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
Aponte-García, Maribel University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Puerto Rico
Asaha, Stella Forest Resources for People Cameroon
Awono, Abdon Centre for International Forestry Research Indonesia
Bamber, Penny Duke University, Global Value Chains (GVC) Center Chile
Banga, Rashmi United Nations Worldwide
Barrientos, Stephanie University of Manchester, Brooks World Poverty Institute UK
Bellemare, Marc F. Duke University United States
Bolwig, Simon Technical University of Denmark Denmark
Cramer, Christopher University of London UK
Dannenberg, Peter University of Cologne Germany
Dörry, Sabine Frankfurt University Germany
Ewert, Joachim Stellenbosch University South Africa
Faure, Guy CIRAD France
Felfel, Abdel Samie George Morris Centre Canada
Frederick, Stacey Duke University, Global Value Chains (GVC) Center United States
Gerstle, Tracy CARE USA United States
Gough, Katherine University of Copenhagen Denmark
Hatani, Faith Manchester Business School UK
Hines, Tony Manchester Metropolitan University UK
Ingram, Verina Wageningen Agricultural University Netherlands
Jørgensen, Michael Søgaard Technical University of Denmark Denmark
Kamalandua, Binzangi University of Kinshasa Congo - the Democratic Republic of the
Kieckbusch, Rafael Ernesto Federation of Industries of Santa Catarina Brazil
Kosacoff, Bernado Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe Argentina
Lay, Jann Kiel Institute for the World Economy Germany
Melz, Laércio J. Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso Brazil
Mintz-Habib, Nazia University of Cambridge UK
Moreira, Carlos Américo Université de Paris XIII France
Morris, Mike University of Cape Town South Africa
Murray, Warwick Edward Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand
Neimark, Benjamin Old Dominion University United States
Ochieng, Silas Agri-Africa South Africa
Odularu, Gbadebo Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa Ghana
Omagor, Charles Makerere University Business School Uganda
Patel-Campillo, Anouk The Pennsylvania State University United States
Paul, Anthony Association of Caribbean Energy Specialists Trinidad and Tobago
Pfund, Jean-Laurent Centre for International Forestry Research Indonesia
Primo, Marcos Federal University o Pernambuco Brazil
Prochnik, Victor Federal University of RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil
Rich, Karl Norwegian Institute of International Affairs Norway
Sakyiama, Michael Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research Ghana
Schamp, Eike W. Frankfurt University Germany
Schure, Jolien Centre for International Forestry Research Indonesia
Smith, Alistair Banana Link UK
Souza, Roberta University of São Paulo Brazil
Stanley, Leonardo Centre for the Study of State and Society Argentina
Sunderland, Terry Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research -
Tallontire, Anne University of Leeds UK
Winter, Johannes University of Cologne Germany