June 24, 2021
In an article for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization's Industrial Analytics Platform, Duke's global value chains expert Gary Gereffi writes that the COVID pandemic "highlighted the fact that many global value chains are optimized for profit maximization and efficiency instead of resilience."
December 15, 2020
Gary Gereffi, Emeritus Professor at Duke Sociology and director of the Duke Global Value Chains Center investigated multiple societal dilemmas arising in global supply chains and offered insights into evidence-based solutions to shift towards more sustainable and fair global supply chains.
October 30, 2020
The world’s largest fresh produce suppliers handled the crisis with a mix of innovation, diversification, and a more flexible labor market, explained international consultants Penny Bamber and Karina Fernandez-Stark at a DUCIGS event on Global Supply Chains.
October 20, 2020
Duke professor Gary Gereffi spoke at Duke Campus Club on novel coronavirus pandemic as a twin crisis in terms of public health and economic crisis. He suggested options for more resilient supply chains. Watch the video of the event here.
September 29, 2020
Two experts in U.S.-Mexico trade relationships say that COVID-19 showed the attractiveness of producing in North America. But the recently signed USMCA agreement between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada will need to redefine essential supply chains and how they work.
UVA Professor Jennifer Bair joined Penn State Professor Mark Anner and Duke Professors Gary Gereffi and Giovanni Zanalda for a conversation on “COVID Disruptions to the Apparel Supply Chain: Focus on Bangladesh.”
Two food logistics data scientists, Duke alumnus Elliott Wolf and Dr. Daniel Wintz, joined professors’ Gary Gereffi, Lori Leachman, and Giovanni Zanalda for a discussion on the working of food supply chains and their resilience during the COVID-19 crisis.
Duke Professor Gary Gereffi and IMF’s economist Tamim Bayoumi joined DUCIGS Director Giovanni Zanalda in a webinar conversation on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on international trade and global supply chains.