Gary Gereffi

Professor of Sociology

External address: 
264 Soc-psych, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Duke Box 90088, Durham, NC 27708-0088
Phone: 
(919) 660-5611

Overview

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).

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Yale University 1980

The Establishment of Small Business Development Centers in CARICOM Member States awarded by Organization of American States (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2018

Nazarbayev University Collaborative Agreement awarded by Government of Kazakhstan (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2017

Global Value Chain Analysis (GVC) Study: Manufacturing Sectors Under Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for De awarded by Research Triangle Institute International (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2017

Global Value Chain (GVC) Industrial Restructuring for the Korean Economy awarded by Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2017

Inequality and Food Value Chains awarded by Oxfam America (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2017

Regional Value Chains in East Africa awarded by The London School of Economics and Political Science (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2016

A Global Value Chain Analysis of Food Security and Food Staples for Major Energy-Exporting Nations awarded by U.S. Army Research, Development & Engineering Command (Co-Principal Investigator). 2012 to 2015

California in the Nanotechnology Economy Mapping Project awarded by University of California - Santa Barbara (Principal Investigator). 2012 to 2015

The Solar Economy: Widespread Benefits for North Carolina awarded by Environmental Defense Fund (Principal Investigator). 2015

Surna-SFPUC Green Infrastructure Value Chain awarded by Surdna Foundation, Inc. (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2015

Pages

Sturgeon, T, Gereffi, G, Guinn, A, and Zylberberg, E. A Indstria Brasileira e as Candenas Globais de Valor (Brazilian Industry en Global Value Chains). São Paolo, Brazil: Elsevier, 2014.

Gereffi, G, Fernandez-Stark, K, and Psilos, P. Skills for Upgrading: Workforce Development and Global Value Chains in Developing Countries. Duke University, Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness, February 2011.

Shifting End Markets and Upgrading Prospects in Global Value Chains. Edited by C Staritz, G Gereffi, and O Cattaneo. 2011. (Edited Book)

Cattaneo, O, Gereffi, G, and Staritz, C. Global Value Chains in a Postcrisis World : A Development Perspective. 2010.

Gereffi, G, Dubay, K, and Lowe, M. Manufacturing Climate Solutions: Carbon-Reducing Technologies and U.S. Jobs. Duke University: Center on Globalization, Governance, and Competitiveness, 2008.

Gereffi, G. The New Offshoring of Jobs and Global Development. Geneva: International Institute for Labor Studies and International Labor Organization., 2006.

Garretón, MA, Cavarozzi, M, Cleaves, PS, Gereffi, G, and Hartlyn, J. Latin America in the 21st Century: Toward a New Sociopolitical Matrix. Miami, FL: University of Miami, North-South Center Press, 2003.

Gereffi, G, Spener, D, and Bair, J. Free Trade and Uneven Development: The North American Apparel Industry After NAFTA. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, August 1, 2002.

Gereffi, G. The Value of Value Chains: Spreading the Gains from Globalisation. Edited by G Gereffi and R Kaplinsky. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, July 2001.

Gereffi, G, and Korzeniewicz, M. Commodity Chains and Global Capitalism. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (hardcover) and Praeger (paperback), 1994.

Pages

Lee, J, Gereffi, G, and Lee, SH. "Social Upgrading in Mobile Phone GVCs: Firm-level Comparisons of Working Conditions and Labor Rights." In Labour in Global Value Chains in Asia,edited by D Nathan, M Tewari, and S Sarkar, 315-352. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, November 1, 2016. (Chapter) Open Access Copy

Gereffi, G, and Luo, X. "Assessing the Risks and Opportunities of Participation in Global Value Chains." In Achieving Workers’ Rights in the Global Economy,edited by RP Appelbaum and N Lichtenstein, 152-170. Ithaca, NY: ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, May 10, 2016. (Chapter) Open Access Copy

Bair, J, and Gereffi, G. "Towards Better Work in Central America: Nicaragua and the CAFTA Context." In Towards Better Work: Understanding Labour in Apparel Global Value Chains,edited by A Rossi, A Luinstra, and J Pickles, 251-275. Basingstoke, UK: UK: Palgrave Macmillan and the International Labour Office, January 1, 2014. (Chapter) Open Access Copy

Milberg, W, Jiang, X, and Gereffi, G. "Industrial Policy in the Era of Vertically Specialized Industrialization." In Transforming Economies: Making Industrial Policy Work for Growth, Jobs and Development,edited by J Salazar-Xirinachs, I Nübler, and R Kozul-Wright, 151-178. Geneva,: International Labour Organization and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, 2014. (Chapter) Open Access Copy

Gereffi, G, and Sturgeon, T. "Global Value Chain-Oriented Industrial Policy: The Role of Emerging Economies." In Global Value Chains in a Changing World,edited by DK Elms and P Low, 329-360. Geneva: World Trade Organization, Fung Global Institute and Temasek Foundation Centre for Trade & Negotiations, 2013. (Chapter) Open Access Copy

Sturgeon, TJ, Nielsen, PB, Linden, G, Gereffi, G, and Brown, C. "Direct Measurement of Global Value Chains: Collecting Product- and Firm-Level Statistics on Value Added and Business Function Outsourcing and Offshoring." In Trade in Value Added: Developing New Measures of Cross-Border Trade,edited by A Mattoo, A Wang, and SJ Wei, 291-321. Washington, DC: The World Bank and CEPR, 2013. (Chapter)

Fernandez-Stark, K, Bamber, P, and Gereffi, G. "Regional Competitiveness in the Latin America Offshore Services Value Chain." In The Oxford Handbook of Offshoring and Global Employment,edited by A Bardhan, DW Jaffe, and CA Kroll, 534-563. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. (Chapter)

