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. “The Reorganization of Production on a World Scale: States, Markets and Networks in the Apparel and Electronics Commodity Chains.” In Regionalization and Labour Market Interdependence in East and Southeast Asia, edited by Duncan Campbell, Aurelio Parisotto, Anil Verma, and Asma Lateef, 43–91. New York:St. Martin’s Press and Macmillan, 1997.

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. “The Elusive Last Lap in the Quest for Developed-Country Status.” In Globalization: Critical Reflections, edited by James H. Mittelman, 53–81. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 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.

Pages

Evgeniev, E., and G. Gereffi. “Textile and apparel firms in turkey and bulgaria: Exports, local upgrading and dependency.” Ikonomicheski Izsledvania 17, no. 3 (December 1, 2008): 148–79.

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.

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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.

Lowe, M., and G. Gereffi. “Recycling Industrial Waste Energy,” February 27, 2009.

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