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
Borbon-Galvez, Yari SPRU-Science and Technology Policy Research. University of Sussex UK
Carillo, Jorge El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana Mexico
Cedillo-Campos, Miguel Gaston National Council of Science & Technology of Mexico Mexico
Demeter, Krisztina Corvinus University of Budapest Hungary
Dunford, Michael University of Sussex UK
Fortwengel, Johann Free University of Berlin Germany
Frederick, Stacey Duke University, Global Value Chains (GVC) Center United States
Garrido, Celso Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Azcapotzalco Mexico
Gereffi, Gary Duke University, Duke University, Global Value Chains (GVC) Center United States
Golini, Ruggero Politecnico di Milano Italy
Hassler, Markus University of Marburg Germany
Holweg, Matthias University of Cambridge UK
Hosseini, Sayyed Hamid Sharif University of Technology Iran
Humphrey, John Institute of Development Studies UK
Huyen, Nguyen - Viet Nam
Janoski, Thomas University of Kent UK
Kaplinsky, Raphael Open University UK
Kim, Jaeduck Korea Institution for Industrial Economics and Trade Korea - South
Lavarello, Pablo Centro de Estudios Urbanos Regionales Argentina
Luo, Jianxi Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States
Mahutga, Matthew C University of California, Riverside United States
Modesto López, Cuauhtémoc Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México Mexico
Mohiuddin, Muhammad Laval University, Quebec Canada
Morris, Mike University of Cape Town South Africa
Nag, Biswajit Indian Institute of Foreign Trade India
Natsuda, Kaoru Ritsumeikan University Japan
Nguyen, Khoi Columbia University United States
Oliver, Nick University of Edinburgh UK
Perez-Araos, Agustin Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Mexico
Plattner, Michael Osaka City University Japan
Rothstein, Jeffrey S. Grand Valley State University United States
Ruffier, Jean Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique France
Sanchez-Garza, Juan National Council of Science & Technology of Mexico Mexico
Sanchez-Ramirez, Cuauhtemoc National Council of Science & Technology of Mexico Mexico
Saripalle, Madhuri Madras School of Economics India
Singh, Neelam Lady Shri Ram College for Women India
Sturgeon, Timothy J. Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States
Winter, Johannes University of Cologne Germany
Özatagan, Güldem Izmir Institute of Technology Turkey