Global Apparel Project


Barrientos, S., G. Gereffi, and A. Rossi. 2008. “What Are the Challenges and Opportunities for Economic and Social Upgrading?”  Concept Note for “Capturing the Gains” international research workshop, University of Manchester (UK), Dec. 8-12.

Evgeniev, E. and G. Gereffi. 2008. “Textile and Apparel Firms in Turkey and Bulgaria : Exports, Local Upgrading and Dependency.”  Economic Studies 17, 3: 148-179.  [Journal published in Bulgaria .]

Gereffi, G.  2009. “Development Models and Industrial Upgrading in China and Mexico .” European Sociological Review, 25 (1): 37-51.

Pickles, J. 2009. (ed.) Globalization and Regionalization in Post-socialist Economies: the Common Economic Spaces of Europe . Palgrave Macmillan.

Pickles, J. 2008. ‘The spirit of post-socialism: what do we understand by it?' in J. Pickles (ed. ) State and Society in Post-Socialist and Post-Soviet Economies . Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-19.

Pickles, J. (ed. ) 2008. State and Society in Post-Socialist and Post-Soviet Economies . Palgrave Macmillan.

Pickles, J. 2007. (special issue editor). Environment and Planning A : Special Issue on Clothing Europe .

Pickles, J. and A. Smith. 2008. ‘ Clothing Workers after the Worker States: The Consequences for Work and Labour of Outsourcing, Nearshoring and Delocalization in Postsocialist Europe '. SAGE Handbook of Work and Society: Working Space Editors: Susan McGrath-Champ, Andrew Herod, Al Rainnie. In press.

Pickles, J. and A. Smith. 2008. ‘Global outsourcing and clothing workers after the worker states', in McGrath-Champ, S., Herod, A. and Rainnie, A. (eds) Handbook of Work and Society: Working Space , London : Sage, forthcoming.

Pickles, J. and A. Smith. 2007. 'Post-socialist economic geographies and the politics of knowledge production'. In Politics and Practices of Economic Geography . Edited by Eric Sheppard, Trevor Barnes, Jamie Peck, and Adam Tickell. SAGE.

Smith, A., J. Pickles, M. Bucek, B. Begg, and P. Roukova, P. 2008. ‘Reconfiguring “post-socialist” regions: trans-border networks and regional competition in the Slovak and Ukrainian clothing industry', Global Networks , 8 (3): 281-307.

Smith, A. and J. Pickles, J. 2008. ‘De-localisation and Persistence in the European Clothing Industry: the Reconfiguration of Production Networks', Regional Studies , under consideration.

Smith, A. 2008. ‘Labour and Production Networks in the European Clothing Industry:
Re-positioning East-Central Europe in the Global Economy', Proceedings of the Fourth Seminar of the Aegean , under consideration.

Tewari, M.  Forthcoming.  “Using Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) to protect niches: Evidence from the Indian Textile and Apparel Industry.”  Submitted for inclusion in:  Intellectual Property Rights in Emerging Markets, edited by WIPO.  (March).

Tewari, M. 2008. Intraregional Trade and Investment in South Asia:  The case of the Textile and Clothing Industry .  Asian Development Bank, Manila . Pp 1-98.  (Refereed Series).

Tewari, M. 2008.  “Varieties of global integration: Navigating institutional Legacies and global: Networks in India 's Garment Industry,” Competition and Change , 12 (1): 49-67.

Tewari, M.  2008.  Deepening Intraregional Trade and Investment in South Asia : The Case of the Textiles and Clothing Industry.  Working Paper No. 213, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi , India .  April.  Karmakar, S. and M.

Tewari, M.  2008.  An investigation into the Post-MFA response of the Indian textile and apparel industry to the world after quotas.  Forthcoming Working Paper, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi , India . 



Gereffi, G. “How North Carolina Can Compete with China and India in the Contemporary Global Knowledge Economy.” Global American South conference, “Beyond the Sunbelt:  Southern Economic Development in a Global Context.”  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill . April 13-14, 2008.

Gereffi, G.  “Global Value Chains and Industrial Upgrading: Key Issues in Developed and Developing Economies.”  Seminar on “Chile frente a las nuevas tendencias globales.”  CEPAL (Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe) and CORFO (Corporación de Fomento de la Producción), Santiago Chile.  March 28, 2008.

Gereffi, G.  “Global Value Chains, Industrial Upgrading and Governance: A Comparison of Mexico , China and India .”  International seminar on “Innovación tecnológica y rentas económicas en las redes globales de producción: Un enfoque desde las estrategias de desarrollo.” Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Mexico City, Mexico.  March 7, 2008.

