In this episode will have a look at the role of market power in global value chains. Competition is a driver for innovation, it increases efficiency and leads to better outcomes for consumers. But what happens to global value chains if competition is lacking? What can be done on a regulatory level to prevent monopolies - or oligopolies? That’s what we want to discuss. Our guest in episode 12 is Pamela Mondliwaa. She is working at the state owned Industrial Development Corporation in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she is a industrial development planner.
This episode is the last in this series. We hope that we provided you with a wide range of topics on how supply chains effect the global south and all of us. Thank you all for listening.
Competition and Power in Global Value chains: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1024529420975154
The Political Economy of Structural Transformation: Political Settlements and Industrial Policy in South Africa: https://academic.oup.com/book/39853/chapter/340016803
Competition, Productive Capabilities and Structural Transformation in South Africa: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/s41287-020-00349-x