Dannenberg, Peter ORCID: 0000-0002-4159-6635, Diez, Javier Revilla ORCID: 0000-0003-2065-1380 and Schiller, Daniel ORCID: 0000-0002-8312-0547 (2018). Spaces for integration or a divide? New-generation growth corridors and their integration in global value chains in the Global South. Z. Wirtsch., 62 (2). S. 135 - 152. BERLIN: WALTER DE GRUYTER GMBH. ISSN 2365-7693

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Growth corridors have been an instrument of economic development for decades but have gained new attention in regional economic development policies in recent years, e.g., in Sub-Saharan Africa or Southeast Asia. They are seen by policy makers and private businesses as catalysts of regional economic integration, pushing traditional businesses into increasingly complex international value chains. However, the outcomes of such development initiatives are still barely understood. Critics argue that development policies are based on simplified models that are unable to sufficiently address the complexity of regional development. Policies on value-chain development, for example, can lead to conflicts, external dependencies, land rush, and a polarization of wealth. Growth corridors often go hand-in-hand with socio-economic transformations and land-use conflicts. This paper first discusses the theoretically possible desired and undesired regional socio-economic effects of modern corridors. Second, we illustrate the potential and challenges to realize integrative (or inclusive) development by contrasting three growth corridors: the SAGCOT growth corridor in Tanzania, the Walvis Bay-Ndola-Lubumbashi Development Corridor (WBNLDC) in Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, and the growth corridors in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS).

Item Type: Journal Article
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Dannenberg, PeterUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0002-4159-6635UNSPECIFIED
Diez, Javier RevillaUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0003-2065-1380UNSPECIFIED
Schiller, DanielUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0002-8312-0547UNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-188357
DOI: 10.1515/zfw-2017-0034
Journal or Publication Title: Z. Wirtsch.
Volume: 62
Number: 2
Page Range: S. 135 - 152
Date: 2018
Place of Publication: BERLIN
ISSN: 2365-7693
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences > Department of Geosciences > Geographisches Institut
Subjects: no entry
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Economics; GeographyMultiple languages
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/18835


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