Selected topics

In addition to my full list of publications, here I have grouped many of them under six headings that cover the main areas of my work over the years:


Green Transformation

Political Economy of Accelerating Low-Carbon Transformation

Schmitz, H. (2017) ‘Who Drives Climate-relevant Policies in the Rising Powers?’ (pdf), New Political Economy 22.5: 521-40. E-print link http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/cWUYkHH4aVvj5sSrwPKk/full

Schmitz, H.; Johnson, O. and Altenburg, T. (2015) ‘Rent Management: The Heart of Green Industrial Policy’, New Political Economy 20.6: 812-31

Schmitz, H. and Scoones, I. (2015) Accelerating Sustainability: Why Political Economy Matters (pdf), IDS Evidence Report 152, Brighton: IDS

Schmitz, H. (2015) ‘Green Transformation – Is There a Fast Track?’, in I. Scoones, M. Leach and P. Newell (eds), The Politics of Green Transformations, Earthscan/Routledge, pp.170-84

Global Green Economy: Competition or Co-operation between China and Europe?

Altenburg, T.; Sagar, A.; Schmitz, H. and Xue, L. (eds) (2016) ‘Low Carbon Innovation Paths in Europe and Asia’ – Special Virtual Issue of Science and Public Policy 43.4

Altenburg, T.; Sagar, A.; Schmitz, H. and Xue, L. (2016) ‘Guest Editorial: Comparing Low-carbon Innovation Paths in Asia and Europe’, Science and Public Policy 43.4: 451-3

Schmitz, H. and Altenburg, T. (2016) ‘Innovation Paths in Europe and Asia: Divergence or Convergence?’, Science and Public Policy 43.4: 454-63, first published online 19 November 2015

Schmitz, H. (2015) ‘How Does China’s Rise Affect the Green Transformation?’, International Journal of Technology and Globalisation 8.1: 1-14

Schmitz, H. and Lema, R. (2015) ‘The Global Green Economy: Competition or Cooperation between Europe and China?’ in J. Fagerberg, S. Laestadius and B. Martin (eds), The Triple Challenge for Europe: Economic Development, Climate Change, and Governance, Oxford University Press, pp.119-41

Lema, R.; Berger, A. and Schmitz, H. (2013) ‘China’s Impact on the Global Wind Power Industry’ (pdf), Journal of Current Chinese Affairs 42.1: 37-69

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Politics of Investment and Growth

Schmitz, H.; Johnson, O. and Altenburg, T. (2015) ‘Rent Management: The Heart of Green Industrial Policy’, New Political Economy 20.6: 812-31

Schmitz, H.; Dau Anh Tuan; Pham Thi Thu Hang and McCulloch, N. (2015) ‘Drivers of Economic Reform in Vietnam’s Provinces’, Development Policy Review 33.2: 175-93

Schmitz, H.; Dau Anh Tuan; Pham Thi Thu Hang and McCulloch, N. (2012) Who Drives Economic Reform in Vietnam’s Provinces? (pdf), IDS Research Report 76, Brighton: IDS

Abdel-Latif, A. and Schmitz, H. (2011) ‘The Politics of Investment and Growth in Egypt: Experimenting with a New Approach’, Development Policy Review 29.4: 433-58

Abdel-Latif, A. and Schmitz, H. (2010) ‘Growth Alliances: Insights from Egypt’, Business and Politics 12.4

Abdel-Latif, A. and Schmitz, H. (2009) State-Business Relations and Investment in Egypt (pdf), IDS Research Report 61, Brighton: IDS

Moore, M. and Schmitz, H. (2008) Idealism, Realism and the Investment Climate in Developing Countries (pdf), IDS Working Paper 307, Brighton: IDS

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Global Power Shift: Implications of China's Rise

Schmitz, H. (2015) ‘How Does China’s Rise Affect the Green Transformation?’, International Journal of Technology and Globalisation 8.1: 1-14