Gereffi, G.  “Global Value Chains, Industrial Upgrading and Jobs in Large Emerging Economies: A Comparison of China , India and Mexico .” US Agency for International Development (USAID) Microenterprise Breakfast Seminar Series. Washington , DC . February 21, 2008.Smith, A. ‘Regional competitiveness, globalisation and cross-border production networks in the “new Europe”', invited keynote address, European Regional Science conference, High Tatras, Slovakia, October 2007.

Gereffi G., M. Tewari, and J. Pickles. Invited presentation to the UNC Working Group on Economic Development. ‘Producing Knowledge and Deploying Technology. The Global Apparel Project'. Freedom Forum Conference Center , Carroll Hall, Room 305, UNC-CH. March 7, 2007.

Goger, A. and D. Arnold. Better for Whom? Labor Regulation, the State, and Other Lessons from the Cambodian Garment Industry. Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting ( Boston , MA ), April 15-19, 2008.

Pickles, J. ‘Post-Collective Economies and Everyday Lives'. SSRC Inter-Asian Connections Conference, Dubai , UAE. February, 2008.

Pickles, J. “The Changing Geography of Production in Labor-Intensive Industries”. Invited Keynote Address to the Krakow International Conference on Labour Intensive Industries. Krakow , Poland – April 12-14, 2007.

Pickles, J. "Globalization and Regionalization of Global Apparel Trade: is it a 'race to the bottom'." Invited presentation to the Patel Center on Globalization, University of South Florida , March 26, 2007.

Pickles, J. “Labour issues within GPNs – The Global Apparel project.” Invited presentation to the ILO research Planning Workshop on ‘Decent Work in Global Production Networks, Duke University 16-18 March 2007.

Pickles, J. ‘Outsourcing, Upgrading, and the Future of Labor in the Global Apparel Industry.' Conference on Outsourcing, Upgrading, and Labor. Center for Globalization, Competitiveness and Innovation, Duke University , November 10th, 2006.

Pickles, J. 2006. 'Race to the Bottom? Globalization and Regionalization in the Global Apparel Industry'. UNC Honors Junior Colloquium, October 11, 2006.

Pickles, J. 2005. 'Race to the Bottom? Globalization and Regionalization in the Global Apparel Industry'. UNC Honors Junior Colloquium, December 7, 2005.

Pickles, J. 2005. ‘Tight Pants: Are We in A Race to the Bottom?' Dartmouth College , November 9th.

Pickles, J. ‘Liberalization, Integration, and Convergence: Pan-European Production Networks, Post-socialist Apparel, and the Embedded Geographies of Competition.' The VII ICCEES World Congress (International Council for Central and East European Studies), Session on ‘Theorizing Capitalisms in Central and East Europe '. Humboldt University , Berlin . 23rd–25th April 2005.

Pickles, J., B. Begg, P. Roukova, A. Smith, and M. Bucek. 'Ishleme: How Does it Become An Advantage?' Presentation to the Annual Conference of Apparel Manufacturers, Sofia , Bulgaria , May 17, 2008.

Smith, A. ‘The “race to the bottom” and the reconfiguration of production networks in the European clothing industry: re-positioning East-Central Europe in the global economy', invited paper contribution, 9th International Seminar in the series of “Seminars of the Aegean”, Crete-Chania , Greece , August 2007.

Smith, A. ‘Global value chains, de-localisation and the uneven upgrading of the East European clothing industry', invited presentation to the Royal Geographical Society's Economic Geography Research Group annual symposium, University of Sussex , June 2007.

Tewari, M.  Deepening Intraregional Trade and Investment in South Asia :  Industry case study – Textiles and Clothing industry.  At the ADB workshop on Intraregional Trade and Investment in South Asia, Nepal , Dec 4-5, 2008.

Tewari, M.  Economic openness, institutional deepening and the grounding of reform, Presentation on the panel ‘ Indian State and Regional Development at the Annual Sloan Industry Studies Meetings in Boton , MA .  May 2, 2008.

Tewari, M.  2008, Global Competitiveness and the ‘Domestic' Paradox: Evidence from the Indian Apparel Industry, presentation at the AAG, Boston, April 19, 2008. (With Henrietta Lake).

Tewari, M.  2007, Footloose capital, intermediation and the search for the ‘high road' in low wage industries,  Presentation at the International conference on Global Production Networks and Decent Work, sponsored by the International Institute for Labor Studies, ILO, held at Bangalore, November 18-22.



Christian Sellar. Assistant Professor of Public Policy, University of Mississippi.
Dissertation: The Relationship between the Processes of Outsourcing of Italian Textile and Clothing Firms and the Emergence of Industrial Districts in Eastern Europe. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2007.

Tina Mangieri. Assistant Professor of Geography, University of Texas, College Station.
Dissertation: Refashioning Transnational Spaces: Cloth, Clothing & Kenyan Cultural-Economies. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2007.






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