I am interested in the blurring boundaries between public and private responsibilities, particularly with regard to the governance of CSR and sustainability issues. Where, how and why are businesses contributing to the public good? Why do companies engage in voluntary efforts like private governance (differently)? What’s the difference between different modes and models of collaborative organizing? What are the implications of companies taking on governance roles? What governance approaches can make international supply chains more sustainable? These indicative questions guide my research on private governance initiatives, supply chain management and governance, and varying CSR approaches. I currently explore these issues empirically through the case of the Bangladesh ready-made garment industry. In addition, as a former CSR practitioner, I am also keenly interested in research relevance and bridging the research-practice gap.
Primary research areas
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
International Supply Chains / Global Value Chains
Collaboration and Partnerships (e.g. MSIs)
Project Manager, The Regulation of International Supply Chains (RISC) Coordinator, Sustainability Governance Group, CBS Sustainability Coordinator, Governing Sustainable Value Chains group, Centre for Business and Development Studies