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Value Chain Governance Briefing Paper

Duke University
Gary Gereffi
Stacey Frederick
Institutional Sponsor: 
United States Agency for International Development
Publication date: 
Sunday, February 1, 2009

Governance is a dynamic feature of value chains that characterizes the relationships or linkages among stake-holders in the chain. Value chain governance is important as it relates to the ability of a stakeholder to determine, control and/or coordinate the activities of other actors in the value added chain. This briefing paper describes the factors, types, and determinants of governance, and gives some recommendations for practitioners to intervene to effect systemic change and industry behavior.