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
Phone: 
(919) 660-5611

Overview

Gary Gereffi is Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Director of the Global Value Chains Center at Duke University (https://gvcc.duke.edu/).  He has published over a dozen books and numerous articles on globalization, industrial upgrading, and social and economic development, and he is one of the originators of the global value chains framework.  His most recent books are:  Handbook on Global Value Chains (co-edited by Stefano Ponte, Gary Gereffi and Gale Raj-Reichert), Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. 2019); and Global Value Chains and Development: Redefining the Contours of 21st Century Capitalism (Cambridge University Press, 2018).  Current projects include:  (1) the impact of U.S. protectionism on jobs and regional trade agreements; (2) evaluating how the digital economy and Industry 4.0 are likely to affect international business strategies and industrial upgrading; and (3) shifting regional interdependencies in East Asia and North America, with a focus on China, South Korea and Mexico vis-à-vis the United States.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Yale University 1980

Gereffi, G. “Mexico’s Industrial Development: Climbing Ahead or Falling Behind in the World Economy?” In Confronting Development: Assessing Mexico’s Economic and Social Policy Changes, edited by Kevin J. Middlebrook and Eduardo Zepeda, 195–240. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press and Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, University of California, San Diego, 2003.

Bair, J., and G. Gereffi. “NAFTA and the apparel commodity chain: Corporate strategies, interfirm networks, and industrial upgrading.” In Free Trade & Uneven Development: The North American Apparel Industry after Nafta, edited by G. Gereffi, D. Spener, and J. Bair, 23–50. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2002. Open Access Copy

Gereffi, G., M. A. Martínez, and J. Bair. “Torreón: The new blue jeans capital of the world.” In Free Trade & Uneven Development:: The North American Apparel Industry after Nafta, edited by G. Gereffi, D. Spener, and J. Bair, 203–23. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2002. Open Access Copy

Spener, D., G. Gereffi, and J. Bair. “Introduction: The apparel industry and North American economic integration.” In Free Trade and Uneven Development: The North American Apparel Industry after NAFTA, edited by G. Gereffi, D. Spener, and J. Bair, 3–22. Temple University Press, 2002. Open Access Copy

Bair, J., D. A. Spener, and G. Gereffi. “NAFTA and uneven development in the North American apparel industry.” In Free Trade & Uneven Development: The North American Apparel Industry after Nafta, edited by G. Gereffi, D. Spener, and J. Bair, 327–40. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2002. Open Access Copy

Bair, J., and G. Gereffi. “Industrial Development, Networks and Employment in the Apparel Commodity Chain.” In Grenzenlose Kontrolle? Organisatorischer Wandel Und Politische Macht Multinationaler Unternehmen, edited by C. Dörrenbächer and D. Plehwe, 195–242. Berlin, Germany: Berlin: edition sigma, 2000.

Gereffi, G. “The Mexico-U.S. Apparel Connection: Economic Dualism and Transnational Networks.” In Poverty or Development: Global Restructuring and Regional Transformations in the U.S. South and the Mexican South, edited by Richard Tardanico and Mark B. Rosenberg, 59–89. New York: Routledge, 2000.

Gereffi, G. “The Regional Dynamics of Global Trade: Asian, American, and European Models of Apparel Sourcing.” In The Dialectics of Globalization—Regional Responses to World Economic Processes: Asia, Europe, and Latin America in Comparative Perspective, edited by M. Vellinga, 31–62. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2000.

Gereffi, G. “More than the Market, More than the State: Global Commodity Chains and Industrial Upgrading in East Asia.” In Beyond the Developmental State: East Asia’s Political Economies Reconsidered, edited by Steve Chan, Cal Clark, and Danny Lam, 38–59. New York: St. Martin’s Press and Macmillan, 1998.

Gereffi, G. “Global Sourcing and Regional Divisions of Labor in the Pacific Rim.” In What Is in a Rim? Critical Perspectives on the Pacific Region Idea, 2nd Ed, edited by Arif Dirlik, 143–61. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1998.

