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Gary Gereffi, Faculty of Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Professor of Sociology

Gary Gereffi
Contact Info:
Office Location:  264 Sociology-Psychology Bldg., Box 90088
Office Phone:  919-660-5611
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Spring 2014):

  • SOCIOL 342D.001, ORGANIZA/GLOBAL COMPETIT Synopsis
    Soc/Psych 126, MW 11:45 AM-12:35 PM
  • SOCIOL 342D.01D, ORGANIZA/GLOBAL COMPETIT Synopsis
    Social Sciences 124, F 11:45 AM-12:35 PM
  • SOCIOL 342D.02D, ORGANIZA/GLOBAL COMPETIT Synopsis
    Languages 207, F 11:45 AM-12:35 PM
  • SOCIOL 342D.03D, ORGANIZA/GLOBAL COMPETIT Synopsis
    Languages 207, F 10:05 AM-10:55 AM
Teaching (Fall 2014):

  • SOCIOL 730S.01, PROSEM:COMPAR/HST SOCIOL (TOP) Synopsis
    Soc/Psych 331, Tu 04:40 PM-07:10 PM
Office Hours:

264 Sociology-Psychology Bldg., Box 90088
Durham, NC 27708
Education:

Ph.D.Yale University1980
M.A. & M.Phil.Yale University1974
B.A.University of Notre Dame1970
Research Interests:

Gary Gereffi's major ongoing research projects are: (1) the Jordan Competitiveness Program, with a focus on ICT, clean technology, and health and life sciences, funded by USAID (2013-2017); (2) “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) (2012-2015); (3) work with the World Bank and the African Development Bank on export competitiveness and workforce development in global and regional food and agricultural value chains, with an emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa; (4) “Capturing the Gains: Economic and Social Upgrading in Global Production Networks and Trade”, funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) (2009-2013); and (5) North Carolina in the Global Economy, with a focus on manufacturing, exports and jobs.

Areas of Interest:

Development,
Comparative/Historical Sociology,
Economy and Society

Keywords:

Global Value Chains • International Competitiveness • Governance • Industrial Upgrading

Curriculum Vitae
Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

    Representative Publications   (More Publications)

    1. Timothy Sturgeon, Gary Gereffi, Andrew Guinn and Ezequiel Zylberberg, A Indústria Brasileira e as Candenas Globais de Valor (Brazilian Industry en Global Value Chains) (2014), São Paolo, Brazil: Elsevier
    2. Gary Gereffi, Global Value Chains in a Post-Washington Consensus World, Review of International Political Economy, vol. 21 no. 1 (February, 2014), pp. 9-37
    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. Joonkoo Lee, Gary Gereffi and Janet Beauvais, Global Value Chains and Agrifoods Standards: Challenges and Possibilities for Smallholders in Developing Countries, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 109 no. 31 (July 31, 2012), pp. 12326-12331 (Part of Special Feature on “Agriculture Development and Nutrition Security.”.) [12326.full.pdf+html]
    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. Gary Gereffi and Joonkoo Lee, Why the World Suddenly Cares About Global Supply Chains, Journal of Supply Chain Management, vol. 48 no. 3 (July, 2012), pp. 24-32 [issuetoc]
    7. Gary Gereffi and Michelle Christian, The Impacts of Wal-Mart: The Rise and Consequences of the World's Dominant Retailer, Annual Review of Sociology, vol. 35 no. 573-591 (2009) [annurev-soc-070308-115947]
    8. Stephanie Barrientos, Gary Gereffi and Arianna Rossi, 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
    9. Gary Gereffi, Global Value Chains and International Competition, The Antitrust Bulletin, vol. 56 no. 1 (2011), pp. 37-56
    10. Frederick Mayer and Gary Gereffi, Regulation and Economic Globalization: Prospects and Limits of Private Governance, Business and Politics, vol. 12 no. 3 (Winter, 2010) [available here]  [abs]


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