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'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. “Mexico’s ‘Old’ and ‘New’ Maquiladora Industries: Contrasting Approaches to North American Integration.” In Neoliberalism Revisited: Economic Restructuring and Mexico’s Political Future, edited by G. Otero, 85–105. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1996.

Gereffi, G. “Global Production Systems and Third World Development..” In Global Change, Regional Response: The New International Context of Development, edited by Barbara Stallings, 100–142. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Gereffi, G. “Contending Paradigms for Cross-Regional Comparison: Development Strategies and Commodity Chains inEast Asia and Latin America..” In Latin America in Comparative Perspective: New Approaches to Methods and Analysis, edited by Peter H. Smith, 33–58. Boulder, Co: Westview Press, 1995.

Gereffi, G. “Contending Paradigms for Cross-Regional Comparison: Development Strategies and Commodity Chains in East Asia and Latin America.” In Latin America in Comparative Perspective: New Approaches to Methods and Analysis, 33–58. Boulder, CO: Westview, 1995.

Gereffi, G. “The International Economy and Economic Development..” In The Handbook of Economic Sociology, edited by N. J. Smelser and R. Swedberg, 206–33. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1994.

Gereffi, G., M. E. Korzeniewicz, and R. P. Korzeniewicz. “Introduction: Global Commodity Chains.” In Commodity Chains and Global Capitalism, edited by G. Gereffi and M. Korzeniewicz, 1–14. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994.

Gereffi, G. “The Organization of Buyer-Driven Global Commodity Chains: How U.S. Retailers Shape Overseas Production Networks..” In Commodity Chains and Global Capitalism, edited by G. Gereffi and M. Korzeniewicz, 95–122. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1994.

Gereffi, G. “Capitalism, Development and Global Commodity Chains..” In Capitalism and Development, edited by Leslie Sklair, 211–31. London: Routledge, 1994.

Appelbaum, R. P., and G. Gereffi. “Power and Profits in the Apparel Commodity Chain.” In Global Production: The Apparel Industry in the Pacific Rim, edited by E. Bonacich, L. Cheng, N. Chinchilla, N. Hamilton, and P. Ong, 42–62. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1994.

Cheng, L., and G. Gereffi. “U.S. Retailers and Asian Garment Production.” In Global Production: The Apparel Industry in the Pacific Rim, edited by E. Bonacich, L. Cheng, N. Chinchilla, N. Hamilton, and P. Ong, 63–79, 1994.

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Wadhwa, Vivek, Una Kim de Vitton, and G. Gereffi. “How the Disciple Became the Guru,” July 23, 2008.

Sturgeon, T., J. Van Biesebroeck, and G. Gereffi. “Value chains, networks and clusters: Reframing the global automotive industry.” Journal of Economic Geography 8, no. 3 (May 1, 2008): 297–321. https://doi.org/10.1093/jeg/lbn007. Full Text Open Access Copy

Gereffi, G., V. Wadhwa, B. E. N. Rissing, and R. Ong. “Getting the numbers right: International engineering education in the United States, China, and India.” Journal of Engineering Education 97, no. 1 (January 1, 2008): 13–25. https://doi.org/10.1002/j.2168-9830.2008.tb00950.x. Full Text

Wadhwa, Vivek, AnnaLee Saxenian, Ben A. Rissing, and G. Gereffi. “Skilled Immigration and Economic Growth,” 2008.

Gereffi, G. “Promises and challenges of development [ Promessa e desafios do desenvolvimento].” Tempo Social 19, no. 1 (June 2007): 223–48.

Wadhwa, V., G. Gereffi, B. Rissing, and R. Ong. “Where the engineers are.” Issues in Science and Technology 23, no. 3 (March 1, 2007): 73–84.

Gereffi, Gary, and Ryan Ong. “Wal-Mart in China.” Harvard Asia Pacific Review 9 (2007): 46–49.

Gereffi, Gary, Ryan Denniston, and Mike Hensen. “North Carolina in the Global Economy: A Value Chain Perspective on the State’s Leading Industries.” Journal of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management 5 (2007). Open Access Copy

Neidik, B., and G. Gereffi. “Explaining Turkey's emergence and sustained competitiveness as a full-package supplier of apparel.” Environment and Planning A 38, no. 12 (December 1, 2006): 2285–2303. https://doi.org/10.1068/a38127. Full Text

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Lowe, M., R. Golini, and G. Gereffi. “U.S. Adoption of High-Efficiency Motors and Drives: Lessons Learned,” February 25, 2010.

Gereffi, G., M. Castillo, and K. Fernandez-Stark. “The Offshore Services Industry: A New Opportunity for Latin America.” IDB Policy Brief, #IDB-PB-101. Washington, DC, November 10, 2009.

Lowe, M., B. Aytekin, and G. Gereffi. “Public Transit Buses: A Green Choice Gets Greener,” October 26, 2009.

Ayee, G., M. Lowe, and G. Gereffi. “Wind Power: Generating Electricity and Employment,” September 22, 2009.

Dubay, K., and G. Gereffi. “Residential Re-Insulation,” August 6, 2009.

Lowe, M., G. Ayee, and G. Gereffi. “Hybrid Drivetrains for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Trucks,” June 2, 2009.

Dubay, K., and G. Gereffi. “Carbon Capture and Storage: A Post-Combustion Capture Technology,” May 4, 2009.

Wadhwa, Vivek, AnnaLee Saxenian, Richard B. Freeman, and G. Gereffi. “America's Loss is the World's Gain: America's New Immigrant Entrepreneurs, Part 4,” March 2, 2009.

Dubay, K., G. Ayee, and G. Gereffi. “Electric Heat Pump Water Heaters,” February 27, 2009.

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