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
Bair, Jennifer University of Colorado United States
Bamber, Penny Duke University, Global Value Chains (GVC) Center Chile
Dannenberg, Peter University of Cologne Germany
Dunn, Elizabeth Impact LLC United States
Garcia De Leon, Guadalupe University of Sonora Mexico
Gerstle, Tracy CARE USA United States
Gesese, Gezehagn Gesese Haramaya University Ethiopia
Graham, Mark University of Oxford UK
Hines, Tony Manchester Metropolitan University UK
Humphrey, John Institute of Development Studies 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
Odularu, Gbadebo Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa Ghana
Parrilli, M. Davide Orkestra, University of Deusto Spain
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
Prochnik, Victor Federal University of RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil
Prowse, Martin University of Copenhagen Denmark
Rossi, Arianna ILO/IFC Better Work Programme Switzerland
Smith, Alistair Banana Link UK
Souza, Roberta University of São Paulo Brazil
Stanley, Leonardo Centre for the Study of State and Society Argentina
Wiegratz, Jörg University of Leeds UK
Winter, Johannes University of Cologne Germany