Gary Gereffi
O: Global Value Chains

He is a professor of Sociology and the director of the Center of Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness at Duke University. His major ongoing research projects are: industrial upgrading, global production networks, and decent work in East Asia, North America, and Eastern Europe; an ongoing collaboration with the Environmental Defense Fund and other co-sponsors on low-carbon technologies and U.S. jobs; an analysis of food safety and quality standards in several global food and agricultural value chains; engineering outsourcing and workforce development in the US, China, and India; and using a value chain perspective to analyse the competitivenes of North Carolina industries in the global economy.

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