Schmitz, H. and Lema, R. (2015) ‘The Global Green Economy: Competition or Cooperation between Europe and China?’ in J. Fagerberg, S. Laestadius and B. Martin (eds), The Triple Challenge for Europe: Economic Development, Climate Change, and Governance, Oxford University Press, pp.119-41

Lema, R.; Quadros, R. and Schmitz, H. (2015) ‘Reorganising Global Value Chains and Building Innovation Capabilities in Brazil and India’, Research Policy 44.7: 1376-86

Schmitz, H. (2014) How Does the Global Power Shift Affect the Low Carbon Transformation? (pdf), IDS Report, Brighton: IDS

Lema, R.; Berger, A. and Schmitz, H. (2013) ‘China’s Impact on the Global Wind Power Industry’ (pdf), Journal of Current Chinese Affairs 42.1: 37-69

Lema, R.; Quadros, R. and Schmitz, H. (2012) Shifts in Innovation Power to Brazil and India: Insights from the Auto and Software Industries (pdf), IDS Research Report 73, Brighton: IDS

Lema, R.; Berger, A.; Schmitz, H. and Song, H. (2011) Competition and Cooperation between Europe and China in the Wind Power Sector (pdf), IDS Working Paper 377, Brighton: IDS

Altenburg, T.; Schmitz, H. and Stamm, A. (2008) ‘Breakthrough? China’s and India’s Transition from Production to Innovation’, World Development 36.2: 325-44

Humphrey, J. and Schmitz, H. (2008) ‘China – Growth Engine or Obstacle for Asian Developing Economies?’, Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie 52.1: 1-17

Schmitz, H. and Messner, D. (eds) (2008) Poor and Powerful – the Rise of China and India and its Implications for Europe (pdf), German Development Institute Discussion Paper 13/2008, Bonn: Deutsches Institut fur Entwicklungspolitik

Schmitz, H. (2007) ‘The Rise of the East: What Does it Mean for Development Studies?’(pdf), IDS Bulletin 38.2: 51-8, republished (2008) in GRIPS Development Forum, Diversity and Complementarity in Development Aid – East Asian Lessons for African Growth, Tokyo: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

Humphrey, J. and Schmitz, H. (2007) China: Its Impact on the Developing Asian Economies (pdf), IDS Working Paper 295, Brighton: IDS

Schmitz, H. (2006) ‘Asian Drivers: Typologies and Questions’ (pdf), IDS Bulletin 37.1: 54-61

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Global Value Chains

Lema, R.; Quadros, R. and Schmitz, H. (2015) ‘Reorganising Global Value Chains and Building Innovation Capabilities in Brazil and India’, Research Policy 44.7: 1376-86

Schmitz, H. and Lema, R. (2015) ‘The Global Green Economy: Competition or Cooperation between Europe and China?’ in J. Fagerberg, S. Laestadius and B. Martin (eds), The Triple Challenge for Europe: Economic Development, Climate Change, and Governance, Oxford University Press, pp.119-41

Lema, R.; Berger, A. and Schmitz, H. (2013) ‘China’s Impact on the Global Wind Power Industry’ (pdf), Journal of Current Chinese Affairs 42.1: 37-69

Lema, R.; Quadros, R. and Schmitz, H. (2012) Shifts in Innovation Power to Brazil and India: Insights from the Auto and Software Industries (pdf), IDS Research Report 73, Brighton: IDS

Schmitz, H. and Strambach, S. (2009) ‘The Organisational Decomposition of Innovation and Global Distribution in Innovative Activities’, International Journal of Technological Innovation, Learning and Development 2.4: 231-49

Humphrey, J. and Schmitz, H. (2008) ‘Inter-firm Relationships in Global Value Chains: Trends in Chain Governance and Their Policy Implications’, International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development 1.3: 258-82

Altenburg, T.; Schmitz, H. and Stamm, A. (2008) ‘Breakthrough? China’s and India’s Transition from Production to Innovation’, World Development 36.2: 325-44

Schmitz, H. (2007) ‘Transitions and Trajectories in the Build up of Innovation Capabilities: Insights from the Global Value Chain Approach’, Asian Journal of Technology Innovation 15.2: 151-58

