National industry: theoretical aspects of development in global value chains

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The modern world is organized around the global value chains (GVC). The GVC-oriented approach is an important tool for the national economy development strategies. It is well studied for the country level but not enough for the firm’s level. The article is devoted to the problem of the national economy integration into the GVC in the context of the national industrial complex. The aim of this paper is to generate the concept of the GVC-oriented approach as a theoretical basis for the successful development of the national industry. In the article some contradictions in the basic principles of the VC-theory were removed, theoretical provisions of the interaction between the GVC links and local national economic units are developed on the basis of the VC-theory, geoeconomic paradigm; the concepts of localization and co-development of the GVC and the localization of its links are complemented. Methodical aspects of the national industry diagnostics in terms of GVC are proposed. Testing was performed on the example of the national pharmaceutical complex of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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Ye D Frolova

Ural Federal University named by the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin

Author for correspondence.

Doctor of Economics, Professor of the Department of International Economics and Management of the Ural Federal University named by the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin

19 Mira St., Ekaterinburg, 620002, Russian Federation

Z A Abdurahmanova

Economic university Kazpotrebsouz in Karaganda


Master of Economic Sciences, Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Business and Law, Karaganda Economic University of Kazpotrebsoyuz

9 Akademichesky St., Karaganda, 100009, Kazakhstan Republic

E A Frolova

Reply Consulting


Master of Engineering and Management, Leading IT Specialist, Reply Consulting.

11 Castellanza St., Milano, 20151, Italy


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