Gary Gereffi Presents at Global Value Chain Innovation Development Summit in China

How are relations along value chains actually formed and what are the governance structures along production segments?

Gary Gereffi addressed this question in a presentation during the Global Value Chain Innovation Development Summit held in Shenzhen, China on October 12-13. Since its debut in 2015, this Summit has become a unique platform for dialogue and exchange among business communities, government agencies, academia, and international organizations.

It is organized by the following groups:

– World Trade Organization (WTO)
– UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP)
– Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, MOFCOM
– People’s Government of Futian District, Shenzhen – Shenzhen Logistics and Supply Chain Management Association (SLSCMA)
– Shenzhen Logistics Industry Win-Win Foundation
– Shenzhen Modern Supply Chain Management Research Institute
– Shenzhen HTI Group Co., Ltd.

Gereffi was also one of seven panelists that addressed the following key questions:

1. What are the main factors affecting the formation of governance structures in GVCs?
2. What are the main models of GVC governance? How are these models being used in current GVCs? How will those models evolve in the future?
3. What are the roles the governments could play in shaping and reshaping the governance structure?
4. What is the role of international organizations? What actions could be prioritized?