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Graduate Program in Production Engineering Universidade de São Paulo

Discipline – Global Value Chain: origin and applications

Discipline – Global Value Chain: origin and applications

Professors: John Humphrey, Afonso Fleury, Mário Salerno and Roberta Souza

Objective: The main objective is to present the value chain background and its applications as well as links to other theories such as transaction costs approach. In the end of the discipline, the successful student will be able to understand the value chain theory, how the theory is applied for understand phenomenon’s in different economic sectors as well as the importance of private and public standards.

Assessment: A mixture of assessment modes is used: short written exercises, group presentations and longer term papers. 

Day and Time:

08, 09, 10 March 2017
15, 16, 17 March 2017
22, 23, 24 March 2017
29, 30, 31 March 2017

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Pre-Registration (limited availability):

Regular Students: 16-29 January 2017 – Janus System (

Special Students: 30-31 January 2017 – Production Engineering Graduation Program Secretary (Prof. Almeida Prado Avenue, 128, 2nd floor, Room 236). Required documents: RG and CPF copies and a 3X4 photo

Audit Students: up until and including 31 January 2017 –  Professor Roberta Souza (E-mails: or

More information (in Portuguese): click here