“Nurturing International Business research through Global Value Chains literature: A review and discussion of future research opportunities”

In this article, published in International Business Review, Eleonora Di Maria and Valentina De Marchi from the Department of Economics and Management "Marco Fanno" of the University of Padova, Ruggero Golini from the University of Bergamo and Alessandra Perri from Ca’ Foscari University, offer a comprehensive and systematic review of the literature on Global Value Chains (GVCs). 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 International Business literature. It also identifies research opportunities along the four key dimensions of the GVC framework: geographical and industrial scope, governance, upgrading, and institutional context.

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