JOHN HUMPHREY is Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. He has researched extensively on global value chains and linkages between developed and developing countries, publishing widely on this topic.
YVELINE LECLER is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Management at the University of Lyon, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of East Asian Studies. She has written numerous articles on the Japanese economy, focusing on small and medium sized enterprises, subcontracting, purchasing networks and the globalization issue.
MARIO SERGIO SALERNO is an Associate Professor in the Production Engineering Department at the Escola Politecnica da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil. He has researched on production and work organisation and published various papers on new forms of production organisation and assembler-supplier relationships, mainly on modular consortium and industrial condominiums.