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 currently lead an ESRC funded large grant study on ‘Rising Powers, Labour Standards and Governance of Global Production’. I also head an 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 Co-ordinator. 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.