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Global Value Chain Reconfiguration and COVID-19: Investigating the Case for More Resilient Redistributed Models of Production

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Elizabeth Alexander



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The COVID-19 pandemic shocked the global economy, laying bare the coordination challenges and vulnerabilities of global value chains (GVCs) across sectors. Governments, consumers, and firms alike have called for GVC greater resilience to ensure critical products are delivered to the right place, at the right time, and in the right condition. We investigate whether GVC reconfiguration through adoption of redistributed manufacturing (RDM) in local production can deliver greater resilience against unexpected, disruptive global events. We position a framework and propose actionable steps for managers to ensure more resilient GVCs in the face of global shocks.

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Author(s): Phillips W, Roehrich JK, Kapletia D, Alexander EA

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: California Management Review

Year: 2022

Volume: 64

Issue: 2

Pages: 71-96

Print publication date: 01/02/2022

Online publication date: 12/01/2022

Acceptance date: 24/10/2021

Date deposited: 19/01/2022

ISSN (print): 0008-1256

ISSN (electronic): 2162-8564

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.


DOI: 10.1177/00081256211068545


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