Tim Sturgeon
O: Global Value Chains

Timothy J. Sturgeon is a Senior Research Affiliate at the Industrial Performance Center (IPC) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), co-organizer of the Global Value Chains Initiative. Dr. Sturgeon’s research focuses on the process of global integration, with an emphasis on offshoring and outsourcing practices in the electronics, automotive, and services industries. He has made significant contributions to Global Value Chain (GVC) theory, and is working to improve the metrics and methods available for globalization research. His work explores the implications — for employment, industrial development, technological learning, and policy — of deepening GVC linkages between industrialized and developing economies. Tim works actively with the policymakers in international development agencies, industrialized countries, and developing countries to disseminate his insights and collaborate on actionable, effective policy responses to global integration. Tim is co-editor (with Momoko Kawakami) of Local Learning in Global Value Chains: Experiences from East Asia, puplished by Palgrave Macmillan, and has published his research in international peer-reviewed journals including Studies in Comparative International Development, Industrial and Corporate Change, Review of International Political Economy, Journal of East Asian Studies, and Journal of Economic Geography.

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