Institutions include international, regional and national non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, statistical organizations, industry associations and other groups that have staff in-house or contract with outside organizations to conduct value chain studies.

These groups publish GVC guides, toolkits and handbooks and actively produce reports, working papers and books that provide industry and geographic-specific case studies. These organizations are interested in GVC research as a framework to guide policymaking that takes into account the economic, social and/or environmental concerns of the institution.

Name Location
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz Germany
Kansai University Japan
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belgium
KDI School of Policy and Management Korea - South
Kent State University United States
Kenyatta University Kenya
King's College UK
Kopint-Datorg, Budapest Hungary
Korea Institution for Industrial Economics and Trade Korea - South
Korea Small Business Institute Korea - South
Korea University Korea - South
Kyoto University Japan
Kyungnam University Korea - South
La Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna Italy
Lady Shri Ram College for Women India
Lancaster University UK
LaSalle Beauvais Polytechnic Institute France
Leibniz Universitaet Hannover Germany
Leipzig University Germany
Leuphana University Lüneburg Germany
Leyte Knowledge Ventures Philippines
Linköping University Sweden
London Business School UK
London Metropolitan University UK
London School of Economics UK
London South Bank University UK
Loughborough University UK
Maastricht School of Management Netherlands
Madras School of Economics India
Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam India
Mahidol University, Bangkok Thailand
Makerere University Business School Uganda
Management Development Institute, Gurgaon India
Manchester Business School UK
Manchester Metropolitan University UK
Mannheim Business School Germany
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University India
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University Poland
Marmara University Turkey
Masaryk University Czech Republic
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States
Massey University New Zealand
Max Planck Institute of Economics Germany
Mbarara University of Science and Technology Uganda
McGill University Canada
McMaster University Canada
Memorial University of Newfoundland Canada
Mendel University in Brno Czech Republic
Mercadero Netherlands