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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.

 “I am working with the European Forest Institute (EFI) to connect Myanmar wood-based enterprises to the global markets. The programme gave me a lot of support for my work because the lectures and interactive discussions increased my knowledge and gave me new ideas to apply.”
Myat Khaung Linn (Myanmar) participant of the February 2023 programme 
“I am now able to discover and understand opportunities and constraints to the improvement of companies or organisations or industry sectors. Both opportunities and constraints are in the supply chain, in the marketing, or in the operations of businesses, and involve private-private and public-private relationships.”
Anita Darientarita (Indonesia) participant of the February 2023 programme

Did you know that you can combine this course with the Corporate Social Responsibility programme which will run the week before? Combining these two courses will save you up to a maximum of  €500,-
For more information on the programme click here.


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.

Have a look at the video below to get a better impression of how you can benefit from joining this programme.

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