The Chinese cashmere industry: a global value chain analysis

Waldron, Scott, Brown, Colin and Komarek, Adam M. (2014) The Chinese cashmere industry: a global value chain analysis. Development Policy Review, 32 5: 589-610. doi:10.1111/dpr.12074

Author Waldron, Scott
Brown, Colin
Komarek, Adam M.
Title The Chinese cashmere industry: a global value chain analysis
Journal name Development Policy Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1467-7679
Publication date 2014-09-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/dpr.12074
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 32
Issue 5
Start page 589
End page 610
Total pages 22
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Abstract Growth and internationalisation of the Chinese economy have reconfigured the global value chains of many commodities with important implications for industry and rural and regional development both in and outside China. This article analyses the chain for cashmere, all stages of which have gravitated to China, and the impacts on rural development, especially for herders in remote pastoral regions. Traditionally a high-value product, cashmere has become increasingly generic and adulterated over the past decade. More formal and closer integration of Chinese actors into the global industry and re-orienting policy from supply-side intervention to the enforcement of standards would enhance the competitiveness of Chinese cashmere in international fibre markets.
Keyword Cashmere
Global value chain
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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