Pages

Sturgeon, Timothy, Gary Gereffi, Kimberly B. Rogers, and Karina Fernandez-Stark. “The Prospects for Mexico in the North American Automotive Industry: A Global Value Chain Perspective.” Actes Du Gerpisa, March 2010, 11–22.

Golden, J. S., K. J. Dooley, J. M. Anderies, B. H. Thompson, G. Gereffi, and L. Pratson. “Sustainable product indexing: Navigating the challenge of ecolabeling.” Ecology and Society 15, no. 3 (January 1, 2010). https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-03466-150308. Full Text Open Access Copy

Gereffi, G. “China y México en la economía global: trayectorias de desarrollo divergentes en una era de crisis económica.” Foro Internacional 3–4, no. 201–202 (2010): 778–807.

Gereffi, G., and M. Christian. “The impacts of Wal-Mart: The rise and consequences of the world's dominant retailer.” Annual Review of Sociology 35 (December 1, 2009): 573–91. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-soc-070308-115947. Full Text

Sturgeon, T. J., and G. Gereffi. “Measuring success in the global economy: International trade, industrial upgrading, and business function outsourcing in global value chains.” Transnational Corporations 18, no. 2 (August 1, 2009): 1–35.

Gereffi, Gary, Joonkoo Lee, and Michelle Christian. “US-Based Food and Agricultural Value Chains and Their Relevance to Healthy Diets.Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition 4, no. 3–4 (July 2009): 357–74. https://doi.org/10.1080/19320240903321276. Full Text Open Access Copy

Gereffi, G. “Development models and industrial upgrading in China and Mexico.” European Sociological Review 25, no. 1 (February 1, 2009): 37–51. https://doi.org/10.1093/esr/jcn034. Full Text

Sturgeon, Timothy J., Olga Memedovic, Johannes Van Biesebroeck, and Gary Gereffi. “Globalisation of the automotive industry: main features and trends.” International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development 2, no. 1 (January 2009): 7–24.

Wadhwa, Vivek, Gary Gereffi, and Alex Salkever. “The American Brain Drain and Asia.” The Asia Pacific Journal 14-1–09 (2009).

Sturgeon, T. J., J. Van Biesebroeck, and G. Gereffi. “The North American automotive value chain: Canada’s role and prospects.” International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development 2, no. 1–2 (January 1, 2009): 25–52. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJTLID.2009.021955. Full Text

Pages

Gereffi, Gary, Ghada Ahmed, and Marcy Lowe. “Case Study: Cree, Inc. Local Markets and Global Competitiveness: A Value Chain Analysis,” October 2010.

Lowe, Marcy, Saori Tokuoka, Tali Trigg, and Gary Gereffi. “Lithium-ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles: The U.S. Value Chain,” October 2010.

Brun, Lukas, Ajmal Abdulsamad, Christpher Guertsen, and Gary Gereffi. “Agricultural Value Chains in the Mexicali Valley of Mexico: Main Producers and Buyers,” September 2010.

Lowe, M., S. Tokuoka, K. Dubay, and G. Gereffi. “U.S. Manufacture of Rail Vehicles for Intercity Passenger Rail and Urban Transit: A Value Chain Analysis,” June 22, 2010.

Gereffi, G., and S. Frederick. “The Global Apparel Value Chain, Trade and the Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities for Developing Countries.” Policy Research Working Paper 5281, April 2010.

Gereffi, G., and K. Fernandez-Stark. “The Offshore Services Value Chain: Developing Countries and the Crisis.” Policy Research Working Paper 5262, April 2010.

Dubay, K., S. Tokuoka, and G. Gereffi. “A Value Chain Analysis of the Sinaloa, Mexico Shrimp Fishery,” March 15, 2010.

Fernandez-Stark, K., P. Bamber, and G. Gereffi. “Workforce Development in Chile’s Offshore Services Value Chain,” March 15, 2010.

Gereffi, G., and K. Fernandez-Stark. “The Offshore Services Global Value Chain,” March 1, 2010.

Fernandez-Stark, K., P. Bamber, and G. Gereffi. “Chile’s Offshore Services Value Chain,” March 1, 2010.

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