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. “International trade and industrial upgrading in the apparel commodity chain.” Journal of International Economics 48, no. 1 (June 1, 1999): 37–70. Full Text

Gereffi, Gary, and Jennifer Bair. “U.S. Companies Eye NAFTA’s Prize.” Bobbin 39 (March 1998): 26–35. Open Access Copy

Ramaswamy, K. V., and G. Gereffi. “India's apparel sector in the global economy - Catching up or falling behind.” Economic and Political Weekly 33, no. 3 (January 17, 1998): 122–30.

Gereffi, G. “Global Shifts, Regional Response: Can North America Meet the Full-Package Challenge?.” Bobbin 39 (November 1997): 16–31.

Gereffi, G. “Competitividade e redes na cadeia produtiva do vestuário na América do Norte..” Revista Latino Americana De Estudos Do Trabalho [Sao Paulo, Brazil] 3 (1997): 101–27.

Gereffi, G. “Commodity Chains and Regional Divisions of Labor in East Asia..” Journal of Asian Business 12 (May 1996): 75–112.

Gereffi, Gary, and Lynn Hempel. “Latin America in the Global Economy: Running Faster to Stay in Place.” Nacla Report on the Americas 29, no. 4 (January 1996): 18–27. Full Text

Gereffi, G. “Globalization’s Winners and Losers..” Global Perspective 8 (1996): 4–7.

Gereffi, Gary. “State policies and industrial upgrading in East Asia.” Revue D’Économie Industrielle 71, no. 1 (1995): 79–90. Open Access Copy