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

Selected Grants

Agri-Food Value Chains in Ghana awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2018

Cocoa Global Value Chain A GVC Approach awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2018

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

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

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

Regional Value Chains in East Africa awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2016

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

Pages

Ponte, Stefano, Gary Gereffi, and Gale Raj-Reichert. Handbook on Global Value Chains. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019.

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

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

Staritz, C., G. Gereffi, and O. Cattaneo, eds. Shifting End Markets and Upgrading Prospects in Global Value Chains, 2011.

Cattaneo, Olivier, Gary Gereffi, and Cornelia Staritz. Global Value Chains in a Postcrisis World : A Development Perspective, 2010.

Gereffi, Gary, Kristen Dubay, and Marcy Lowe. 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.

Pages

Gereffi, Gary. “Global Value Chains, Development and Emerging Economies.” In Business and Development Studies: Issues and Perspectives, edited by Peter Lund-Thomsen, Michael Wendelboe Hansen, and Adam Lingreen, 125–58. New York: Routledge, 2020. Open Access Copy

De Marchi, V., E. Di Maria, and G. Gereffi. “Industrial Districts, Clusters and Global Value Chains: Toward in Integrated Framework.” In Local Clusters in Global Value Chains: Linking Actors and Territories through Manufacturing and Innovation, edited by V. De Marchi, E. Di Maria, and G. Gereffi, 1–18. London: Routledge, 2018. Open Access Copy

De Marchi, V., G. Gereffi, and R. Grandinetti. “Evolutionary Trajectories of Industrial Districts in Global Value Chains.” In Local Clusters in Global Value Chains: Linking Actors and Territories through Manufacturing and Innovation., edited by V. De Marchi, E. Di Maria, and G. Gereffi, 33–50. London: Routledge, 2018.

De Marchi, V., E. Di Maria, and G. Gereffi. “New Frontiers for Competitiveness and Innovation in Cluster and Value-Chain Research.” In Local Clusters in Global Value Chains: Linking Actors and Territories through Manufacturing and Innovation, edited by V. De Marchi, E. Di Maria, and G. Gereffi, 213–25. London: Routledge, 2018. Open Access Copy

Daly, J., and G. Gereffi. “Tourism global value chains and Africa.” In Industries without Smokestacks: Industrialization in Africa Reconsidered, 68–89, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198821885.003.0004. Full Text

Christian, M., and G. Gereffi. “Fast-food value chains and childhood obesity: A global perspective.” In Contemporary Endocrinology, 717–30, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68192-4_41. Full Text

Wu, X., and G. Gereffi. “Amazon and Alibaba: Internet governance, business models, and internationalization strategies.” In Progress in International Business Research, 13:327–56, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1745-886220180000013014. Full Text

Gereffi, G. “Global Value Chains, Productive Development Policies and Job Creation.” In The Lima Brainstorming Sessions: Productive Development Policies, Inclusive Growth and Job Creation, edited by José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs and Jorge Cornic, 2017/9:105–34. Lima, Peru: International Labour Organization (ILO), Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2017. Open Access Copy

Lee, J., G. Gereffi, and S. H. Lee. “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, 315–52. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2016. Open Access Copy

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Bamber, Penny, Karina Fernandez-Stark, Gary Gereffi, and Andrew Guinn. “Connecting Local Producers in Developing Countries to Regional and Global Value Chains: Update,” January 8, 2014.

Barrientos, Stephanie, Gary Gereffi, and Arianna Rossi. “Economic and Social Upgrading in Global Production Networks: Developing a Framework for Analysis,” 2012.

Gereffi, G., and Karina Fernandez-Stark. “The Offshore Services Value Chain: Developing Countries and the Crisis,” April 1, 2010. Open Access Copy

Gereffi, Gary, Mario Castillo, and Karina Fernandez-Stark. “The Offshore Services Industry: A New Opportunity for Latin America,” n.d.

