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IDS working papers;100

Learning from Global Buyers

Published on 1 January 1999

An increasing number of developing countries engage in contracting manufactutring for a decreasing number of global buyers. This constellation characterises many labour intensive export sectors. The positioning of developing country enterprises in such a buyer-driven chains occupies an increasing number of researchers concerned with identifying the winners and losers from globalisation.

This paper contributes to this debate by seeking answers to two questions: first, what can researchers learn from global buyers about the relative strengths and weaknesses of of developing country producers; second, what can these producers learn from global buyers and what circumstances facilitate or constrian such learning.

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Schmitz, H. and Knorringa, P. (1999) Learning from Global Buyers, IDS Working Paper 100, Brighton: IDS.

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Hubert Schmitz

Emeritus Fellow

Peter Knorringa

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published by
IDS
authors
Schmitz, H. and Knorringa, P.
journal
IDS Working Paper, issue 100
isbn
1 85864 282 5
language
English

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