The research on global value chains can be divided into two very broad categories: research on governance and upgrading and sector case studies.

Name Institutions Location
Abecassis-Moedas, Céline Catholic University of Portugal (Universidade Católica Portuguesa) Portugal
Bair, Jennifer University of Colorado United States
Bordoloi, Bedanga Novozymes India
De Neve, Geert University of Sussex UK
Dickson, Marsha A. University of Delaware United States
Dunford, Michael University of Sussex UK
Evgeniev, Evgeni World Bank United States
Frederick, Stacey Duke University, Global Value Chains (GVC) Center United States
Garcia De Leon, Guadalupe University of Sonora Mexico
Garrido, Celso Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Azcapotzalco Mexico
Gereffi, Gary Duke University, Duke University, Global Value Chains (GVC) Center United States
Goto, Kenta Kansai University Japan
Hassler, Markus University of Marburg Germany
Hines, Tony Manchester Metropolitan University UK
Huyen, Nguyen - Viet Nam
Islam, Md. Tarikul Deakin University Bangladesh
Kaplinsky, Raphael Open University UK
Keller, Paulo Federal University of Maranhão Brazil
Kieckbusch, Rafael Ernesto Federation of Industries of Santa Catarina Brazil
Kim, Jaeduck Korea Institution for Industrial Economics and Trade Korea - South
Leslie, Deborah University of Toronto Canada
Li, Fuyi University of International Business & Economics China
Littrell, Mary A Colorado State University United States
Mahutga, Matthew C University of California, Riverside United States
Mohiuddin, Muhammad Laval University, Quebec Canada
Morris, Mike University of Cape Town South Africa
Mukhopadhyay, Tanni United Nations Development Programme United States
N'Diaye, Arielle - -
Natsuda, Kaoru Ritsumeikan University Japan
Navas-Aleman, Lizbeth Institute of Development Studies UK
Palpacuer, Florence University of Montpellier France
Rabellotti, Roberta University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara Italy
Roukova, Poli Institute of Geography Bulgaria
Stanley, Leonardo Centre for the Study of State and Society Argentina
Staritz, Cornelia Austrian Foundation for Development Research Austria
Sturgeon, Timothy J. Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States
Thoburn, John T. University of East Anglia UK
Thomsen, Lotte Copenhagen Business School Denmark
Vu Thang, Pham NEU Viet Nam