Global Value Chains, Flexibility and Sustainability

  • Julia Connell
  • Renu Agarwal
  • Sushil
  • Sanjay Dhir

Part of the Flexible Systems Management book series (FLEXSYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Global Value Chains

  3. Strategy and Flexibility

  4. Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Christina Kirsch, Julia Connell
      Pages 223-239
    3. Raimonda Liepiņa, Inga Lapiņa, Jānis Mazais
      Pages 241-256
    4. Svetlana Mjakuškina, Inga Lapiņa
      Pages 257-269
    5. Manoj Kumar Singh, Harish Kumar, M. P. Gupta, J. Madaan
      Pages 271-281
    6. Pravin Kumar, Rajesh Kumar Singh
      Pages 283-300
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 333-339

About this book


This book provides a conceptual framework of global value chains, flexibility and sustainability, supported by research projects, case applications and models in various related areas organized into three parts. In the first part of the book, various authors discuss how to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of global value chains through various types of analyses. While the focus is on cluster management, and mergers and joint ventures, the legal aspects of control and liability concerning the integration of value chains, is also examined in one of the contributions. The second part includes chapters concerning ‘Strategy and Flexibility’. Strategies concern topics such as inventory management, talent management, strategic alignment, decision making, behavioural change and HR systems. The third and final part of the volume concerns the topic of ‘Sustainability’, wherein the contributions focus on various initiatives intended to promote sustainability across respective value chains bearing in mind the concept of flexibility.  The book is a valuable resource for a varied audience, ranging from management students and researchers, to practicing business managers, as well as for professional institutions, consultants, and corporate organizations.


Global Value Chains GVC Challenges Strategy and Flexibility Global International Joint Venture Sustainable Development Innovation Clustered Firms

Editors and affiliations

  • Julia Connell
    • 1
  • Renu Agarwal
    • 2
  • Sushil
    • 3
  • Sanjay Dhir
    • 4
  1. 1.University of NewcastleNewcastleAustralia
  2. 2.University of Technology SydneySydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Department of Management StudiesIndian Institute of Technology DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  4. 4.Department of Management StudiesIndian Institute of Technology DelhiNew DelhiIndia

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