Inhalt des Dokuments
The role of innovation and standards in global value chains
Friday, 05. January 2018
Contact: Knut Blind .
The traditional trade of goods is on the one hand more and more
complemented by direct investments in the target countries for export
and on the other hand further differentiated within so-called global
value chains (GVCs)
(http://www.oecd.org/sti/ind/global-value-chains.htm) where the
production of the various components especially of complex products
are located across different countries. The option of globalisation
allows companies to optimise their operations through outsourcing and
offshoring of activities. The recent years have witnessed a strong
trend towards the international differentiation of value chains also
including activities like design and marketing.
The joint OECD – WTO Trade in Value-Added (TiVA) initiative addresses the new trade patterns generated by GVCs by considering the value added by each country in the production of goods and services (http://www.oecd.org/industry/ind/measuringtradeinvalue-addedanoecd-wtojointinitiative.htm ).
We are looking for students analyzing the role of innovation and standards as driver for and impact of GVCs. It is possible to conduct both conceptual and empirical works on the macro and the micro level or focusing on specific technologies and sectors.