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
Banga, Rashmi United Nations Worldwide
Basole, Rahul Georgia Institute of Technology United States
Bhattacharjya, Jyotirmoyee University of Sydney Australia
Borbon-Galvez, Yari SPRU-Science and Technology Policy Research. University of Sussex UK
Campling, Liam University of London UK
Challies, Ed Leuphana University Lüneburg Germany
Currah, Andrew University of Oxford UK
Dedrick, Jason Syracuse University United States
Frederick, Stacey Duke University, Global Value Chains (GVC) Center United States
Frenzel Baudisch, Alexander Imperial College, London UK
Garcia De Leon, Guadalupe University of Sonora Mexico
Gooch, Martin George Morris Centre Canada
Gupta, Abhay Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development France
Gwynne, Robert N. University of Birmingham UK
Kieckbusch, Rafael Ernesto Federation of Industries of Santa Catarina Brazil
Kosacoff, Bernado Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe Argentina
Krywulak, Tim Council of Canadian Academies Canada
Lebaron, Genevieve University of British Columbia Canada
Leslie, Deborah University of Toronto Canada
López Barraza, Lydia María Universidad de Occidente Mexico
Martinez Murillo, Lidia University of Leipzig Germany
Melz, Laércio J. Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso Brazil
Mohiuddin, Muhammad Laval University, Quebec Canada
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
Phillips, Nicola University of Sheffield UK
Phyne, John St. Francis Xavier University Canada
Plattner, Michael Osaka City University Japan
Primo, Marcos Federal University o Pernambuco Brazil
Pritchard, Bill University of Sydney Australia
Prochnik, Victor Federal University of RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil
Reed, Darryl York University Canada
Reimer, Suzanne M. University of Southampton UK
Romero, Isidoro University of Seville Spain
Rothstein, Jeffrey S. Grand Valley State University United States
Sandoval, Seyka UNAM Mexico
Sauvee, Loïc LaSalle Beauvais Polytechnic Institute France
Souza, Roberta University of São Paulo Brazil
Stanley, Leonardo Centre for the Study of State and Society Argentina
Tijaja, Julia ASEAN Secretariat Indonesia
Winter, Johannes University of Cologne Germany
Wrigley, Neil University of Southampton UK