Global Value Chains, Trade and Technology: Evidence from European Countries

Kore Marc. Guei (DST/NRF/Newton Fund Trilateral Research Chair in Transformative Innovation, the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Sustainable Development, University of Johannesburg, South Africa) *

Journal of International Logistics and Trade

ISSN: 1738-2122

Article publication date: 30 June 2021

Issue publication date: 30 June 2021

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Abstract

The paper investigates the effects of global value chains (GVCs) and technological innovation on exports. The paper builds a new dataset from two database, the EORA and the OECD stan database. Using a pooled OLS and a two-stage quantile regression technique on a sample of 8 OECD countries, the results suggest that the effects of GVCs participation are heterogeneous across countries. We find that at the aggregate level, GVCs and forward participation are negatively associated with exports growth. However, we only find evidence of a positive effect of backward participation on exports in the case of France and Germany. At the disaggregated level, we find that: (a) an increase in GVCs participation in low technology intensive sectors is positively associated with exports’growth; (b) an increase in GVCs participation in high technology intensive sector is negatively correlated with exports’growth. The findings stress the importance of GVCs as a driving channel for subdue economic growth in low technological sectors.

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Citation

Guei, K.M. (2021), "Global Value Chains, Trade and Technology: Evidence from European Countries", Journal of International Logistics and Trade, Vol. 19 No. 2, pp. 83-94. https://doi.org/10.24006/jilt.2021.19.2.083

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Emerald Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2021 Jungseok Research Institute of International Logistics and Trade

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*Corresponding author: Kore Marc. Guei DST/NRF/Newton Fund Trilateral Research Chair in Transformative Innovation, the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Sustainable Development, University of Johannesburg, South Africa Tel: +27633963451 E-mail:

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