I am an economic geographer primarily interested in interlinkages between global value chains and local development. I often explore issues of value creation and value capture in the Global South, and have mainly been working in Southeast Asia, especially Vietnam. I currently examine relations between ‘sustainable and responsible consumption’ and geographies of dissociation in the gems and jewellery sector.
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Mainly interested in supervising in the following broad topics:
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Kamau, P., Thomsen, L. and McCormick, D. (2019) Identifying entry barriers for food processors to supermarkets in Kenya. Scientific African, November 2019, pp 1-9
Thomsen, L. (2018) Retailing in Places of World Heritage, Transition and 'Planned Authenticity'. Geoforum, Volume 91, May 2018, pp 245–252 (accessible online until 10 May 2018)
Thomsen, L. (2016) Exporting to Russia? Entry barriers for Food Suppliers in a Territory in Transition. Journal of Economic Geography, Vol 16, No. 4, p. 831-847
Thomsen, L. (2015) Synergies Between Danish Development Cooperation and Commercial Activities in Vietnam : Experience from Green Growth and Fisheries, Danida: Copenhagen.
Thomsen, L (2011) Business-state relations in the Differentiated Private Sector in Vietnam : Access to Capital and Land. Asian Journal of Social Science, Vol. 39, No. 5, p. 627-651
Thomsen, L. (2009) Internal Business Organization in the Private Garment Industry in Vietnam : The Roles of Ethnicity, Origin and Location. Competition & Change Vol. 13, No. 1, p. 29–50
Thomsen, L. (2007) Accessing global value chains? The role of business–state relations in the private clothing industry in Vietnam. Journal of Economic Geography, Vol. 7, No. 6, November 2007, 753-776
Palpacuer, F., Gibbon, P. and L. Thomsen (2005) New Challenges for Developing Country Suppliers in Global Clothing Value Chains: A Comparative European Perspective. World Development, Vol. 33, No. 3, page 409-430