Exploring South African Manufacturers’ Relationships to Promote Economic, Social and Environmental Upgrading

Rachel Alexander, Aarti Krishnan

Publikation: Working paperForskning


This policy brief presents key findings from a study (Alexander and Krishnan 2023) examining the relationship between economic, social, and environmental upgrading of South African manufacturers and network governance. This form of governance involves pressures and experiences derived from firms’ relationships with other actors in a production network (e.g., suppliers or financial institutions). The study identifies connections between customer and supplier links (network governance) and firms’ upgrading trajectories.
UdgiverUniversity of Johannesburg
Antal sider8
StatusUdgivet - jul. 2023
NavnSARChI Industrial Development Policy Brief Series
NummerPB 2023-08