Schmitz, H. (2007) 'Reducing Complexity in the Industrial Policy Debate', Development Policy Review 25.4: 417-28

Schmitz, H. (2007) ‘Regional Systems and Global Chains’, in A.J. Scott and G. Garofoli (eds), Development on the Ground: Clusters, Networks, and Regions in Emerging Economies, London and New York: Routledge

Schmitz, H. (2006) ‘Learning and Earning in Global Garment and Footwear Chains’, European Journal of Development Research 18.4: 546-71

Schmitz, H. (2006) Reducing Complexity in the Industrial Policy Debate (pdf), IDS Working Paper 271, Brighton: IDS

Schmitz, H. (2005) Value Chain Analysis for Policy Makers and Practitioners (pdf), Geneva: ILO

Schmitz, H. (ed.) (2004) Local Enterprises in the Global Economy – Issues of Governance and Upgrading, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar

Schmitz, H. (2004) ‘Globalised Localities: Introduction’ in H. Schmitz (ed.), Local Enterprises in the Global Economy, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar

Humphrey, J. and Schmitz, H. (2004) ‘Chain Governance and Upgrading: taking stock’, in H. Schmitz (ed.), Local Enterprises in the Global Economy, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar

Schmitz, H. (2003) ‘Clusters and Chains: How Interfirm Organisation Influences Industrial Upgrading’, in J. Cassiolato, H. Lastres and M.L. Maciel (eds), Systems of Innovation and Development, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar

McCormick, D. and Schmitz, H. (2002) Manual for Value Chain Research on Homeworkers in the Garment Industry (pdf), WIEGO and IDS

Humphrey, J. and Schmitz, H. (2002) ‘How Does Insertion in Global Value Chains Affect Upgrading in Industrial Clusters?’, Regional Studies 36.9: 1017-27

Humphrey, J. and Schmitz, H. (2001) ‘Governance in Global Value Chains’(pdf), IDS Bulletin 32.3: 19-29

Schmitz, H. and Knorringa, P. (2000) ‘Learning from Global Buyers’, Journal of Development Studies 37.2: 177-205

Humphrey, J. and Schmitz, H. (2000) Governance and Upgrading: Linking Industrial Cluster and Global Value Chain Research (pdf), IDS Working Paper 120, Brighton: IDS

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Clustering and Economic Development

Schmitz, H. (ed.) (2004) Local Enterprises in the Global Economy – Issues of Governance and Upgrading, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar

Schmitz, H. (2004) ‘Globalised Localities: Introduction’ in H. Schmitz (ed.), Local Enterprises in the Global Economy, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar

Schmitz, H. (2003) ‘Clusters and Chains: How Interfirm Organisation Influences Industrial Upgrading’, in J. Cassiolato, H. Lastres and M.L. Maciel (eds), Systems of Innovation and Development, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar

Humphrey, J. and Schmitz, H. (2002) Developing Country Firms in the World Economy: Governance and Upgrading in Global Value Chains (pdf), INEF Report 61, Duisburg: Institut für Entwicklung und Frieden der Gerhard-Mercator-Universität Duisburg

Schmitz, H. (2001) 'Local Governance and Conflict Management: Reflections on a Brazilian Cluster' in A. Scott (ed.), Global City Regions: Trends, Theory, Policy, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp: 401-16

Schmitz, H. (2000) 'Does Local Co-operation Matter? Evidence from Industrial Clusters in South Asia and Latin America', Oxford Development Studies 28.3, October. Spanish version in El Mercado de Valores, Mexico, September

Humphrey, J. and Schmitz, H. (2000) Governance and Upgrading: Linking Industrial Cluster and Global Value Chain Research (pdf), IDS Working Paper 120, Brighton: IDS

Nadvi, K. and Schmitz, H. (eds) (1999) ‘Industrial Clusters in Developing Countries’, Special Issue of World Development 27.9

Schmitz, H. and Nadvi, K. (1999) ‘Clustering and Industrialization: Introduction’, World Development 27.9: 1503-14

