Upgrading to Compete: Global Value Chains, Clusters, and SMEs in Latin America

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Oct 2006
Rabellotti, Roberta;Pietrobelli, Carlo
Globalization poses the imperative for firms to link with other actors and find new ways to interact and learn from the relationship. Employing original empirical evidence and featuring new case studies from Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Nicaragua, Upgrading to Compete shows that the form of governance matters most in these linkages, importantly affecting the upgrading process of local enterprises.