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
Barham, Nasim University of Jordan Jordan
Dunn, Elizabeth Impact LLC United States
Dörry, Sabine Frankfurt University Germany
El Hadad-Gauthier, Fatima IAMM, Insititut Agronomique Mediterraneen de Montpelier France
Evgeniev, Evgeni World Bank United States
Faure, Guy CIRAD France
Felfel, Abdel Samie George Morris Centre Canada
Franz, Martin Philipps-Universität Marburg Germany
Garrido, Celso Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Azcapotzalco Mexico
Giuliani, Elisa Sussex University UK
Kieckbusch, Rafael Ernesto Federation of Industries of Santa Catarina Brazil
Kosacoff, Bernado Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe Argentina
Mazaheri, Karim Sharif University of Technology Iran
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
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
Saenz-Segura, Fernando Centre of International Economic Policy Research for Sustainable Development Costa Rica
Schamp, Eike W. Frankfurt University Germany
Singh, Manoj Asian Development Bank Philippines
Souza, Roberta University of São Paulo Brazil
Stanley, Leonardo Centre for the Study of State and Society Argentina
Winter, Johannes University of Cologne Germany