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Lindsay Whitfield 

Room: DH.Ø.2.18

Tel: +4538153233


I am interested in understanding processes of economic development in the context of an ever changing global economy.

My research focuses on the challenges and opportunities that Sub-Saharan African countries face in industrializing in the 21st century. It analyses the emergence and evolution of manufacturing and agribusiness industries, especially how local firms build capabilities to compete in global production networks and the roles of government industrial policy, foreign direct investment and migrant capitalists. I also examine industrial relations and working conditions in local and foreign owned supplier firms producing in global value chains, and how they are affected by global buyers’ purchasing practices, firms’ labor control regimes, and workers’ actions. Lastly, I am examining how countries can pursue green industrialization and circular economy principles.

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