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
Barham, Nasim University of Jordan Jordan
Bhattacharjya, Jyotirmoyee University of Sydney Australia
Campling, Liam University of London UK
Challies, Ed Leuphana University Lüneburg Germany
Dedrick, Jason Syracuse University United States
Dörry, Sabine Frankfurt University Germany
El Hadad-Gauthier, Fatima IAMM, Insititut Agronomique Mediterraneen de Montpelier France
Evgeniev, Evgeni World Bank United States
Felfel, Abdel Samie George Morris Centre Canada
Franz, Martin Philipps-Universität Marburg Germany
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
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
Pritchard, Bill University of Sydney Australia
Prochnik, Victor Federal University of RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil
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
Tijaja, Julia ASEAN Secretariat Indonesia
Winter, Johannes University of Cologne Germany