Gary Gereffi

Gary Gereffi

Professor Emeritus of Sociology

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


Gary Gereffi's major ongoing research projects are:  (1) a book (co-authored with Frederick Mayer) on the uptake of the global value chain paradigm by major international organizations in the economic and social development arena; (2) a forthcoming co-edited volume with Valentina De Marchi and Eleonora Di Maria on Local Clusters in Global Value Chains: Linking Actors and Territories Through Manufacturing and Innovation (Routledge, 2017); (3) 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; (4) member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on “The Future of Manufacturing” (2012-2016); and  (5) “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,” with case studies on Egypt, Russia, Morocco and Syria.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Yale University 1980

Gereffi, G., and D. Wyman. “Determinants of Development Strategies in Latin America and East Asia.” Pacific Focus 2, no. 1 (January 1, 1987): 5–33. Full Text

Gereffi, G. “Power and Dependency in an Interdependent World: A Guide to Understanding the Contemporary Global Crisis..” International Journal of Comparative Sociology 25 (March 1984): 9l-ll3. Open Access Copy

Gereffi, G. “La industria farmacéutica mundial y sus efectos en América Latina..” Comercio Exterior 33 (October 1983): 879–93.

Gereffi, G. “La internacionalización y la estructura de la industria farmacéutica mundial..” Economía De América Latina 9, 1982, 219–28.

Gereffi, Gary, and Peter Evans. “Transnational Corporations, Dependent Development, and State Policy in the Semiperiphery: A Comparison of Brazil and Mexico.” Latin American Research Review 16 (1981): 31–64.

Evans, Peter, and Gary Gereffi. “Inversión extranjera y desarrollo dependiente: una comparación entre Brasil y México.” Revista Mexicana De Sociología 42 (1980): 9–70.

Gereffi, Gary. “Drug firms and dependency in Mexico: the case of the steroid hormone industry.” International Organization 32, no. 01 (December 1978): 237–86.

Gereffi, G. A. “Dimensions of community power: A study of an unincorporated town.” Sociological Focus 3, no. 4 (January 1, 1970): 43–64. Full Text