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Value Chain Analysis program │Maastricht School of Management Value Chain Analysis for business development and local value addition

  • Certificate
    Certificate of participation
  • Mode
    Full-time (on campus)
  • Course date
    29 January - 02 February 2024
  • Duration
    5 days

Contributing to economic and social development

Global Value Chains (GVC) are the network vehicles through which most of international trade takes place. GVC adds value, creates employment and offers effective opportunities for achieving higher levels of sustainability in the economy. Insertion into these GVCs is, especially for low economy countries, a condition for development.

Over the past decades, the production processes that bring along our (agro)industrial products and services have been segmented and are taking place in dispersed locations around the globe. The global or regional value chains that are the result from this process offer national economies the opportunity to specialize on individual stages. However, the extent to which participation in global value chains positively contributes to domestic development goals depends on the conditions under which domestic industry and farming can participate in these chains. The institutional context (such as government regulation) is crucial to led value chains offer domestic companies opportunities for upgrading, acquiring advanced technology, for creating new jobs, with learning opportunities, more inclusiveness and sustainability in production.

The Value Chain Analysis for business development and local value addition program focuses on how developing economies can benefit from global and regional value chains. Three inter-related aspects will be highlighted: (a) Strategies for particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to participate in global and regional value chains; (b) Policies for governments and business support organizations to help SMEs insert themselves into such chains; and (c) Opportunities for governments and civil society organizations to promote green and inclusive value chains.

This programme was very well structured, and we progressed in a very consistent way. The business cases were selected carefully and helped us to illustrate and understand the Value Chain creations. The biggest benefit was to experience a new perspective on the value chains, so far I was focusing only in the business aspect and this course enabled be to see the value chain as a whole, including all relevant stakeholders such as NGOs and governmental organizations."
Özgür Kesici (Turkey),  participant of the February 2022 program

"This programme was very informative and an eye-opener for me from a scientific point of view. It will help me a lot in my managerial position.”
Olabisi Oyekunle (Nigeria) participant of the January 2022 programme


Maastricht School of Management (MSM) is part of the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE). SBE has been awarded three prestigious accreditations, AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, resulting in what is known as the Triple Crown accreditation. Only 1% of business schools worldwide can boast this honour, many of which are SBE partner institutes.

Did you know that you can combine this course with the Corporate Social Responsibility which will run the week before? Combining these two courses will save you up to a maximum of  €500,-
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Have a look at the recorded webinar to get a better impression of how you can benefit from joining this program.

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