Value Chains, Social Inclusion and Economic Development: Contrasting Theories and Realities by A.h.j. (bert) HelmsingValue Chains, Social Inclusion and Economic Development: Contrasting Theories and Realities by A.h.j. (bert) Helmsing

Value Chains, Social Inclusion and Economic Development: Contrasting Theories and Realities

EditorA.h.j. (bert) Helmsing, Sietze Vellema

Hardcover | July 13, 2011

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Lead firms, development organisations, donors and governments view value chains and voluntary standards as vital instruments for achieving millennium development goals through trade and market-related interventions. The precise foundations for these development strategies, which suggest positive development outcomes from integration of poor actors into value chains, are as yet underdeveloped. The interdisciplinary work in this volume shows how trade is managed and asks theory-driven questions about how value chains relate to locally-rooted development processes.

Policy makers and development practitioners are increasingly using value chain analysis to frame pro-poor development interventions. This book offers multiple conceptualizations of development outcomes of inclusion of small producers, firms and workers in value chains. Processes of inclusion at different scales are unpacked in order to identify the terms of participation of small producers, firms and workers. As value chains are embedded, the book further argues that inclusion can be conceptualized as the degree of alignment between value chain logics and the institutions and capacities in the local business system. The combination of inclusive governance and endogenous development informs a grounded debate on roles of development-oriented partnerships.

Chapters in this volume draw on multiple strands of economics, sociology, political science, geography and management studies; and for empirical grounding engage in comparative analysis of cases from Latin America, SubSaharan Africa and East and South East Asia. These are combined with processes taking place at a global level, such as the proliferation of standards and the growth of roundtables and multi-stakeholder partnerships. The contributions explore contrasts ' between contexts, between industries or commodities/products, and between conceptual frameworks; and the context dependency of development impact necessitates cross-case investigations. This collection will be of interest to scholars in development studies, economics, business studies, as well as to development policy makers.

A.H.J. (Bert) Helmsingis Professor of Local and Regional Development, International Institute of Social Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands.Sietze Vellemais Associate Professor at the Technology and Agrarian Development group of Wageningen University, the Netherlands, and Senior Researcher/Program Leader at their A...
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Title:Value Chains, Social Inclusion and Economic Development: Contrasting Theories and RealitiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:July 13, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415591635

ISBN - 13:9780415591638

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Table of Contents

1. Governance, inclusion and embedding: raising the issuesA.H.J. (Bert) Helmsingand Sietze VellemaPart 1: Governance and Inclusion2. Unpacking the discourse on social inclusion in value chainsOtto Hospes and Joy Clancy3. Voluntary governance initiatives and the challenges of inclusion and upscalingPeter Knorringa, Gerdien Meijerink and Greetje Schouten4. Comparing fair and responsible coffee standards in East AfricaRuerd Ruben and Simone Verkaart5. Agricultural cooperatives and value chain coordinationJos Bijman, Roldan Muradian and Andrei Cechin6. Labour in globalized agricultural value chainsLee Pegler, Karin Astrid Siegmann and Sietze Vellema7. The Ghanaian state and inclusive upgrading in the global cocoa chainAnna LavenPart 2: Embedding and Business Systems8. Business systems, value chains and inclusive regional development in South-East AsiaEdo Andriesse, Niels Beerepoot, Bram van Helvoirt and Guus van Westen9. Local embedding and economic crisis: comparing lobster chains in Belize, Jamaica and NicaraguaIris Monnereau and A.H.J. (Bert) Helmsing10. Governance and greening global agro-food chains: cases from Vietnam, Thailand and BeninPeter Oosterveer, Phan Van Hoi and Laurent C. GlinPart 3: Chain-based Partnerships for Development11. Partnering to facilitate smallholder inclusion in value chainsVerena Bitzer, Jeroen van Wijk, A.H.J. (Bert) Helmsing and Victor van der Linden12. Upscaling of smallholder participation in global value chainsAad van Tilburg, Emma Kambewa, Andre de Jager and Davies Onduru13. Building inclusive value chains in biotrade: a comparison of two cases from South AmericaRoldan Muradian, Gerard Verschoor, Edgar Bolivar and German Ochoa