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
Bhattacharjya, Jyotirmoyee University of Sydney Australia
Campling, Liam University of London UK
Challies, Ed Leuphana University Lüneburg Germany
Dedrick, Jason Syracuse University United States
Demeter, Krisztina Corvinus University of Budapest Hungary
Dunn, Elizabeth Impact LLC United States
Evgeniev, Evgeni World Bank United States
Fortwengel, Johann Free University of Berlin Germany
Garcia De Leon, Guadalupe University of Sonora Mexico
Gerstle, Tracy CARE USA United States
Gwynne, Robert N. University of Birmingham UK
Hines, Tony Manchester Metropolitan University 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
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
Pritchard, Bill University of Sydney Australia
Prochnik, Victor Federal University of RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil
Rossi, Arianna ILO/IFC Better Work Programme Switzerland
Roukova, Poli Institute of Geography Bulgaria
Smith, Alistair Banana Link UK
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
Yaremko, Zoryana Ternopil national economic university Ukraine
Özatagan, Güldem Izmir Institute of Technology Turkey