CALL FOR PAPERS CFP: AAG-Washington, D.C., 3-7 April 2018
State, local and/or global production networks Sponsored by the Global Production Networks Research Centre at the National University of Singapore (GPN@NUS, http://gpn.nus.edu.sg/) & AAG-Economic Geography Specialty Group (EGSG) Godfrey Yeung (National University of Singapore) & Liu Yi (Sun Yat-sen University) With the emphasis on the power of economic actors and their embedded institutional networks for territorial development, the Global Production Network (GPN) is a handy heuristic analytical framework to unpack the spatial asymmetrical capture of value-added in various manufacturing activities controlled by lead firms (TNCs) and their coupled firms as well as its subsequently impacts in regional development. Commentators criticize the firm-centric, actor based framework ignores the fundamental capitalist imperatives and being too all-encompassing to retain its explanatory power. Institutional networks (including non-firm organizations) is incorporated in the GPN framework but the existing literature on roles of state in the establishment of production networks is largely focused in specific industrial sectors. There is no consensus on roles and effectiveness of states, especially in the form of pro-active industrial policies, on the establishment of production networks. For instance, a number of studies have confirmed the dominance of foreign lead firms on the development trajectories of domestic industries, e.g., Pavlínek and Janak (2007), Sturgeon et al. (2010), Özatağan (2011), Pavlínek (2016), etc. Other researches however have highlighted the importance of proactive local state policies on the development of new industries, e.g., Butollo and ten Brink (2018) and Yeung (forthcoming). The changing global competitive dynamics and local developmental conditions have also lead to a changing inter/intra-firm relationships between global lead firms and latecomer manufactures (Liu, 2017). This CFP focuses, but not exclusively, on the following actors and actors' strategies on the establishment of local or global production networks: · Roles of non-firm actors · Roles and effectiveness of industrial policies · Resilience of lead firm-suppliers governance · Inter-firm partnership or intra-firm coordination & its impacts Deadline for abstract submission: Please email abstracts (250 words maximum) to Godfrey Yeung (geoy...@nus.edu.sg<mailto:geoy...@nus.edu.sg>) by 8 October 2018. References: Butollo, F., & ten Brink, T. (2018). A great leap? Domestic market growth and local state support in the upgrading of China's LED lighting industry. Global Networks, 18(2), 285-306. Liu, Y. (2017). The dynamics of local upgrading in globalizing latecomer regions: a geographical analysis, Regional Studies, 51(6), 880-893. Özatağan, G. (2011). Shifts in value chain governance and upgrading in the European periphery of automotive production: evidence from Bursa, Turkey. Environment and Planning A, 43, 885-903. Pavlínek, P, (2016). Whose success? The state-foreign capital nexus and the development of the automotive industry in Slovakia. European Urban and Regional Studies, 23(4): 571-593. Pavlínek, P. & Janak, L. (2007). Regional restructuring of the Skoda Auto supplier network in the Czech Republic. European Urban and Regional Studies, 14(2), 133-155. Sturgeon, T.J., Gereffi, G., Rogers, K.B. & Fernandez-Stark, K. (2010). The prospects for Mexico in the North American automotive industry: A global value chain perspective. Actes du GERPISA, 42(June): 11-22. Yeung, G. (forthcoming) "Made in China 2025": The Development of a New Energy Vehicle Industry in China. Area Development and Policy. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/23792949.2018.1505433 __________________________________________________________________ Godfrey YEUNG (PhD), Associate Professor of Economic Geography Department of Geography National University of Singapore 1 Arts Link, Singapore 117570 Tel: +65-6516 7374 (direct line) Fax: +65-6777 3091 E-mail: geoy...@nus.edu.sg<mailto:geoy...@nus.edu.sg> Web: http://profile.nus.edu.sg/fass/geoykyg/ Standing Committee member, GPN@NUS: http://gpn.nus.edu.sg/ Associate Editor, Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1467-9493 Research group: Politics, Economies, and Space (PEAS): http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/geog/research/peas.html Important: This email is confidential and may be privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, please delete it and notify us immediately; you should not copy or use it for any purpose, nor disclose its contents to any other person. Thank you. ________________________________ Important: This email is confidential and may be privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, please delete it and notify us immediately; you should not copy or use it for any purpose, nor disclose its contents to any other person. Thank you.