Explaining Turkey's emergence and sustained competitiveness as a full-package supplier of apparel
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By using the main insights of the global value chains perspective and some of its critiques, we attempt to explain how Turkey has developed and sustained its export success as a full-package supplier of apparel during the 1990s and early 2000s. Towards this end, we first analyze the global dynamics that have facilitated Turkey's incorporation into global value chains and the development of full-package production. Second, we outline the key strategies which Turkish full-package suppliers have employed to meet international standards, typically associated with this export role. Third, we show that all of these developments have unfolded against a national context, unique features of which have further helped Turkey to sustain its competitiveness in this export role. Our analysis shows that, in the Turkish national context, more attention should be given to the role of business associations and the state. © 2006 a Pion publication printed in Great Britain.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1068/a38127
Publication InfoNeidik, B; & Gereffi, Gary (2006). Explaining Turkey's emergence and sustained competitiveness as a full-package supplier of apparel. Environment and Planning A, 38(12). pp. 2285-2303. 10.1068/a38127. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/10704.
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Professor Emeritus of Sociology
Gary Gereffi's major ongoing research projects are: (1) a book (co-authored with Frederick Mayer) on the uptake of the global value chain paradigm by major international organizations in the economic and social development arena; (2) a forthcoming co-edited volume with Valentina De Marchi and Eleonora Di Maria on Local Clusters in Global Value Chains: Linking Actors and Territories Through Manufacturing and Innovation (Routledge, 2017); (3) work with the World Bank and the Inter-Ame