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Research Interests for Gary Gereffi

Research Interests:

Gary Gereffi’s major ongoing research projects are: (1) a book on the uptake of the global value chain paradigm by major international organizations in the economic and social development arena (expected completion date: Dec. 2015); (2) work with the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank on export competitiveness, workforce development, and regional value chains, with an emphasis on Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa; (3) member of the Global Agenda Council on “The Future of Manufacturing” (World Economic Forum), which will initiate a bi-annual “Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit” co-sponsored by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), beginning in 2016; and (4) “A Global Value Chain Analysis of Food Security and Food Staples in the Energy-Exporting Countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region,” funded by the Minerva Initiative (U.S. Dept. of Defense) (2012-2016).

Agriculture, Asia, Central America, Deindustrialization, Developing Countries, East Asia, Food Supply, Free trade, Global Value Chains, Globalization, Governance, Human capital, Humans, Industrial districts, Industrial Upgrading, Industry, Information technology, International Competitiveness, Knowledge economy, Labor, Latin America, Models, Econometric, Morocco, North America, South Asia, Sustainability, Textile Industry, Transaction costs
Areas of Interest:

Comparative/Historical Sociology,
Economy and Society

Representative Publications
  1. Sturgeon, T; Gereffi, G; Guinn, A; Zylberberg, E, A Indstria Brasileira e as Candenas Globais de Valor (Brazilian Industry en Global Value Chains) (2014), Elsevier
  2. Gereffi, G, Global value chains in a post-Washington Consensus world, Review of International Political Economy, vol. 21 no. 1 (February, 2014), pp. 9-37, ISSN 0969-2290 [repository], [doi[abs]
  3. Olivier Cattaneo, Gary Gereffi, Sebastien Miroudot, and Daria Taglioni, Joining, Upgrading and Being Competitive in Global Value Chains: A Strategic Framework, World Bank (April, 2013) (Policy Research Working Paper 6406.) [main]
  4. Lee, J; Gereffi, G; Beauvais, J, Global value chains and agrifood standards: challenges and possibilities for smallholders in developing countries., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 109 no. 31 (July 31, 2012), pp. 12326-12331, ISSN 0027-8424 (Part of Special Feature on “Agriculture Development and Nutrition Security.”.) [repository], [doi[abs]
  5. Cornelia Staritz, Gary Gereffi and Olivier Cattaneo, co-editors, Shifting End Markets and Upgrading Prospects in Global Value Chains, Special issue of International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development (IJTLID), vol. Vol. 4, Nos. 1/2/3 (2011) [3]
  6. Gereffi, G; Lee, J, Why the World Suddenly Cares About Global Supply Chains, Journal of Supply Chain Management, vol. 48 no. 3 (July, 2012), pp. 24-32, WILEY, ISSN 1523-2409 [Gateway.cgi], [doi[abs]
  7. Gereffi, G; Christian, M, The impacts of Wal-Mart: The rise and consequences of the world's dominant retailer, Annual Review of Sociology, vol. 35 no. 1 (2009), pp. 573-591, ANNUAL REVIEWS, ISSN 0360-0572 [Gateway.cgi], [doi[abs]
  8. Barrientos, S; Gereffi, G; Rossi, A, Economic and social upgrading in global production networks: A new paradigm for a changing world, International Labour Review, vol. 150 no. 3-4 (2011), pp. 319-340, WILEY, ISSN 0020-7780 [Gateway.cgi], [doi[abs]
  9. Gereffi, G, Global Value Chains and International Competition, The Antitrust Bulletin, vol. 56 no. 1 (2011), pp. 37-56 [repository]
  10. Mayer, F; Gereffi, G, Regulation and Economic Globalization: Prospects and Limits of Private Governance, Business and Politics, vol. 12 no. 03 (Winter, 2010), pp. 1-25, Cambridge University Press (CUP), ISSN 1369-5258 [repository], [doi[abs]

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