Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia de Produção

Dia 07 de novembro (quinta-feira) o PPGEP/UFRGS promoverá a palestra  Industrial upgrading in the context of Digital Global Value Chains“, que será proferida pelo doutor Timothy Sturgeon, que é pesquisador sênior do Industrial Performance Center do Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). A palestra acontecerá no marco do projeto de colaboração entre o MIT e o Núcleo de Engenharia Organizacional do PPGEP/UFRGS sobre o impacto das tecnologias avançadas no trabalho do futuro, como parte da iniciativa global do MIT sobre o trabalho do futuro (

O evento será aberto ao público e gratuito, sendo apenas necessária a inscrição neste link:

Tema: Industrial upgrading in the context of Digital Global Value Chains 

Local: Sala 500 (auditório da Engenharia de Produção), Prédio Novo da Escola de Engenharia UFRGS, Av. Osvaldo Aranha 99, 5 andar.
Data: 07/11 (quinta-feira)

Horário: 14h30 às 16 h

Sobre o palestrante:

Timothy Sturgeon has been a thought leader in the field of Global Value Chains (GVCs) and Global Production Networks for nearly 20 years. His research on outsourcing and offshoring in electronics manufacturing in the 1990s led to the publication of the article, Modular Production Networks:a New American Model of Industrial Organization in 2002, which, as of August 12, 2019, had garnered 1,986 citations in Google Scholar and was the third most cited article in the journal Industrial and Corporate Change. The growth of GVCs in the 2000s across multiple industries and jurisdictions raised a host of additional theoretical and policy questions, which led to the publication of The Governance of Global Value Chains: An Analytic Framework, co-authored with Gary Gereffi and John Humphrey, which has garnered 6,676 citations and is the most cited article in Review of  International Political Economy by a factor of 2.76. The article has been reprinted multiple times and translated into Chinese and Italian. These and other publications by Dr. Sturgeon and his colleagues have helped to establish GVCs as a dynamic and rapidly growing subfield crossing, among others, development studies, international political economy, industrial sociology, and economic geography. Dr. Sturgeon’s profile in the field of GVCs led to a series of collaborations with international development organizations and statistical agencies to try to improve the data resources available for the study of globalization. This work, which began in the mid-2000s, has involved assessments of the data resources available for the study of the international sourcing of services, including a research program and classification of business functions (for National Science Foundation and Eurostat), and a complimentary grouping of ICT-enabled services (with UNCTAD) that has been adopted by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, among others. He has also developed a classification of final and intermediate goods in the electronics, motor vehicle, and textile-apparel industries (with UNIDO) that has been used to create a public use data set on international trade by the World Bank and has been adopted by UN Statistics Division. Dr. Sturgeon also has made important contributions to the current revision (Rev.5) of the Broad Economic Categories (BEC) in collaboration with the UN Statistics Division. These conceptual innovations and classifications are gradually becoming codified in the international statistical system and used as a basis for research, analysis, and policy-making.