Gary Gereffi’s major ongoing research projects are: (1) a book on the uptake of the global value chain paradigm by major international organizations in the economic and social development arena (expected completion date: Dec. 2015); (2) 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; (3) member of the Global Agenda Council on “The Future of Manufacturing” (World Economic Forum), which will initiate a bi-annual “Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit” co-sponsored by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), beginning in 2016; and (4) “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,” funded by the Minerva Initiative (U.S. Dept. of Defense) (2012-2016).
Areas of Interest
Development, Comparative/Historical Sociology, Economy and Society
M.A. & M.Phil.,
University of Notre Dame,
Timothy Sturgeon, Gary Gereffi, Andrew Guinn and Ezequiel Zylberberg.
A Indústria Brasileira e as Candenas Globais de Valor (Brazilian Industry en Global Value Chains).
São Paolo, Brazil: Elsevier.
Global Value Chains in a Post-Washington Consensus World.
Review of International Political Economy
Joonkoo Lee, Gary Gereffi and Janet Beauvais.
(July 31, 2012).
Global Value Chains and Agrifoods Standards: Challenges and Possibilities for Smallholders in Developing Countries.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
(Part of Special Feature on “Agriculture Development and Nutrition Security.”)