The Kiel Centre for Globalization (KCG) works on an interdisciplinary research agenda that evaluates the proliferation of global supply chains as an important aspect of globalization.

To this end, the KCG brings together researchers from economics, ethics and management science. Combining insights from these fields, KCG analyses the benefits and costs of the relocation of production activities around the globe from different angles. KCG also analyses important phenomena of global supply chains, their causes and consequences and evaluates related ethical issues. This is expected to open up an innovative field of academic research and allow a more nuanced assessment of the economic consequences of globalization.

The KCG has various series of publications to provide research findings and policy implications to different interested groups, e.g., students, academics, policy makers and the public. The lists of publications will be updated on a regular basis.

The KCG research team has worked on four main research projects centred on issues related to global supply chains since its founding in October 2016. In addition, it continuously conducts further related research projects, financially supported by various funding partners.