have the potential to generate greater added value when these
companies have created integrated structures at the end of the chain.

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Keywords: global value chain, competitive upgrading, governance model, added value, textile industry, automobile industry

DOI: 10.18559/ebr.2019.3.5

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MLA Pla-Barber, José, and Cristina Villar. "Governance and competitiveness in global value chains: A comparative study in the automobile and textile industries." Economics and Business Review EBR 19.3 (2019): 72-91. DOI: 10.18559/ebr.2019.3.5
APA Pla-Barber, 1., & Villar, 2. (2019). Governance and competitiveness in global value chains: A comparative study in the automobile and textile industries. Economics and Business Review EBR 19(3), 72-91 DOI: 10.18559/ebr.2019.3.5
ISO 690 PLA-BARBER, José, VILLAR, Cristina. Governance and competitiveness in global value chains: A comparative study in the automobile and textile industries. Economics and Business Review EBR, 2019, 19.3: 72-91. DOI: 10.18559/ebr.2019.3.5