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
Abonyi, George Syracuse University United States
Altenburg, Tilman German Development Institute Germany
Aponte-García, Maribel University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Puerto Rico
Bamber, Penny Duke University, Global Value Chains (GVC) Center Chile
Bharati, Pratyush University of Massachusetts United States
Bhattacharjya, Jyotirmoyee University of Sydney Australia
Bordoloi, Bedanga Novozymes India
Goto, Kenta Kansai University Japan
Graham, Mark University of Oxford UK
Hassler, Markus University of Marburg Germany
Hatani, Faith Manchester Business School UK
Hendharto, Harry Satriyo Bank Indonesia Indonesia
Hines, Tony Manchester Metropolitan University UK
Kieckbusch, Rafael Ernesto Federation of Industries of Santa Catarina Brazil
Kosacoff, Bernado Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe Argentina
Melz, Laércio J. Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso Brazil
Moreira, Carlos Américo Université de Paris XIII France
Murray, Warwick Edward Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand
Natsuda, Kaoru Ritsumeikan University Japan
Neilson, Jeffrey University of Sydney Australia
Patel-Campillo, Anouk The Pennsylvania State University United States
Paul, Anthony Association of Caribbean Energy Specialists Trinidad and Tobago
Primo, Marcos Federal University o Pernambuco Brazil
Pritchard, Bill University of Sydney Australia
Prochnik, Victor Federal University of RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil
Rabellotti, Roberta University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara Italy
Ruffier, Jean Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique France
Safdar, Mt University of Cambridge UK
Saripalle, Madhuri Madras School of Economics India
Souza, Roberta University of São Paulo Brazil
Stanley, Leonardo Centre for the Study of State and Society Argentina
Taylor, Philip Strathclyde University Business School UK
Terheggen, Anne World Agroforestry Centre China
Thoburn, John T. University of East Anglia UK
Thomsen, Lotte Copenhagen Business School Denmark
Tijaja, Julia ASEAN Secretariat Indonesia
Winter, Johannes University of Cologne Germany