Definition of Global Commodity Chain
(noun) An internationally integrated process of economic links between corporations and workers whereby commodities are gathered, transformed into goods and services, and distributed to consumers across the world.
Global Commodity Chain Pronunciation
Syllabification: glob·al com·mod·i·ty chain
- American English – /glOH-buhl kuh-mAHd-uh-tee chAYn/
- British English – /glOH-buhl kuh-mOd-i-tee chAYn/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈgloʊbəl kəˈmɑdəti ʧeɪn/
- British English – /ˈgləʊbəl kəˈmɒdɪti ʧeɪn/
- Plural: global commodity chains
- Not to be confused with global assembly line.
- Economic Sociology Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “global” and “commodity” and “chain” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- global inequality
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Cite the Definition of Global Commodity Chain
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “global commodity chain.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 28, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/global-commodity-chain/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
global commodity chain. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/global-commodity-chain/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “global commodity chain.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 28, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/global-commodity-chain/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“global commodity chain.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 28 Mar. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/global-commodity-chain/>.