Overview of Work

Clients

Geographies

Industries

Topics

Africa

Leveraging the global value chain (GVC) framework, the Duke GVC Center conducts industry-centric research on economic globalization that highlights linkages across geographic space. This has helped inform decision-making for stakeholders throughout the continent. Our work in Africa has looked at...

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Apparel

The apparel global value chain (GVC) has been one of the hallmark cases of globalization, since the establishment of the Multifibre Arrangement (MFA) in the early 1970s through the phase-out of the MFA in 2005. The MFA quota system sparked...

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Automotive & Transportation

The automobile and transportation industries have been considered a classic example of a producer-driven value chain. The Duke GVC Center researchers, in collaboration with scholars at other universities, have published a wide range of articles on the automotive and transportation...

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COMEX (Costa Rica)

The Duke GVC Center embarked on a series of studies for the Ministry of Foreign Trade (COMEX) in Costa Rica to understand the participation of Costa Rica in four global value chains: medical devices, electronics, aerospace and offshore services. The...

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EDF Corporate Partnerships

The Duke GVC Center’s relationship with Environmental Defense Fund started with a series of four reports under EDF’s Corporate Partnerships Program (2008-2009). These reports analyze the structure and dynamics of four industries (beef and dairy, hog farming, California crops, and...

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Energy & Infrastructure

Transportation accounts for 30% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and 70% of the nation's oil use. Our reports highlight transportation technologies that can reduce carbon emissions and oil dependence while creating U.S. manufacturing jobs. With support from the Rockefeller Foundation,...

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Engineering & Entrepreneurship

Globalization is redefining the face of commercial enterprise, the roles of developing countries, and the power of individuals. Changing business practices and technological capabilities have had lasting effects on the future competitiveness of both established and emerging economies. With financial...

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Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

The unifying theme of the Duke GVC Center's work with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has been to use the value chain framework to study environmental issues; specifically to identify technologies that can minimize environmental impacts in diverse industries while...

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Environmental Impact

The Duke GVC Center has conducted a number of studies that focus on reducing environmental impacts.

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Food and Agriculture

We live in a volatile global economy. This impacts the food and agriculture industry in profound ways. Stakeholders are grappling with questions such as: In the midst of change, where are opportunities that can be leveraged across the value chain?...

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