The Global Value Chains (GVC) Research Cluster brings together individuals from a variety of disciplines related to globalisation with a critical view on impact of multinational corporations on the global economy.

Topics focussed on by our academics include:

  • High value engineering networks (Zhang)
  • Business ethics, corporate social responsibility policies and private labour standards (Robinson)
  • The emerging system of multilevel governance of employment relations in regulating employment standards and sources of actor power (Niforou, Rainbird, Robinson)
  • International joint ventures, small firm internationalisation and supply chain upgrading of small firms (Hanna and Hsieh)
  • Shareholder value and the emerging model of financial capitalism (Clark)
  • Employment relations in the airline industry and transportation hubs (Harvey)
  • Innovation system, global knowledge and public policy (De Propris, Ramirez)