Overview of Work

Clients

Geographies

Industries

Topics

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 & Upgrading

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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GVC Entry & Upgrading

This section highlights our work with a specific focus on global value chain (GVC) entry and upgrading.

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High Point Market Authority

How do you quantify the economic impact resulting from a particular event? How has a particular business activity benefited various stakeholders within a specified area? These are important questions that can be best addressed by economic impact analysis. High Point...

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Inclusive Development

The Duke GVC Center is conducting research to understand why certain economic actors are not able to participate in global value chains. Research questions addressed include: How can developing countries gainfully engage in GVCs? What are the main constraints that...

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