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

  • Diploma
    Certificate of participation
  • Mode
    Full-time (hybrid)
  • Course date
    07 - 11 February 2022
  • Duration
    5 days
  • Accreditation

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 course really met my expectations. I was not involved and fully aware of the non-traditional chain members such as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and did not know much about the regulation part within a value chain. The knowledge I gained from this course will be beneficial for both my professional career in manufacturing field and my government consultancy work in value chain management”
Kosala Jayasundara, Head of MAS Machine Build (Sri Lanka) participant of MSM's Value Chain Analysis program December 2019

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.

"I found it interesting getting more insights about sustainability to get a more holistic view on global value chains by taking into consideration how things are connected. It showed me again how the world is unevenly divided. The balance between maximizing profit and being sustainable is and will be a big challenge for many businesses in the coming future. I hope this will develop further in a positive way to make our businesses step-by-step more sustainable."
Tom Houtgraaf, who joined the Value Chain Analysis course as part of MSM's Summer Specialization course in International business & sustainable business development

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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