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The New Configuration and Management Techniques of Value Chains of Global Enterprises and the Resulting Consequences for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in North and South

Annual Call for Projects 2004


Enterprises - Globalisation - Intellectual Property


This project aims to examine new configurations and new management techniques used by multinational corporations in the organisation and management of their international value chains, in order to better understand different types of cooperation between Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and very large corporations worldwide.

The grant provided by the GIAN for this project totals SFr 300,015

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Project Team

Ms Fulvia Farinelli , Principal Member, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) .

Mr Fred Von Gunten , Principal Member, University of Fribourg (Unifr) .

Mr Niels Bohr , Former Member, University of Fribourg (Unifr) .

Mr Yves Reichenbach , Former Member, University of Fribourg (Unifr) .

Related Conferences

Enhancing the Role of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Global Value Chains – OECD Global Conference, Tokyo 31 May – 1 June 2007
This high-level conference is organised by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the...
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Expert Meeting on "Enhancing the Participation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise in Global Value Chains" – Palais des Nations, Geneva, 18-19 October 2007, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
A two-day expert meeting on the topic of a GIAN-funded research project "Enhancing the Participation of Small and...
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Research Output

Enhancing the Role of SMEs in Global Value Chains
(available in English only)
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