Panel 5: Investors and Value Chains from the Global South

Panel Time: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 14:30 to 17:00


Peter Dannenberg, GSSC
Martina Fuchs, GSSC
Javier Revilla Diez, GSSC


The aim of the panel is to discuss in how far Southern actors of global capitalism (including firms, states and regions) are transforming from excluded or only marginally involved parties of globalization into active and leading actors (e.g. as traders, investors and coordinators of business activities). Such actors of the “BRICS” (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) and further emerging countries are seen as the new mover of globalization. Still, the local impacts in other regions still are opaque. A key question of this session is if international linkages created by such new players are different to exploitative post-colonial North-South relations. Another important question is how such actors are seen and treated by the traditional players of the North.