economic and social upgrading
in global production networks

Capturing the Gains Briefing Notes 04

Tourism global production networks

Michelle Christian


Capturing the Gains seeks to understand the structure of the tourism global production network (GPN) in order to uncover avenues where firms and workers in poor countries can economically and socially upgrade. This briefing note highlights the stages of the tourism GPN, avenues of economic upgrading, and the broad labour themes of the sector. Several research questions are posited to situate the challenges and opportunities involved for sustainable tourism development and Decent Work opportunities through global tourism growth in the global South.

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