Having degrees in development studies and business administration I decided to design an interdisciplinary research focusing on multinational corporations and their role in modern society specifically in development efforts. In my research I study the relations between local communities and multinational corporations where the latter are acting as de facto governments. Such relations raise a lot of questions regarding the power as (political) representation of local communities to influence corporate policy and practice.
More specifically I look at the mechanisms and theoretical concepts that organise and describe these relations such as Contract Farming and Corporate Social Responsibility. My main focus is on how companies work with local communities in the Global South with a specific case of sugar cane farming in Tanzania.
Research interests: power dynamics, local institutions, corporate social responsibility, inequality, and contract farming
Journal Article - 2018
Monograph - 2018