Global production networks and social well-being: Evidence from the indonesian automobile industry

Padang Wicaksono, Lionel Priyadi, Sharmila Erizaputri

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Abstract

This paper investigates the economic improvements in the Indonesian automotive industry, as measured by its integration into global production networks (GPNs) and global value chains (GVCs). These gains have been followed by improvements in workers’ social well-being. Using the economic-social upgrading frame-work derived from the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) Decent Work (DW) concept, the results show that the auto industry is in a “high-road” growth trajectory. The industry has succeeded in managing its GPN position with progress in workers’ employment conditions. The study found that sustaining worker well-being may prove difficult due to high volatility related to the aggregate social upgrading index.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-126
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Business and Society
Volume20
Issue numberS1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Automotive industry
  • Economic and social Upgrading / Downgrading
  • Global production network
  • Global value chain

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