Schmitz, H. (1999) ‘From Ascribed to Earned Trust in Exporting Clusters’, Journal of International Economics 48.1: 139-50

Schmitz, H. (1999) ‘Collective Efficiency and Increasing Returns’, Cambridge Journal of Economics 23.4: 465-83

Rabellotti, R. and Schmitz, H. (1999) ‘The Internal Heterogeneity of Industrial Districts in Italy, Brazil and Mexico’, Regional Studies 33.2: 97-108

Schmitz, H. (1998) ‘Fostering Collective Efficiency’, Small Enterprise Development 9.1

Nadvi, K. and Schmitz, H. (1998) ‘Industrial Clusters in Less Developed Countries: Review of Experiences and Research Agenda’, in P. Cadène and M. Holmström (eds), Decentralised Production in India: Industrial Districts, Flexible Specialisation and Employment, New Delhi and London: Sage

Bazan, L. and Schmitz, H. (1997) Social Capital and Export Growth: An Industrial Community in Southern Brazil (pdf), IDS Discussion Paper 361, Brighton: IDS

Humphrey, J. and Schmitz, H. (1996) 'The Triple C Approach to Local Industrial Policy', World Development 24.12: 1859-77

Schmitz, H. (1995) 'Small Shoemakers and Fordist Giants: Tale of a Supercluster', World Development 23.1: 9-28

Schmitz, H. (1995) 'Collective Efficiency: Growth Path for Small-Scale Industry', Journal of Development Studies 31.4: 529-66

Humphrey, J. and Schmitz, H. (1995) Principles for Promoting Clusters and Networks of SMEs (pdf), Working Paper No.1, Small and Medium Enterprises Branch, UNIDO, Vienna, October

Schmitz, H. and Musyck, B. (1994) 'Industrial Districts in Europe: Policy Lessons for Developing Countries?', World Development 22.6: 889-910, republished in T. Hashino and K. Otsuka (eds) (2016), Industrial Districts in History and the Developing World, Singapore: Springer, pp.117-51

Nadvi, K. and Schmitz, H. (1994) Industrial Clusters in Less Developed Countries: Review of Experiences and Research Agenda, IDS Discussion Paper 339, Brighton: IDS

Rasmussen, J.; Schmitz, H. and Pieter van Dijk, M. (eds) (1992) 'Flexible Specialisation: A New View on Small Industry?', IDS Bulletin 23.3

Schmitz, H. (1992) 'On the Clustering of Small Firms' (pdf), IDS Bulletin 23.3: 64-9

Schmitz, H. (1992) 'Industrial Districts: Model and Reality in Baden-Württemberg', in F. Pyke and W. Sengenberger (eds), Industrial Districts and Local Economic Regeneration, Geneva: International Institute for Labour Studies

Schmitz, H. (1989) Flexible Specialisation: A New Paradigm of Small-Scale Industrialization?, IDS Discussion Paper 261, Brighton: IDS

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'Early Pearls' - miscellaneous early works on other topics

Humphrey, J. and Schmitz, H. (1998) ‘Trust and Inter-firm Relations in Developing and Transition Economies’, Journal of Development Studies 34.4: 32-61

Schmitz. H. and Hewitt, T. (1991) 'Learning to Raise Infants: A Case Study in Industrial Policy', in C. Colclough and J. Manor (eds), States or Markets? Neo-liberalism and the Development Policy Debate, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp: 172-96

de Quadros Carvalho, R. and Schmitz, H. (1989) 'Fordism is Alive in Brazil' (pdf), IDS Bulletin 20.4: 18-22. German translation in, Entwicklungspolitische Korrespondenz, 3. Portuguese translation in, Novos Estudos 27, São Paulo: Cebrap, Julho, 1990

Schmitz, H. (1982) 'Growth Constraints on Small-Scale Manufacturing in Developing Countries - A Critical Review', World Development 10.6: 429-50. Portuguese translation in, Pesquisa e Planejamento Econômico 12.1

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Full List of Publications (by date order)


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