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Boys, Julian and Andreoni, Antonio (2024) 'Upgrading and multi-scalar industrial policy in the Tanzanian textile and apparel sector value chain.' In: Morrisey, Oliver, Semboja, Joseph and Were, Maureen, (eds.), Sustaining Tanzania’s Economic Development: A Firm and Household Perspective. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 37-60.

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Policy makers are increasingly turning from global value chains to regional and national value chains as drivers of structural transformation in the global South. This chapter examines economic and social upgrading in the Tanzanian textile and apparel sectors, with a particular focus on how outcomes vary across value chains—that is, with value chain directionality. The authors also analyse industrial and trade policies at the national, regional, and global levels to see the extent to which they allocate rents that enable firms to capitalize strategically on the benefits offered by different value chain types. They find that national, regional, and global value chains each offer distinct opportunities in terms of functional, product, process, and end-market upgrading as well as other economic and social outcomes and that while policy rents have been critical to the outcomes observed, there is scope to improve multi-scalar industrial policy design to achieve rapid structural transformation.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Keywords: value chains, structural transformation, textile and apparel, trade policy, Tanzania
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Economics
ISBN: 9780192885746
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Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2024 09:31

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