The performance of current governance arrangements in sustainable global value chains (GVCs) is increasingly discussed in the public and virtual arenas of mass media. In these settings, media logic increasingly dictates the creation of success and failure, requires fast successes, highlights failures, and focuses on blaming rather than on learning and improvement. This logic does not meet the complexities that characterize the wicked problems that governance practices within GVCs have to address. This post-doc project aims to assess performances of governance arrangements in GVCs, that embraces complexity and enhances learning.
This research is one of three projects related to the Wageningen University research program Next Generation Governance Arrangements for Sustainable Global Value Chains.