Prof Khalid Nadvi

Professor of International Development

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BA, MA, DPhil, Sussex

I am a Political Economist specializing on issues relating to trade and industrial development. In particular my work has focused on small enterprise clusters, global value chains and production networks, global standards, corporate social responsibility and technological upgrading. I have recently led an ESRC funded large grant study on ‘Rising Powers, Labour Standards and Governance of Global Production’, headed the ESRC funded international network on Rising Powers and Global Standards and am the Research Co-ordinator for the ESRC's Programme on  ‘Rising Powers and Interdependent Futures’ Research Programme. My research has been published in over 30 leading journal articles and book chapters and is well cited.  I have acted as a consultant for a number of leading international agencies including UNIDO, ILO, UNCTAD, IADB and the World Bank. 

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PhD Students

PhD students currently working under my supervision (or recently completed) are:

Yohanes Kadurasman, (Completed 2010), ‘Global Value Chains and Technological Capabilities: Analysing the Dynamics of Competition in Indonesia’s Electronics and Garments Industry’.

Gale Raj-Reichert, (Completed 2010),‘Governance in Global Production Networks: Managing environmental health risks in the personal computer production chain’.

Shamel Al-Azmeh (Completed 2013), ‘The Globalization of Asian Garment Firms into the Qualified Industrial Zones (QIZ) in Egypt and Jordan: Asian Capital and Labour Flows’.  

Richard Record (Completed 2014), ‘Why do firms invest in an unstable business environment? Investigating formal and informal investment climate institutions in Vietnam’, 

Suk Jin Yoon (Completed 2014), ‘Environmental Performance of Clustered Firms: A Study on Industrial Ecosystem in Korean Industrial Districts’. 

Somjita Laha (Completed 2015), ‘The Informalisation of E-Waste: An Analysis of the Indian Experience’. 

Rachel Alexander (Completed 2016), ‘Governance for Sustainability in the Extended Supplier Networks of Cotton Garments’.

Serena Masino (Compleed 2015), ‘Macroeconomic Instability and Competitive Advantage in Latin America’. 

Corinna Braun-Munzinger (started September 2014, SIRF Studentship) - Business Associations as Intermediaries for Social and Economic Upgrading in Global Production 

Natalie Langford (started September 2014, ESRC Studentship) - Local and Global Civil Society Organisations and the Governance of Labour Standards in Global Value Chains: The case of the Indian shrimp industry

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