Department of Management, Society and Communication


Shakil Ghori

With a post-graduate degree in NGO Management/Social Policy from London School of Economics (LSE - 2003) and a PhD in Service Marketing/ Quality Assurance in higher education from Oxford Brookes University (2016), my current research interests include global value chains and mutli-stakeholder initiatives in cotton/garment industry in South Asia. In my past engagements, I worked extensively in international development and largely worked on assignments commissioned by many bilateral and multilateral development agencies such as USAID, UNDP, UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Office (formerly DFID). I specialise in research design, data collection and data analysis using qualitative and quantitative approaches.

Primary research areas
  • Global value chains  (GVC)
  • Multi-stakeholder Analysis (MSI)
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Research design / Data Analysis
  • Student experience/student engagement in higher education
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Selected publications

Compliance and Cooperation in Global Value Chains: The Effects of the Better Cotton Initiative in Pakistan and India
Ghori, S., Lund-Thomsen, P., Gallemore, C., Singh, S. & Riisgaard, L., Mar 2022, In: Ecological Economics. 193, 8 p., 107312.

Global Value Chains and Intermediaries in Multi‐stakeholder Initiatives in Pakistan and India
Lund-Thomsen, P., Riisgaard, L., Singh, S., Ghori, S. & Coe, N. M., May 2021, In: Development and Change. 52, 3, p. 504-532 29 p.

Bridging Global Standard Requirements and Local Famer Needs: Implementing Parterns of the Better Cotton Initiative in Pakistan and India
Lund-Thomsen, P., Riisgaard, L., Coe, N. M., Singh, S. & Ghori, S., 2018, Frederiksberg: Copenhagen Business School [wp], 34 p. (CBDS Working Paper; No. 1, 2018).