Research Reports

Philippines

The Philippines in Manufacturing Global Value Chains: An Introduction

May 2016   |   Durham, NC
This introductory report outlines the analytical framework employed for the study, examines the Philippines recent economic growth and the recent revitalization of the manufacturing sector and provides an introduction to relevant elements of Philippine investment, trade and education policies.
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The Philippines in the Aerospace Global Value Chain

May 2016   |   Durham, NC   |   Penny Bamber, Stacey Frederick, Gary Gereffi
Strong growth in the global aerospace sector has created opportunities for new entrants. In recent years, the Philippines has successfully entered into this industry, although at a much smaller scale than the few other developing countries in the sector. This report seeks to understand the complexity of the industry and the numerous subsystems of which it is composed in order to provide insight for continued upgrading strategies.
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The Philippines in the Automotive Global Value Chain

May 2016   |   Durham, NC   |   Timothy Sturgeon, Jack Daly, Stacey Frederick, Penny Bamber, Gary Gereffi
Final assembly in automotive sector tends to be nationally and regionally oriented. Nonetheless, high value to volume parts is a global business in which skill and experience are drivers of competitive advantage. This report uses the global value chain (GVC) framework to unveil potential growth opportunities in the Philippines, particularly building on its strength as the 4th largest global wire harness exporter.
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The Philippines in the Electronics and Electrical Global Value Chain

May 2016   |   Durham, NC   |   Stacey Frederick, Gary Gereffi
The electronics industry has been the backbone of Philippine manufacturing exports over the past decade. This report uses the global value chain framework to support the country’s efforts to expand beyond its role in semiconductor assembly and testing towards higher value products and market niches. In addition, it examines potential to leverage synergies with other manufacturing sectors in the country.
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The Philippines in the Chemical Global Value Chain

May 2016   |   Durham, NC   |   Penny Bamber, Stacey Frederick, Gary Gereffi
Chemicals affect almost every aspect of our daily lives. The global chemical industry is becoming increasingly concentrated in the Asia-Pacific region, driven by Factory Asia, a construction boom, and a growing middle class demanding consumer products. This has given rise to numerous opportunities for the Philippines to export in key product niches in the industry. The global value chain framework is used to identify specific segments for future upgrading.
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The Philippines in the Paper Global Value Chain

May 2016   |   Durham, NC   |   Jack Daly, Penny Bamber, Gary Gereffi
The global paper industry has become increasingly fragmented in the past decade, shifting its focus east to meet the rising demand for packaging and health and hygiene products in Asia-Pacific and compensate for strong declines in developed regions as a result of the increased use of information technology. This report examines the potential for the Philippines to take advantage of this changing landscape.
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