Miguel Dindial

Dindial Miguel

Postgraduate Researcher

Postgraduate Researchers, International Business, Centre for International Business at the University of Leeds (CIBUL)


MSc. International Business (Distinction)

BSc. Management Studies and Finance (First class honours)

Professional Memberships

Academy of International Business (AIB)

British Academy of Management (BAM)


Prior to embarking on my PhD, I was the project coordinator for the Caribbean-Pacific Island Mobility Scheme (CARPIMS) led by the University of the West Indies (UWI).

Pacific Island Mobility Scheme (CARPIMS) is the largest South-South Scholarship Mobility Project funded by the European Union. The Program facilitates the movement of students and staff across the Caribbean and Pacific Region as a means of facilitating Institutional Capacity Building and Socioeconomic Development.


Government of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT) National Post Graduate Scholarship, 2013

Government of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT) National Post Graduate Scholarship, 2010

Government of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT) National Undergraduate Scholarship, 2006


Thesis title

Re-conceptualizing economic upgrading from global value chain participation: a dynamic firm level perspective


Professor Jeremy Clegg

Dr Hinrich Voss


global value chains, economic development, transaction cost economics (TCE), economic upgrading

Thesis synopsis

Research to date on global value chains (GVCs) and economic upgrading has lacked a strong theoretical grounding by employed only observational evidence. As such, existing work has primarily emphasized superficial indicators of the effects of GVC participation, for instance - technological deepening in developing country firms. In so doing, extant studies have neglected the ex-post implications that upgrading via GVC participation may have on chain governance and bargaining power.

Given the above theoretical shortcomings, this PhD aims to understand the interplay between economic upgrading and bargaining power in GVCs. the research develops insights from an embedded case study with focus on an agricultural sector within a developing country.


The upgrading potential of offshoring: A global value chain perspective, Jeremy Clegg; Miguel Dindial; Hinrich Voss, Università Bocconi; Milan; 29 October 2015

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