Publications

A list of recent publications from academics associated with the GVC research cluster.

Victoria Hanna

Power, D, Hanna, V., Singh, P.J. & Samson, D.(2010) Electronic markets, data access and collaboration: relative value to performance in firm operations, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Vol 15, No 3, pp. 238-251.

Hanna, V. and Walsh, K. Interfirm cooperation among small manufacturing firms (2008) International Small Business Journa l , Vol: 26, No3, 2008, pp 299-321.

Hanna, V. and Walsh, K. Small Firm Networks: A Successful Approach to Innovation? (2002) R&D Management Journal, Vol 32, No, pp 201-07. 

Lisa De Propris

Menghinello S., De Propris L. and Driffield N., (2010) Industrial districts, inward foreign investment and regional development, Journal of Economic Geography, Vol. 10, No. 4. 539-558.

D. Bailey, M. Bellandi, A. Caloffi and L. De Propris (2010) Trajectories of change for mature manufacturing regions in Europe: the role of places-renewing leadership, Policy Studies, Vol. 31 No 4.

De Propris L., Menghinello S. and Sugden R. (2008) The Internationalisation of Local Production Systems: Embeddedness, Openness and Governance Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Vol. 20, No.6. 493-516.

De Propris .L and Sugden R. (2008) Co-editor of special issue of the journal Entrepreneurship and Regional Development entitled ‘The Governance of Cross-Locality Networks as a Determinant of Local Economic Development’.

Helen Rainbird

Journal articles

Robinson, P.K. and Rainbird, H. 2013.  International Supply Chains and the Labour Process. Competition and Change, 17,1:91–107.

Rainbird, H. and Ramirez, P., 2012, Bringing social institutions into global value chain analysis: The case of salmon farming in Chile, Work, Employment and Society, Vol 26, 5: 789-805

Rainbird, H. and M. Stuart, 2011. ‘The State and the Union Learning Agenda in England’  Work, Employment and Society, 23,2:

Rainbird, H., E. Leeson and A. Munro, 2011 ‘Is regulation good for skill formation? Mediating actors and workplace practice in adult social care in England’, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 22,18:

Ramirez, P. and  H. Rainbird,  2010, Making the connections: Bringing skill formation into global value chain analysis, Work, Employment and Society, Vol 24,4: 699–710

Rainbird, H. 2007. ‘Can training remove the glue from the sticky floor of low paid work for women?’ Equal Opportunities International, 26,6:555-572.

Books

Evans, K., P. Hodkinson, H. Rainbird, L.Unwin, et al., 2006. Improving Workplace Learning’ London, Routledge.

Rainbird, H., A. Fuller and A. Munro, Eds. 2004.  Workplace Learning in Context, London, Routledge. (Published in Chinese, 2011).

Rainbird, H. Ed., 2000. Training in the Workplace. Critical Perspectives on Learning at Work. Basingstoke, MacMillan.

Rainbird, H. 1990. Training Matters; Union Perspectives on Industrial restructuring and Training, Oxford, Basil Blackwell.

Book Chapters

Rainbird, H. 2010. ‘Vocational education and training in the UK’, in Bosch, G., and J, Charest, Eds., Vocational Training. International Perspectives. New York and London, Routledge.

Heyes, J. and H. Rainbird, 2010 ‘The state, business and training’ in Coen, D., W. Grant and D. Wilson, Eds., Oxford Handbook of Business and Government, edited by Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010.

Heyes, J. and H. Rainbird, 2009. ‘Vocational education and training’ in Gold, M., Ed. Employment  Policy in the European Union: Origins, Themes and Prospects, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.

Paulina Ramirez

Ramirez, P., 2012, 'In what way do national systems of innovation matter for learning, upgrading and innovation processes in services GVCs? A review of the empirical evidence'. Book chapter under review for (Ed) Mulder ,N., 'Offshore services in Global Value Chains: New drivers of structural change in Latin America and the Caribbean?'

Rainbird, H. and Ramirez, P., 2012, Bringing social institutions into global value chain analysis: The case of salmon farming in Chile, Work, Employment and Society, Vol 26(5): 789-805

Ramirez, P and Rainbird, H, 2010, Making the connections: Bringing skill formation into global value chain analysis, Work, Employment and Society, Vol 24(4): 699–710

Ramirez. P, 2006, The globalisation of Research in the Pharmaceutical Industry: A case of uneven development, Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, Vol 18, No2, pp 143-167

Pamela Robinson

Robinson, P.K. and Rainbird, H. (2013) International Supply Chains and the Labour Process. Competition and Change, 17(1):91–107. DOI: 10.1179/1024529412Z.00000000027.

Robinson, P.K. (2011) ‘International framework agreements: Do workers benefit in a global banana supply chain?’ in Papadakis, K. (Ed.), Shaping Global Industrial Relations: The impact of international framework agreements. Geneva: ILO and Palgrave Macmillan. 

Robinson, P.K. (with Obara, L.J.) (2011) ‘Negotiating the Terrain: Doing Research Abroad’ in Franklin, A. and Blyton, P. (Eds.), Researching Sustainability: A Guide to Social Science Methods, Practice and Engagement. London: Earthscan.

Robinson, P.K. (2010) Do voluntary labour initiatives make a difference for the conditions of workers in global supply chains? Journal of Industrial Relations, (52)5:561-573. DOI: 10.1177/0022185610381564

Robinson, P.K. (2010) Responsible Retailing: The practice of CSR in banana plantations in Costa Rica. Journal of Business Ethics.  91(2):279-289. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-010-0619-6.

Robinson, P.K. (2009) Responsible Retailing: Regulating Fair and Ethical Trade. Journal of International Development, 21:1015-1026. DOI: 10.1002/jid.1635.

Robinson, P.K. (2009) ‘The Role of Global Civil Society in the Banana Supply Chain’ case study in Holland, F. (Ed.), Global Civil Society 2009: Poverty and Activism. London: Sage.