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Value Chain Governance and Gender in the Furniture Industry

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dc.contributor.author Purnomo, Herry
dc.contributor.author Irawati, Rika Harini
dc.contributor.author Fauzan, A. U.
dc.contributor.author Melati
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-28T13:57:22Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-28T13:57:22Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/7379
dc.description.abstract "Indonesian furniture accounts for almost 2% of the global wood furniture trade, which is valued at more than US $135 billion. In many countries, including Japan, European countries and Indonesia, women make decisions about selecting which furniture to buy. However, the role of women workers in the furniture industry has not been clearly identified. In Central Java’s Jepara District, the center of teak-based Indonesian furniture, annual furniture exports to Australia, Europe, Japan and the United States are valued at US $150 million. We use value chain analysis and action research to demonstrate the role and position of women workers in Jepara’s teak value chain, and their struggle to upgrade to more valuable value chains and positions. Though women workers are important in generating revenue, they are paid 50% less than men who work the same hours. They are also less powerful, exercising less control over resources, decision making, product development and bargaining. We further explore different scenarios for upgrading small-scale producers and find that participation in trade exhibitions, training programs and producer associations substantially affect women’s bargaining power in the value chain." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject valuation en_US
dc.subject governance and politics en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.title Value Chain Governance and Gender in the Furniture Industry en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country Indonesia en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Sustaining Commons: Sustaining Our Future, the Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates January 10-14 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Hyderabad, India en_US

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