Geographies of global production networks

Jana Kleibert, Rory Horner

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A key component of economic globalization is the transnational production of goods and services. Global value chains and global production networks are two related analytical frameworks that have been developed to help understand the organization of such economic activity and its development implications. This chapter briefly reviews the creation of such frameworks and their contribution in terms of understanding the organization and governance of the global economy. We then explore the less-focused on dimensions of spatiality and territoriality, including through examples from research on India’s pharmaceutical and Philippines’ services industries. Current changes in the global economy have raised the stakes for understanding the shifting geographies of global production networks and engaging more closely with their territorial dimensions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook on the Geographies of Globalisation
EditorsRobert Kloosterman, Virginie Mamadouh, Pieter Terhorst
Place of PublicationCheltenham, UK
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781785363832
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2018


  • Globalisation
  • Geography (general)
  • India
  • Philippines

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global Development Institute


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