Capturing Value on the Margins of the Global Knowledge Economy

This project is funded by an ARC Discovery Grant and involves a collaboration between Professor Rachel Parker (QUT Business School) and Professor Paul Thompson (University of Strathclyde).

The project is significant because it will draw on a range of theoretical resources to develop an understanding of how workers, firms and industries develop ‘isolating mechanisms’ which are unique resources that enable them to capture value and compete in global markets.

It will draw on global production network (GPN) theory, which will provide an account of power and conflict among a range of actors including government, business and workers in different geographical locations in the struggle to capture value. This unique theoretical framework will be used to develop a multi-level analysis of value capture in knowledge intensive industries.

Funding / Grants

  • Australian Research Council (ARC)


Other Team Members

External collaborators

  • Professor Paul Thompson