Department of Management, Society and Communication
My research mainly explores issues of business in developing countries. It often considers developing country firms’ access to local and global markets, and draws upon global value chain theory. I currently work on links between World Heritage designation and retail change in Hoi An, Vietnam. I am also part of the Kenya team of the CBS-based Successful African Firms and Institutional Change project.
- Developing country firms in global value chains
- Global and local retail in developing countries
- Economic geography
- Clothing and food industries
- Business-state relations and transition economies
- Southeast Asia, especially Vietnam
- Business Language and Culture (BLC) - Programme Director
- Co-coordinating and co-teaching the BADS course 'Managing Development Interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa' CBS
- Supervises at all levels
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
: The Business of Society 23.4.2018
In: Geoforum, Vol. 91, 5.2018, p. 245–252
Copenhagen : Copenhagen Business School, CBS 2017, 20 p. (CBDS Working Paper Series, No. 1, Vol. 2017)
Abstract from RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2017, 2017
In: Central Asian Survey, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2016, p. 16-25
Abstract from The Private Sector in Development, 2016
In: Journal of Economic Geography, Vol. 16, No. 4, 2016, p. 831-847
Abstract from Fourth Global Conference on Economic Geography 2015, 2015
København : Danida 2015, 26 p.
København : Copenhagen Business School, CBS 2013, 23 p.
Abstract from RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2013, 2013
In: Asian Journal of Social Science, Vol. 39, No. 5, 2011, p. 627-651
Manchester : School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester 2011, 24 p.
Abstract from RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2011. The Geographical Imagination, 2011
In: Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion: West Europe. . ed. /Lise Skov. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2010, p. 118-120
In: Competition & Change, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2009, p. 29-50
København : Dansk Institut for Internationale Studier, DIIS 2008, 66 p.
København : Dansk Institut for Internationale Studier, DIIS 2008, 19 p. (DIIS Working Paper, No. 2008/22)
København : Københavns Universitet 2006, 219 p. (Ph.d.-serien)
København : Center for Udviklingsforskning 2002, 25 p. (DIIS Working Paper, No. 02.14)