|Office Location:||264 Soc-Psych|
|Office Phone:||(919) 660-5611/660-5614|
Teaching (Fall 2013):
|M.A. & M.Phil.||Yale University||1974|
|B.A.||University of Notre Dame||1970|
Gary Gereffi's research interests deal with the competitive strategies of global firms, the governance of global value chains, economic and social upgrading, and the emerging global knowledge economy. His major ongoing research projects are: (1) a 3-year project with the Minerva Initiative (U.S. Dept. of Defense) on “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”; (2) economic, social and environmental upgrading in global production networks, including a 3-year project with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) on “Capturing the Gains: Economic and Social Upgrading in Global Production Networks and Trade” (2009-2013); (3) food safety, productivity and workforce development in several global food and agricultural value chains, with an emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa; (4) the competitiveness of North Carolina industries in the global economy, utilizing a value chain perspective; and (5) an ongoing collaboration with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and other sponsors on clean (low-carbon) technologies and U.S. jobs.