I am a Professor of International Political Economy at Copenhagen Business School. Throughout my academic career, my research has evolved around the topic of governing economic life – through markets, regulation and hybrid forms of governance.


My primary interest lies in transnational economic and environmental governance, with focus on overlaps and tensions between private governance and public regulation. My research, fieldwork, teaching and policy work is informed by international political economy approaches, global value chain analysis and convention theory. 


My work analyzes governance dynamics and economic and environmental upgrading trajectories in global value chains — especially in developing countries and in Africa. I am particularly interested in how sustainability standards, labels and certifications shape agro-food value chains, and in how different forms of partnerships affect sustainability outcomes.


I am also involved in projects critically examining the role of celebrities and branding in these processes, new forms of corporate social and environmental responsibility, and cause-related marketing.

About me

Professor of International Political Economy

Director of the Centre for Business and Development Studies (CBDS)

Copenhagen Business School

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Recent articles

2019  “Green Capital Accumulation: Business and Sustainability Management in a World of Global Value Chains,” New Political Economy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13563467.2019.1581152 - sole author

2018   “Public Orchestration, Social Networks and Transnational Environmental Governance: Lessons from the Aviation Industry,” Regulation & Governance, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 23-48. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rego.12151  – with Lasse Folke Henriksen

2018   “Environmental Upgrading in Global Value Chains: The Role of Ports in the Greening of Maritime Transport,” Geoforum, Vol. 89, pp. 83-95 – with René Taudal Poulsen

and Henrik Sornn-Friese  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2018.01.011

2018    “From Smiling to Smirking? 3D Printing, Upgrading and the Restructuring of Global Value Chains,” Global Networks, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 57-80 – with Märtha Rehnberg http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/glob.12166/full

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