Department of Management, Society and Communication
- CBS Sustainability
- Centre for Business and Development Studies (CBDS)
My research focuses on sustainable value chains, industrial clusters, and corporate social responsibility with a regional focus on South Asia. I have undertaken a number of in-depth studies on these themes in the football manufacturing, leather tanning, garment and textile industries in South Asia. Most recently, I have researched the formulation, implementation and socio-economic and environmental impacts of the Better Cotton Initiative – a multi-stakeholder initiative - in Pakistan and India. I have also a broader interest in the role of the private sector in development and the field of business and development studies as an academic and policy-oriented discipline. At present, I am involved in a three-year in- depth-study of women’s entrepreneurship in the bamboo value chains of India in the states of Assam, Odisha, Meghalya, and Madhya Pradesh.
I have published more than 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Business and Society, Global Networks, Geoforum, Journal of Business Ethics, Development and Change, and Journal of Economic Geography. I am also co-editor of the forthcoming Routledge anthology, “Business and Development Studies: Issues and Perspectives” (together w. Hansen and Lindgreen). Currently, I serve as Associate Editor at the journal Competition and Change (Sage Publications).
- CSER in Developing Countries
- Industrial Upgrading & MSMEs
- Ethical and Fair Trade
- Global Value Chains and Clusters
- Industry focus: football, garments, textiles, and leather.
I represent the Copenhagen Business School in two fora:
The Danish Ethical Trading Initiative (DIEH). DIEH is multi-stakeholder initiative involving Danish brands, NGOs, government organizations, and other stakeholders that work towards promoting ethical and sustainable trade.
The Bibliometric Research Indicator (BFI) group on ‘Geography and Development’. The BFI system of the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science is an element of the performance-based model for distribution of the block grant to Danish Universities based on research based publication.
Corporate Social Responsibility in Action: A Path to Sustainable Development? (Business and Development Studies Master Core Course)
What is Behind the Label? CSR and Sustainability Standards in Developing Countries.
Supervision of PhD, master-level and bachelor students in the broad fields of CSR and sustainability in developing country contexts.
Developing a working paper/teaching resource on sustainable value chain entrepreneurship with support from the Danish Entrepreneurship Foundation.
Peter Lund-Thomsen; Michael W. Hansen; Adam Lindgreen / Business and Development Studies – Issues and Perspectives, Routledge, London. 2019 (In Press)
Lone Riisgaard; Peter Lund-Thomsen; Neil Coe, Multistakeholder initiatives in global production networks: naturalizing specific understandings of sustainability through the Better Cotton Initiative, Global Networks, 2019, Online first
Peter Lund-Thomsen; Adam Lindgreen / Is there a Sweet Spot in Ethical Trade? : A Critical Appraisal of the Potential for Aligning Buyer, Supplier, and Worker Interests in Global Production Networks.
In: Geoforum, Vol. 90, 3.2018, p. 84-90
Peter Lund-Thomsen; Adam Lindgreen; Joelle Vanhamme / Industrial Clusters and Corporate Social Responsibility in Developing Countries : What We Know, What We Do Not Know, and What We Need to Know .
In: Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 133, No. 1, 2016, p. 9-24
Peter Lund-Thomsen; Adam Lindgreen / Corporate Social Responsibility in Global Value Chains : Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?.
In: Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 123, No. 1, 2014, p. 11-22
In: Geoforum, Vol. 44, 2013, p. 71-81
In: Business Regulation and Non-State Actors: Whose Standards? Whose Development?. . ed. /Darryl Reed; Peter Utting; Ananya Mukherjee-Reed. Abingdon : Routledge 2012, p. 189-200
In: Corporate Governance: The international journal of business in society, Vol. 12, No. 4, 2012, p. 568-578
In: Development and Change, Vol. 43, No. 6, 2012, p. 1211-1237
In: Competition and Change, Vol. 16, No. 4, 2012, p. 261-280
In: Journal of Change Management, Vol. 11, No. 1, 3.2011, p. 73-90
Frederiksberg : Center for Corporate Social Responsibility, CBS 2011, 28 p.
Frederiksberg : Center for Corporate Social Responsibility, CBS 2011, 50 p.
In: Global Networks: A Journal of Transnational Affairs, Vol. 11, No. 3, 2011, p. 334-354
In: Journal of Corporate Citizenship, No. 42, 2011, p. 55-72
In: Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 93, No. Supplement 2, 2010, p. 201-222
In: Business Strategy and the Environment, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2010, p. 1-13
In: Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 93, No. 2, 2010, 4 p., p. 139-142
In: Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 90, No. 1, 2009, p. 57-78
Wien : United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 2009, 97 p. (Technical Paper Series: Industrial Policy and Private Sector Development Branch, No. 17)
In: Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 90, No. 1, Supplement, 2009, p. 1-2
In: Development and Change, Vol. 39, No. 6, 2008, p. 1005-1018
2007, 31 p.
In: Social learning: Towards a sustainable world. Principles, perspectives, and praxis. Wageningen : Wageningen Academic Publishers 2007, p. 297-311
Frederiksberg : Centre for Corporate Responsibility, Copenhagen Business School 2007, 4 p.
In: Corporate Citizenship in Developing Countries: New partnership perspectives. . ed. /Mahad Huniche; Esben Rahbek Pedersen. Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School Press 2006, p. 113-137
In: International Affairs (London, 1944), Vol. 82, No. 5, 2006, p. 977-987
København : Samfundslitteratur 2005, 242 p. (Ph.D.serie, No. 2005-17)
In: International Affairs (London, 1944), Vol. 81, No. 3, 2005, p. 619-633
In: Sustainable development and the university. ed. /Robert Fincham; Susse Georg; Eskild Holm Nielsen. 2005, p. 75-91
In: Development : Journal of the Society for International Development, Vol. 47, No. 3, 2004, p. 106-113
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Duration of activity
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Consultancy Report – Final Evaluation of the Project
Foundation for Micro, small, and medium Enterprises New Delhi
February 2019 – February 2021
Research – Study of Women’s –entrepreneurship in the Bamboo Value Chains of India (States of Assam, Meghalya, Madya Pradesh and Odisha)