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Special Report on

The Value Chain, from Performative

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is a process for understanding the systemic factors and conditions under which a value chain and its firms can achieve higher levels of performance. When using value chains as a means for fostering growth and reducing poverty, the analysis focuses on identifying ways to contribute to two objectives: i) improving the competitiveness of value chains with large numbers of small firms, and ii) expanding the depth and breadth of benefits generated. Typically, the aim of value chain analysis is to understand all the major constraints to improved performance or competitiveness. However, USAID recommends a strategic approach that ...
is a system of organizations, people, technology, activities, information and resources involved in moving a product or service from supplier to customer . Supply chain activities transform natural resources, raw materials and components into a finished product that is delivered to the end customer. In sophisticated supply chain systems, used products may re-enter the supply chain at any point where residual value is recyclable. Supply chains link value chains .
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Global value chains: from governance to governmentality?
One of the main preoccupations of global value chain (GVC) analysis has been how ...... ment did record performative successes such as its embrace by IBM, university .... parts per million rather than parts per 100 is cited from around 1990 as ... from 28 per cent in 1987 to 21 percent in 1995 (Johnson, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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The second program is derived from the first, and represents a shift from the ... Each word is linked to a chain of related terms and invokes a cluster of ... The performative turn in anthropology has developed as a counterproject to ... unified, value-free science, it is now staking out its own claims about “the ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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An industry value chain is a string of companies working together to satisfy market demands. It is widely recognized that collaboration among trading partners in a value chain to improve quality, increase speed to market, and decrease costs is crucial to survival in the global marketplace.� Significant improvements in value chain performance may be possible by using EC technologies, particularly web-based technologies. For the healthcare industry, this could be the set of companies involved from manufacturing and packaging pharmaceuticals, to delivery, to the retail pharmacy. MEP studies have shown that deploying an EC ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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