I am happy to share our paper just published in Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences. In this paper, we have conducted a systematic review of upgrading literature and identified strategies through which disadvantaged suppliers can capture profits in global value chains (GVCs). Below is a direct link to the article

In addition to above, please find below the kudos link which provides a managerial summary of the article and ppt slides:

Please feel free to share the paper with your colleagues and research networks.

Best wishes



Umair Shafi Choksy | Lecturer in Strategy and International Business

Kent Business School  | University of Kent

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Recent Publications:


Choksy, U., Sinkovics, N. and Sinkovics, R. (2017). Exploring the relationship between upgrading and capturing profits from GVC participation for disadvantaged suppliers in developing countries: A review of the upgrading literature. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences / Revue Canadienne des Sciences de l'Administration, DOI: 10.1002/cjas.1455


Choksy, U. (2015). Upgrading and power relations in global value chains : Case study of an offshoring service provider in the software industry. in: Van Tulder, R., Verbeke, A. and Drogendijk, R. eds. The Future of Global Organizing. Emerald. Available at:


Gold for Kent in Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)


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