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Innovation for Creating Sustainable Value: Understanding Global Value Chains in the Amazon

Grant number: 23/05865-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2023
Effective date (End): May 31, 2025
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Administration - Administration of Specific Sectors
Acordo de Cooperação: CONFAP - National Council of State Research Support Foundations
Principal Investigator:José Antonio Puppim de Oliveira
Grantee:John James Loomis
Host Institution: Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo (EAESP). Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:22/12287-1 - Innovation for creating sustainable value: understanding global value chains in the Amazon, AP.R
Associated scholarship(s):24/00258-2 - Public, Private, and Hybrid Governance Capacity Factors that Influence the Sustainability of the Brazilian Beef Global Value Chain in the Amazon, BE.EP.PD

Abstract

This transdisciplinary project addresses the challenges and opportunities to develop innovative strategies for creating sustainable value capable of integrating economic, social and environmental perspectives in Global Value Chains (GVCs) anchored in the Amazon, in which local communities and companies are inserted. An analytical framework will be developed to study global value chains in the Amazon and analyze future developments in these value chains, including the influence of new technologies, trade policies and the repercussions of climate change and biodiversity loss. In the GVCs, we will study their socio-ecological impacts, transitions to sustainable management, circular production, engagement with sustainable products based on forest resources and led by communities, and engagement of socially conscious consumers. Analyzes are carried out of three sectoral systems in which the focal value chains are inserted in the Amazon: Cosmetics, Fishing and Beef. In these GVCs, we will analyze the strategies of companies and communities for innovation, governance and institutions, and the future challenges of innovation and post-pandemic sustainability in the face of climate challenges. In addition to engaging local stakeholders in research co-production and training researchers, the project seeks to share knowledge. He plans to improve business structure, community initiatives and public policy in the Brazilian Amazon and other similar contexts.

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