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Timothy Sturgeon

Senior Researcher, MIT Industrial Performance Center
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Timothy J. Sturgeon’s research focuses on the processes of global integration and digital transformation, with an emphasis on offshoring and outsourcing practices in the electronics, automotive, and services industries. His work explores how evolving technologies and business models are altering linkages between industrialized and developing economies.  

Tim has made significant contributions to Global Value Chain (GVC) theory and is working to improve the metrics and methods available for globalization research.  He collaborates actively with policymakers in international development agencies, industrialized countries, and developing countries on actionable, effective policy responses to global integration. He has published his research in international peer-reviewed journals including Studies in Comparative International Development,Industrial and Corporate Change, Review of International Political Economy, Journal of East Asian Studies, Socio-Economic Review, and Journal of Economic Geography.