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CENTRE FOR TRADE AND ECONOMIC INTEGRATION

Global Value Chains and Firm Performance in Developing Countries

This project studies the relationship between information and communication technology (ICT), global value chains (GVCs) and firm-level productivity in developing countries. It pursues two related strands of empirical work. The first strand investigates how the adoption of ICT affects GVC participation. The second strand studies how participation in GVCs affects firm-level performance in developing countries. Both strands together contribute to the existing literature by characterizing how concrete policies on ICT can affect firm-level performance in developing countries.