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

The Solar Economy: Widespread Benefits for North Carolina awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2015

Surna-SFPUC Green Infrastructure Value Chain awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2015

Private-Sector Engagement as a Poverty-Reduction Strategy awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2015

PS Power Research awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2015

The Relationship Between MNEs, International Investment and GVCs awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2014

UNCTAD Tobacco Global Value Chain awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2013

Export Diversification and Triangle Manufacturing in the Third World: The Impact of U.S. Quotas awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1993 to 1994

Pages

Garretón, Manuel Antonio, Marcelo Cavarozzi, Peter S. Cleaves, Gary Gereffi, and Jonathan Hartlyn. Latin America in the 21st Century: Toward a New Sociopolitical Matrix. Miami, FL: University of Miami, North-South Center Press, 2003.

Gereffi, Gary, David Spener, and Jennifer Bair. Free Trade and Uneven Development: The North American Apparel Industry After NAFTA. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2002.

Gereffi, G. The Value of Value Chains: Spreading the Gains from Globalisation. Edited by Gary Gereffi and Raphael Kaplinsky. Vol. 32. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, 2001.

Gereffi, Gary, and Miguel Korzeniewicz. Commodity Chains and Global Capitalism. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (hardcover) and Praeger (paperback), 1994.

Gereffi, Gary, and Donald L. Wyman. Manufacturing Miracles: Paths of Industrialization in Latin America and East Asia. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1990.

Gereffi, Gary. The Pharmaceutical Industry and Dependency in the Third World. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1983.

Pages

Tait, Katherine, and Gary Gereffi. “REMANUFACTURING SERVICES IN THE CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY VALUE CHAIN.” In Services in Global Value Chains:Manufacturing-Related Services, 627–67, 2016.

Gereffi, G., and X. Luo. “Assessing the Risks and Opportunities of Participation in Global Value Chains.” In Achieving Workers’ Rights in the Global Economy, edited by R. P. Appelbaum and N. Lichtenstein, 152–70. Ithaca, NY: ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2016. Open Access Copy

Bair, J., and G. Gereffi. “Towards Better Work in Central America: Nicaragua and the CAFTA Context.” In Towards Better Work: Understanding Labour in Apparel Global Value Chains, edited by A. Rossi, A. Luinstra, and J. Pickles, 251–75. Basingstoke, UK: UK: Palgrave Macmillan and the International Labour Office, 2014. Open Access Copy

Milberg, W., X. Jiang, and G. Gereffi. “Industrial Policy in the Era of Vertically Specialized Industrialization.” In Transforming Economies: Making Industrial Policy Work for Growth, Jobs and Development, edited by J. Salazar-Xirinachs, I. Nübler, and R. Kozul-Wright, 151–78. Geneva,: International Labour Organization and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, 2014. Open Access Copy

Fernández-Stark, Karina, Penny Bamber, and Gary Gereffi. “Global value chains in Latin America: A development perspective for upgrading,” 2014. Open Access Copy

Gereffi, G., and T. Sturgeon. “Global Value Chain-Oriented Industrial Policy: The Role of Emerging Economies.” In Global Value Chains in a Changing World, edited by D. K. Elms and P. Low, 329–60. Geneva: World Trade Organization, Fung Global Institute and Temasek Foundation Centre for Trade & Negotiations, 2013. Open Access Copy

Sturgeon, T. J., P. B. Nielsen, G. Linden, G. Gereffi, and C. Brown. “Direct Measurement of Global Value Chains: Collecting Product- and Firm-Level Statistics on Value Added and Business Function Outsourcing and Offshoring.” In Trade in Value Added: Developing New Measures of Cross-Border Trade, edited by A. Mattoo, A. Wang, and S. J. Wei, 291–321. Washington, DC: The World Bank and CEPR, 2013.

Fernandez-Stark, K., P. Bamber, and G. Gereffi. “Regional Competitiveness in the Latin America Offshore Services Value Chain.” In The Oxford Handbook of Offshoring and Global Employment, edited by A. Bardhan, D. W. Jaffe, and C. A. Kroll, 534–63. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Gereffi, G. “China and Mexico in the Global Economy: Comparative Development Models in an Era of Neoliberalism.” In Globalization and Beyond: New Examinations of Global Power and Its Alternatives, edited by J. Shefner and P. Fernández-Kelly, 70–89. Pennsylvania State University Press, 2011.

Appelbaum, R. P., R. Parker, C. Cao, and G. Gereffi. “China’s (Not So Hidden) Developmental State: Becoming a Leading Nanotechnology Innovator in the Twenty-First Century.” In State of Innovation: The U.S. Government’s Role in Technology Development, edited by F. Block and M. R. Keller, 217–35. Paradigm Publishers, 2011.