Appelbaum, RP, Parker, R, Cao, C, and Gereffi, G. "China’s (Not So Hidden) Developmental State: Becoming a Leading Nanotechnology Innovator in the Twenty-First Century." In State of Innovation: The U.S. Government’s Role in Technology Development,edited by F Block and MR Keller, 217-235. Paradigm Publishers, 2011. (Chapter) Open Access Copy

Sturgeon, T, Humphrey, J, and Gereffi, G. "Making the Global Supply Base." In The Market Makers: How Retailers Are Reshaping the Global Economy,edited by GG Hamilton, M Petrovic, and B Senauer, 231-254. Oxford University Press, 2011. (Chapter) Open Access Copy

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Barrientos, S, Gereffi, G, and Pickles, J. "New dynamics of upgrading in global value chains: Shifting terrain for suppliers and workers in the global south." Environment and Planning A 48, no. 7 (July 2016): 1214-1219. Full Text Open Access Copy

Gereffi, G. "China’s Greatest Legacy Was to Create a Model of Inclusive Development." Integration and Trade, no. 40 (June 24, 2016): 298-303. (Interview) Open Access Copy

Gereffi, G. "El mayor legado de China fue crear un modelo de desarrollo inclusivo." Integración y Comercio, no. 40 (June 10, 2016): 308-313. (Interview) Open Access Copy

Gereffi, G. "América Latina en las cadenas globales de valor y el papel de China." Boletín Informativo Techint, no. 350 (December 10, 2015): 27-40. Open Access Copy

Frederick, S, Bair, J, and Gereffi, G. "Regional trade agreements and export competitiveness: the uncertain path of Nicaragua’s apparel exports under CAFTA." Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society 8, no. 3 (November 2015): 403-420. Full Text Open Access Copy

Gereffi, G, and Luo, X. "Risks and Opportunities of Participation in Global Value Chains." Journal of Banking and Financial Economics 2, no. 4 (September 30, 2015): 51-63. Full Text Open Access Copy

Lee, J, and Gereffi, G. "Global value chains, rising power firms and economic and social upgrading." Edited by D Prof Rudolf R Sinkovics Mo Yamin. Critical perspectives on international business 11, no. 3/4 (July 6, 2015): 319-339. Full Text Open Access Copy

Gereffi, G, and Luo, X. "Risks and Opportunities of Participation in Global Value Chains." Journal of Banking and Financial Economics, Vol. 2, no. 4 (May 10, 2015). Open Access Copy

Frederick, S, Bair, J, and Gereffi, G. "Editor's choice Regional trade agreements and export competitiveness: the uncertain path of Nicaragua’s apparel exports under CAFTA." Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society 8, no. 3 (2015): 403-420. Open Access Copy

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Gereffi, G, and Fernandez-Stark, K. Global Value Chain Analysis: A Primer, 2nd Edition. Durham, NC: Duke CGGC (Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness), July 29, 2016. Open Access Copy

Gereffi, G, Bamber, P, and Fernandez-Stark, K. Promoting Decent Work in Global Supply Chains in Latin America and the Caribbean: Key Issues, Good Practices, Lessons Learned and Policy Insights. Lima, Peru: ILO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, July 27, 2016. Open Access Copy

Bamber, P, Frederick, S, and Gereffi, G. The Philippines in the Aerospace Global Value Chain. Durrham, NC: Duke CGGC (Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness), May 20, 2016. Open Access Copy

Sturgeon, T, Daly, J, Frederick, S, Bamber, P, and Gereffi, G. The Philippines in the Automotive Global Value Chain. Durham, NC: Duke CGGC (Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness), May 20, 2016. Open Access Copy

Frederick, S, and Gereffi, G. The Philippines in the Electronics & Electrical Global Value Chain. Durham, NC: Duke CGGC (Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness), May 20, 2016. Open Access Copy

Bamber, P, Frederick, S, and Gereffi, G. The Philippines in the Chemical Global Value Chain. Durham, NC: Duke CGGC (Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness), May 20, 2016. Open Access Copy

Daly, J, Bamber, P, and Gereffi, G. The Philippines in the Paper Global Value Chain. Durham, NC: Duke CGGC (Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness), May 20, 2016. Open Access Copy

Fernandez-Stark, K, Bamber, P, and Gereffi, G. Peru in the High Quality Cotton Textile and Apparel Global Value Chain: Opportunities for Upgrading. Durham, NC: Duke CGGC (Duke University, Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness), January 29, 2016. Full Text Open Access Copy

Pages

Bamber, P, Frederick, S, and Gereffi, G. "The Philippines in the Aerospace Global Value Chain." (May 20, 2016): 1-77. Open Access Copy

Sturgeon, T, Daly, J, Frederick, S, Bamber, P, and Gereffi, G. "The Philippines in the Automotive Global Value Chain." (May 20, 2016): 1-52. Open Access Copy

Bamber, P, Frederick, S, and Gereffi, G. "The Philippines in the Chemical Global Value Chain." (May 20, 2016): 1-75. Open Access Copy

Daly, J, Bamber, P, and Gereffi, G. "The Philippines in the Paper Global Value Chain." (May 20, 2016): 1-49. Open Access Copy

Gereffi, G, Bamber, P, Fernandez-Stark, K, and Gereffi, G. "Peru in the Mining Equipment Global Value Chain: Opportunities for Upgrading." (January 20, 2016): 1-51. Open Access Copy

Fernandez-Stark, K, Bamber, P, and Gereffi, G. "Peru in the Table Grape Global Value Chain: Opportunities for Upgrading." (January 20, 2016): 1-52. Open Access Copy

Gereffi, G, and Luo, X. "Risks and Opportunities of Participation in Global Value Chains." World Bank Policy Research Working Paper, no. 6847 (April 1, 2014).

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