Overview of Work

Clients

Geographies

Industries

Topics

Korea Institute For Industrial Economics & Trade (KIET)

The Duke University Global Value Chains Center signed an agreement with the Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade (KIET) on a research project that investigated industrial upgrading opportunities for the Korean economy from a global value chain (GVC) perspective....

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Latin America & the Caribbean

Competitiveness is key to sustainable inclusion in any value chain (the full range of activities that are required to bring a product from its conception to its end use and beyond). Essentially competitiveness is the ability to provide the desired...

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Manufacturing Climate Solutions

In the Manufacturing Climate Solutions (2008-2009) series, value chain analysis is used to shed light on U.S. “green job” opportunities linked to carbon-reducing technologies in 12 industries. Each of the 12 reports look at the linkages between low-carbon technologies and...

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Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

For many countries in the Middle East and North Africa region, issues like food security, workforce development, trade policies and gender equality are key to improving competitiveness. The Duke GVC Center has been researching such topics since 2010. In terms...

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Minerva Initiative

Civil unrest in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has periodically affected oil and gas exports from the region, helping to drive global surges in fuel prices, and in turn food prices. If future food price spikes last too...

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Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology represents an exciting new area of scientific discovery, and has generated increasing interest from government officials, scientists, and the general public in recent years. This innovative field has a broad array of scientific and commercial applications – and an...

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National Analytical Center (NAC), Kazakhstan

Duke’s involvement with Kazakhstan goes back to 2003, when Center Director Gary Gereffi participated in a World Bank mission on economic diversification, with special emphasis on the oil and gas value chain. The Duke GVC Center engaged in a three-year (2015-2017) collaboration...

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North America

The Duke GVC Center has conducted several studies that have included North American geographies.    

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North Carolina

The Duke GVC Center's work on North Carolina has covered multile topics from a variety of angles including contract research reports and teaching/advising through the NC in the Global Economy website and Bass Connections course. The North Carolina in the...

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Oceans

Individuals within governments, nonprofits and the academic community have an interest in enhancing their understanding of how oceans impact the global economy. Whether the interest is in monitoring the health of fisheries, patrolling the surface or creating precise maps of...

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