Pages

Gereffi, G., and Xubei Luo. “Risks and Opportunities of Participation in Global Value Chains.” Journal of Banking and Financial Economics, Vol. 2, no. 4 (May 10, 2015). Open Access Copy

Lee, J., and G. Gereffi. “Global value Chains, rising power firms and economic and social upgrading.” Critical Perspectives on International Business 11, no. 3–4 (January 1, 2015): 319–39. https://doi.org/10.1108/cpoib-03-2014-0018. Full Text Open Access Copy

Frederick, S., J. Bair, and G. Gereffi. “Regional trade agreements and export competitiveness: The uncertain path of Nicaragua's apparel exports under CAFTA.” Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society 8, no. 3 (January 1, 2015): 403–20. https://doi.org/10.1093/cjres/rsv015. Full Text Open Access Copy

Frederick, Stacey, Jennifer Bair, and Gary Gereffi. “Editor's choice Regional trade agreements and export competitiveness: the uncertain path of Nicaragua’s apparel exports under CAFTA.” Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society 8, no. 3 (2015): 403–20. Open Access Copy

Ahmed, G., A. Abdulsamad, G. Gereffi, and J. Daly. “What role can coal play in the United States' energy future?Electricity Journal 27, no. 3 (January 1, 2014): 87–95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tej.2014.03.008. Full Text Open Access Copy

Gereffi, G. “Global value chains in a post-Washington Consensus world.” Review of International Political Economy 21, no. 1 (January 1, 2014): 9–37. https://doi.org/10.1080/09692290.2012.756414. Full Text Open Access Copy

Gereffi, G. “A Global Value Chain Perspective on Industrial Policy and Development in Emerging Markets.” Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law 24, no. 3 (2014): 433–58. Open Access Copy

Pages

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 (Duke University, Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness), January 29, 2016. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.1198.8244. Full Text Open Access Copy

Bamber, P., K. Fernandez-Stark, and G. Gereffi. “Peru in the Mining Equipment Global Value Chain: Opportunities for Upgrading.” Durham, NC: Duke CGGC (Duke University, Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness), January 29, 2016. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.4475.6245. Full Text 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 (Duke University, Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness), January 29, 2016. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.2378.4724. Full Text Open Access Copy

Gereffi, G., S. Frederick, and J. Bair. “Bahrain’s Position in the Global Apparel Value Chain: How the U.S.-Bahrain FTA and PTLs Shape Future Development Options.” Durham, NC: Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness, Duke University, January 11, 2016. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.3097.0963. Full Text Open Access Copy

Abdulsamad, Ajmal, Shawn Stokes, and G. Gereffi. “Public-Private Partnerships in Global Value Chains: Can They Actually Benefit the Poor?,” February 10, 2015.

Gereffi, G., and X. Luo. “Risks and Opportunities of Participation in Global Value Chains.” Policy Research Working Paper 6847. World Bank, April 2014.

frederick, S., J. Bair, and G. Gereffi. “Nicaragua and the Apparel Value Chain in the Americas: Implications for Regional Trade and Employment.” Durham: Duke CGGC, March 18, 2014.

Goger, A, Gary, A. Hull, A. Barrientos, S, A. Gereffi, G, and A. Godfrey, S. “Capturing the Gains in Africa: Making the most of global value chain participation.” Durham: Duke CGGC, February 13, 2014.

Bamber, P., K. Fernandez-Stark, G. Gereffi, and A. Guinn. “Connecting Local Producers in Developing Countries to Regional and Global Value Chains – Update.” OECD Trade Policy Paper No. 160, December 3, 2013.

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Lee, Joonkoo, G. Gereffi, and Stephanie Barrientos. “Global Value Chains, Upgrading and Poverty Reduction.” Capturing the Gains Briefing Note, November 23, 2011.

Gereffi, G. “Shifting End Markets and Upgrading Prospects in Global Value Chains.” Edited by Cornelia Staritz, Gary Gereffi, and Olivier Cattaneo. Special Issue of International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development (Ijtlid), 2011.

Lowe, Marcy, Shawn Stokes, and Gary Gereffi. “Restoring the Gulf Coast: New Markets for Established Firms.” Report prepared for the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), 2011.

Lowe, Marcy, Saori Tokuoka, Kristen Dubay, and Gary Gereffi. “U.S. Manufacture of Rail Vehicles for Intercity Passenger Rail and Urban Transit: A Value Chain Analysis,” June 2010.

Gereffi, Gary, and Karina Fernandez-Stark. “The Offshore Services Value Chain: Developing Countries and the Crisis,” April 2010.

Dubay, Kristen, Saori Tokuoka, and Gary Gereffi. “A Value Chain Analysis of the Sinaloa, Mexico Shrimp Fishery,” March 2010.

Fernandez-Stark, Karina, Penny Bamber, and Gary Gereffi. “Workforce Development in Chile’s Offshore Services Value Chain,” March 2010.

Lowe, Marcy, Ruggero Golini, and Gary Gereffi. “U.S. Adoption of High-Efficiency Motors and Drives: Lessons Learned,” February 2010.

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