Impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on the electronics industry: restructuring and regionalising value chains
|Dates:||24 November 2020|
|Times:||15:30 - 16:30|
|What is it:||Webinar|
|Organiser:||Global Development Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Dr Gale Raj-Reichert|
the GDI's Global production networks, trade, and labour Research Group are hosting this webinar.
The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted global value chains (GVCs) at its fundamental core in an unprecedented manner and incomparable in scale and magnitude to previous global economic crises. In this talk, Dr. Gale Raj-Reichert (Lecturer in Economic Geography, Queen Mary University London and Research Fellow, Berlin Social Science Center) will assess these impacts on one of the more globalised industries with vast and complex GVCs -- the electronics industry. By focusing on this GVC occupied by United States (US)-based lead or brand firms and their large first-tier suppliers also known as contract manufacturers, this talk will highlight how the Covid-19 crisis affects these firms, their inter-firm relationships, and their co-organisation of GVCs and examine the trends and potential outcomes to their recovery and resilience including regionalisation of value chains.
Register for the event: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMsd-6tqjwjGNBZXV4s_1wBfoiaO4GLy0F3
Dr Gale Raj-Reichert
Role: Lecturer in Economic Geography
Organisation: Queen Mary University London, Research Fellow, Berlin Social Science Center
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