Upgrading strategies in global furniture value chains

Raphael Kaplinsky, Jeffrey Readman, Olga Memedovic

Research output: Working paper


Globalization has given producers an opportunity to participate in the global economy. In both high- and low-income countries, a growing number of firms are targeting external markets to gain economies of scale and scope as well as further technological expertise. This has increased competition, in both domestic markets (from imports) and external markets. Thus, for companies and national economies, globalization offers opportunity and threat.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationVienna
PublisherUnited Nations Industrial Development Organization
Number of pages60
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameSectoral studies series

Bibliographical note

This paper builds on a UNIDO Sectoral Studies Series report.


  • Wood furniture sector
  • Value chains
  • Innovation


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