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Gary Gereffi, Professor

Gary Gereffi


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Gary Gereffi

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Office: 266 Soc-Psych
Phone: (919) 660-5611/660-5614
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Fax: (919) 660-5623
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Areas of Interest:

Comparative/Historical Sociology,
Economy and Society
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). 

Selected Publications/Recent Research:

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

    2014     A Indústria Brasileira e as Candenas Globais de Valor (Brazilian Industry en Global Value Chains) Timothy Sturgeon, Gary Gereffi, Andrew Guinn and Ezequiel Zylberberg. São Paolo, Brazil: Elsevier

    2014     Global Value Chains in a Post-Washington Consensus World Gary Gereffi. Review of International Political Economy , Vol. 21, No. 1,February, 2014. , 9-37

    2012     Global Value Chains and Agrifoods Standards: Challenges and Possibilities for Smallholders in Developing Countries Joonkoo Lee, Gary Gereffi and Janet Beauvais. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , Vol. 109, No. 31,July 31, 2012. , 12326-12331

    2011     Shifting End Markets and Upgrading Prospects in Global Value Chains Cornelia Staritz, Gary Gereffi and Olivier Cattaneo, co-editors. Special issue of International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development (IJTLID) , Vol. Vol. 4, Nos. 1/2/3,2011.

    2012     Why the World Suddenly Cares About Global Supply Chains Gary Gereffi and Joonkoo Lee. Journal of Supply Chain Management , Vol. 48, No. 3,July, 2012. , 24-32

    2009     The Impacts of Wal-Mart: The Rise and Consequences of the World's Dominant Retailer Gary Gereffi and Michelle Christian. Annual Review of Sociology , Vol. 35, No. 573-591,2009.

    2011     Economic and Social Upgrading in Global Production Networks: A New Paradigm for a Changing World Stephanie Barrientos, Gary Gereffi and Arianna Rossi. International Labour Review , Vol. 150, No. 3-4,2011. , 319-340

    2011     Global Value Chains and International Competition Gary Gereffi. The Antitrust Bulletin , Vol. 56, No. 1 , 37-56

    2010     Regulation and Economic Globalization: Prospects and Limits of Private Governance Frederick Mayer and Gary Gereffi. Business and Politics , Vol. 12, No. 3,Winter, 2010.
    http://www.bepress.com/bap/vol12/iss3/art11/  [http://fds.duke.edu/db/aas/Sociology/faculty/ggere/publications/185730]


Course Descriptions:

    Duke University. Spring & Fall 2012
  • Organizations and Global Competitiveness(SOC 142) Syllabus

  • Globalization and Development(Soc 730S-03) Syllabus


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