Global organization of production: value chains and labour

This course is part of the Advanced Master of Globalization and Development.  Learning objectives are the following:

  • Students comprehend the global organization of production and acquire theoretical and conceptual tools to analyse Global Value Chains, Global Commodity Chains and Global Production Networks.
  • Students can apply these tools to selected case studies and formulate their own policy proposals through a simulation exercise.
  • Students are able to critically assess the opportunities and constraints for social upgrading, examine severe forms of exploitation and its causes, look at the role of public and private actors, and assess the implications for labour and different groups of workers and producers.