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
Altenburg, Tilman German Development Institute Germany
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
Bolwig, Simon Technical University of Denmark Denmark
Campling, Liam University of London UK
Cramer, Christopher University of London UK
Dannenberg, Peter University of Cologne Germany
Du Toit, Andries University of the Western Cape South Africa
Ewert, Joachim Stellenbosch University South Africa
Fortwengel, Johann Free University of Berlin Germany
Gerstle, Tracy CARE USA United States
Glavee-Geo, Richard Molde University College Norway
Ingram, Verina Wageningen Agricultural University Netherlands
Kamalandua, Binzangi University of Kinshasa Congo - the Democratic Republic of the
Kaplinsky, Raphael Open University UK
Kieckbusch, Rafael Ernesto Federation of Industries of Santa Catarina Brazil
Kosacoff, Bernado Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe Argentina
Lee, Joonkoo Hanyang University Korea - South
Melz, Laércio J. Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso Brazil
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
N'Diaye, Arielle - -
Odularu, Gbadebo Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa Ghana
Ouma, Stefan Goethe University Germany
Patel-Campillo, Anouk The Pennsylvania State University United States
Paul, Anthony Association of Caribbean Energy Specialists Trinidad and Tobago
Pietrobelli, Carlo Inter-American Development Bank, Università degli Studi Roma Tre United States
Prakash, Siddharth Institute of Silviculture Germany
Primo, Marcos Federal University o Pernambuco Brazil
Prochnik, Victor Federal University of RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil
Schure, Jolien Centre for International Forestry Research Indonesia
Souza, Roberta University of São Paulo Brazil
Stanley, Leonardo Centre for the Study of State and Society Argentina
Staritz, Cornelia Austrian Foundation for Development Research Austria
Sunderland, Terry Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research -
Terheggen, Anne World Agroforestry Centre China
Thoburn, John T. University of East Anglia UK
Winter, Johannes University of Cologne Germany