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Digital control in value chains: challenges of connectivity for East African firms

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In recent years, Internet connectivity has greatly improved across the African continent. This article examines the consequences that this shift has had for East African firms that are part of global value chains (GVCs). Prior work yielded contradictory expectations: firms might benefit from connectivity through increased efficiencies and improved access to markets, although they might also be further marginalized through increasing control of lead firms. Drawing on extensive qualitative rese...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1080/00130095.2017.1350104

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Oxford, SSD, Oxford Internet Institute
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Oxford, SSD, Oxford Internet Institute
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Economic Geography Journal website
Volume:
94
Issue:
1
Pages:
68-86
Publication date:
2017-12-12
Acceptance date:
2017-05-09
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EISSN:
1944-8287
ISSN:
0013-0095
Pubs id:
pubs:697035
URN:
uri:c7045c78-86ff-4052-983c-ce0bc2d37dc9
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uuid:c7045c78-86ff-4052-983c-ce0bc2d37dc9
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pubs:697035

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