Harnessing Global Value Chains for regional development

Author(s): Riccardo Crescenzi, Oliver Harman
Publication Number: ECES-SB264
Issued in: 2023


This Regional Studies Policy Impact Book brings together the latest academic evidence and public policy insights with global value chains (GVCs) and foreign direct investment (FDI). It comprises a comprehensive description and explanation of why they matter for regional development and policy. It focuses on how sub-national regions can leverage them for innovation and upgrading, or “levelling up”. Specifically, its attention is on how regions can build, embed and reshape GVCs to their local enhancement.