Global Value Chains Research Network (GVCRN)

The Global Value Chains Research Network (GVCRN) conducts research on issues in global value chains, including supply chain issues, governance and regulation, ethical and social issues, operations and integration, and sustainability.

Our network conducts interdisciplinary research across the following six main themes with the aim to develop specific research projects and build linkages with relevant external partners:

  1. Food value chains;
  2. Global production networks;
  3. Apparel/garments value chains;
  4. Behavioural change in value chains;
  5. Health-related value chains;
  6. Infrastructure development value chains.

Under these themes, a whole range of issues can be addressed from many different perspectives that may “align” with the interests represented in the seven departments that make up the Monash Business School.

The GVCRN aims to achieve significant outcomes and impact over the coming years. Following its establishment in mid-2018, the GVCRN began its work by engaging with external organisations and developing partnerships with other similar groups nationally and internationally in order to prepare for research work during 2019 and beyond.

Research impact

Following the establishment of the GVCRN, we have hosted several initial events with the aim to develop specific research projects and build linkages with relevant external partners. In 2020, we plan to host several more events to follow-up and also to initiate new research projects.

Network members

The GVCRN brings together expert academic staff members from across Monash Business School, including the Departments of Management, Accounting and Marketing.

Each of our members brings a different area of research expertise and focus across our main research themes, with links to other institutions in Australia and other countries. They have published in many highly ranked journals and have attracted competitive research funding.