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National Capitalisms, Global Production Networks: Fashioning the Value Chain in the UK, US, and Germany

Christel Lane and Jocelyn Probert


This book studies the way that British, American, and German firms in the clothing industry (manufacturing and retail) co-ordinate and govern their global production networks/value chains. It offers a multi-level analysis, concerned with processes of economic interaction between international, regional, and national economic institutions and actors. This combines an analysis of international/regional regulatory systems, global markets, and conditions in the developing countries where suppliers are found with a focus on the recent development of the clothing industry in three western countries. ... More

Keywords: global production networks, global value chains, clothing industry, clothing retail, trade regulation, varieties of capitalism approach, global economic integration, UK, USA, Germany

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199214815
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214815.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christel Lane, author
Emeritus Professor of Economic Sociology, Fellow of St. John's College, and Research Associate, Centre for Business Studies, University of Cambridge.
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Jocelyn Probert, author
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge
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