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
Bamber, Penny Duke University, Global Value Chains (GVC) Center Chile
Currah, Andrew University of Oxford UK
Dörry, Sabine Frankfurt University Germany
Evgeniev, Evgeni World Bank United States
Fortwengel, Johann Free University of Berlin Germany
Giunta, Anna Università degli Studi Roma Tre Italy
Gwynne, Robert N. University of Birmingham UK
Huyen, Nguyen - Viet Nam
Kieckbusch, Rafael Ernesto Federation of Industries of Santa Catarina Brazil
Kosacoff, Bernado Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe Argentina
Lessmeister, Ralph Universität Bayreuth Germany
Martinez Murillo, Lidia University of Leipzig Germany
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
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
Phyne, John St. Francis Xavier University Canada
Primo, Marcos Federal University o Pernambuco Brazil
Prochnik, Victor Federal University of RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil
Ruffier, Jean Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique France
Schamp, Eike W. Frankfurt University Germany
Schurman, Rachel A. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities United States
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
Wiegratz, Jörg University of Leeds UK
Winter, Johannes University of Cologne Germany
Wrigley, Neil University of Southampton UK