Seminars & Events
IDE-JETRO Seminar on "Globalization of Industries in the 21st Century : Insights from the Global Value Chain Approach (in IDE-JETRO)"
Up to the 1990s, key actors driving the globalization of industries were major corporations from developed countries. In an attempt to reduce production costs or to explore new markets, these companies expanded direct investment and outsourcing of manufacturing processes to independent subcontractors abroad. Research focused mainly on the questions of how these companies manage overseas subsidiaries or develop and coordinate relationships with independent companies at the destination. Since the turn of the century, we have witnessed remarkable changes to the situation. In some sectors, the rise of technology or market platforms-which are no longer limited to well-known leaders such as Intel or Apple but also include emerging Asian firms-has transformed the patterns of intra-industry division of labor or innovation drivers. Offshore outsourcing has started to prevail not only in manufacturing but also in services. As environmental or social sustainability has become a mainstream concern in the operation of the global economy, businesses have started to tackle sustainability issues in an increasingly active manner.
In this seminar, three leading experts from universities in Europe will discuss how the global value chain approach would help us gain deeper understanding the new dimensions of globalization of industries in this century.
We look forward to your attendance.
Mai Fujia (Southeast Asian Studies Group II, Area Studies Center・ Director, IDE-JETRO)
John Humphrey (Honorary Professor, School of Business, Economics and Management, University of Sussex)
Mari Sako (Professor, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford)
Stefano Ponte (Professor, Department of Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School)
Questions and Answers
External Relations Division, Research Promotion Department, IDE-JETRO