visiting scholars

Led by Center Director and Duke Professor of Sociology Gary Gereffi, the CGGC has brought together a team of full-time professional researchers,  adjunct faculty, outside consultants and a group of enormously talented graduate and undergraduate students to engage in its research projects."Everything we do, "says Gereffi," is a product of the team approach." We invite you to meet our growing team.

Visiting Scholars, 2013-2014

Stephanie  Barrientos photo STEPHANIE BARRIENTOS
Stephanie Barrientos is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Development Policy and Management and Associate Director of the Brooks World Poverty Institute at The University of Manchester. She has researched and published widely on gender, global production, employment, decent work, trade and labour standards, corporate social responsibility, fair trade, and ethical trade. She has undertaken research in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the UK. She is co-coordinator with Professor Gary Gereffi, Director of CGGC, of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) funded international research network Capturing the Gains: Economic and Social Upgrading in Global Production Networks that links researchers in US, Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America (www.capturingthegains.org).
Giulio Buciuni photo

GIULIO BUCIUNI
Giulio Buciuni, Ph.D. received his degree in Business Administration at the University of Verona, Italy, and is a post-doctoral visiting researcher at Duke CGGC since 2011. Giulio's current research project focuses on the analysis of the upgrading processes undertaken by manufacturing firms within the North Carolina furniture industry. His research interests include global production networks and innovative manufacturing clusters. Giulio is currently a lecturer in International Management at Venice International University (VIU).

ANNA GIUNTA ANNA GIUNTA

Anna Giunta is Full Professor of Applied Economics, Department of Economics, University Roma Tre. She will be visiting at CGGC until the mid of December, 2013. Her current research interests are: Global Value Chains; Firms’ Organization; Firms’ Internationalization; Industrial and Regional Policy Evaluation; Italian Economy; Regional Disparities. In her research, she is applying the Global Value Chain Approach to firms operating in developed countries. Her recent papers on GVC are published on: International Review of Applied Economics, 2013, Doi 10.1080/02692171.2013.826634; voxeu.org, 15 December, 2012; International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, vol. 5, N. 3, 267-290, 2012; Regional Studies, Vol. 46, N. 8, 1067- 1083, 2012; Occasional Paper, n. 86, Banca d’Italia, Rome, 2011, International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, vol. 11, 236-253, 2011.

Dev Nathan DEV NATHAN

Studied economics at Bombay University, but works more broadly as a social scientist. Besides labour conditions in global production, he has also worked extensively on rural development, gender relations and indigenous peoples’ development. Some of his research is combined with consultancy for international organizations, such as IFAD, ADB, ILO, UNICEF, etc. Has been a columnist for the Economic and Political Weekly, Mumbai. Designated an Honorary Professor by the Institute of Ethnology, Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences, China, he is also Visiting Professor at the Institute for Human Development , New Delhi. Some of his recent publications include Labour in Global Production in India (2010, co-editor), Social Exclusion and Adverse Inclusion: Development and Development of Adivasis in India (2012, co-editor), and Markets and Development of Indigenous Peoples in Asia (2012, co-author).

Aaron Sydor AARON SYDOR

Aaron Sydor is Deputy Chief Economist and A/Director of the Trade and Economic Analysis division within the Office of the Chief Economist at Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. He has published a number of articles and reports on a variety of trade topics including on global value chains (GVCs) and Canada-U.S. economic relations and was the general editor of the volume “Global Value Chains: Impacts and implications” and co-editor of “NAFTA@10” a collection of research celebrating the tenth anniversary of NAFTA. Aaron is recipient of the Canada Fulbright Award and while at CGGC his research is focusing on Canada-U.S. cross-border value chains.



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