Gary Gereffi

Gary Gereffi
  • Professor of Sociology
    Duke University

BA, University of Notre Dame; MPhil and PhD, Yale University. Currently, Professor of Sociology and Director, Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness, Duke University; teaches courses in Economic Sociology, Globalization and Comparative Development, and International Competitiveness. Has published numerous books and articles on globalization, industrial upgrading, and social and economic development in various parts of the world. Books include: Manufacturing Miracles: Paths of Industrialization in Latin America and East Asia (1990); Commodity Chains and Global Capitalism (1994); Free Trade and Uneven Development: The North American Apparel Industry after NAFTA (2002); The New Offshoring of Jobs and Global Development (2006); Manufacturing Climate Solutions: Carbon-Reducing Technologies and U.S. Jobs (2008); and Global Value Chains in a Postcrisis World: A Development Perspective (2010). Research interests: competitive strategies of global firms, governance of global value chains, economic and social upgrading, and emerging global knowledge economy.