Pages

Li, F., S. Frederick, and G. Gereffi. “E-Commerce and Industrial Upgrading in the Chinese Apparel Value Chain.” Journal of Contemporary Asia 49, no. 1 (January 1, 2019): 24–53. https://doi.org/10.1080/00472336.2018.1481220. Full Text Open Access Copy

Gereffi, G., S. Frederick, and P. Bamber. “Diverse paths of upgrading in high-tech manufacturing: Costa Rica in the electronics and medical devices global value chains.” Transnational Corporations 26, no. 1 (January 1, 2019): 1–29. Open Access Copy

Gereffi, G. “El TLCAN y las cadenas globales de valor.” Translated by V. S. Infante. Comercio Exterior, no. 11 (August 31, 2017): 118–21. Open Access Copy

Marchi, Valentina De, Gary Gereffi, and Roberto Grandinetti. “Distretti che evolvono nelle catene globali del valore: lezioni di resilienza dal Veneto” 2017/2, no. 2 (2017): 34–43.

Barrientos, S., G. Gereffi, and J. Pickles. “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 1, 2016): 1214–19. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308518X16634160. 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. 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): 308–13. 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

Pages

Gereffi, G. “The evolution of global value chains in the Internet era.” In Electronic Commerce for Development, edited by A. Goldstein and D. OConnor, 19–34. ORGANIZATION ECONOMIC COOPERATION & DEVELOPMENT, 2002.

Gereffi, G. “International economics and domestic policies.” In Current Sociology, 38:231–58, 1990. https://doi.org/10.1177/001139290038002011. Full Text

GEREFFI, G., and M. KORZENIEWICZ. “COMMODITY CHAINS AND FOOTWEAR EXPORTS IN THE SEMIPERIPHERY.” In Semiperipheral States in the World Economy, edited by W. G. MARTIN, 113:45–68. GREENWOOD PRESS, 1990. Open Access Copy

Frederick, Stacey, Penny Bamber, Lukas Brun, Jaehan Cho, Gary Gereffi, and Joonkoo Lee. “Korea in Global Value Chains: Pathways for Industrial Transformation.” Durham, NC: Duke Global Value Chains Center (GVCC) and KIET, September 15, 2017. Open Access Copy

Daly, Jack, and Gary Gereffi. “Tourism global value chains and Africa,” 2017. Open Access Copy

Gereffi, G., and K. Fernandez-Stark. “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., P. Bamber, and K. Fernandez-Stark. “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

Gereffi, G., P. Bamber, and K. Fernandez-Stark. “La promoción del trabajo decente en las cadenas mundiales de suministro en América Latina y el Caribe: Principales problemas, buenas prácticas, lecciones aprendidas y visión política.” Lima, Perú: Oficina Regional para América Latina y el Caribe, July 26, 2016. Open Access Copy

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

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

Pages

Bamber, P., S. Frederick, and G. Gereffi. “The Philippines in the Aerospace Global Value Chain.” Durham, NC: Duke CGGC, May 20, 2016. Open Access Copy

Sturgeon, T., J. Daly, S. Frederick, P. Bamber, and G. Gereffi. “The Philippines in the Automotive Global Value Chain.” Durham, NC: Duke CGGC, May 20, 2016. Open Access Copy

Bamber, P., S. Frederick, and G. Gereffi. “The Philippines in the Chemical Global Value Chain.” Durham, NC: Duke CGGC, May 20, 2016. Open Access Copy

Frederick, S., and G. Gereffi. “The Philippines in the Electronics & Electrical Global Value Chain.” Durham, NC: Duke CGGC, May 20, 2016. Open Access Copy

Daly, J., P. Bamber, and G. Gereffi. “The Philippines in the Paper Global Value Chain.” Durham, NC: Duke CGGC, May 20, 2016. Open Access Copy

Fernandez-Stark, K., P. Bamber, and G. Gereffi. “Peru in the High Quality Cotton Textile and Apparel Global Value Chain: Opportunities for Upgrading.” Durham, NC: Duke CGGC, January 20, 2016. Open Access Copy

Gereffi, G., P. Bamber, and K. Fernandez-Stark. “Peru in the Mining Equipment Global Value Chain: Opportunities for Upgrading.” Durham, NC: Duke CGGC, January 20, 2016. Open Access Copy

Fernandez-Stark, K., P. Bamber, and G. Gereffi. “Peru in the Table Grape Global Value Chain: Opportunities for Upgrading.” Durham, NC: Duke CGGC, January 20, 2016. Open Access Copy

Gereffi, G., and Xubei Luo. “Risks and Opportunities of Participation in Global Value Chains.” World Bank Policy Research Working Paper, April 1, 2014. Open Access Copy

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