spomsc

Department of Management, Society and Communication

  • Centre for Business and Development Studies (CBDS)
Stefano
Ponte
Professor


Room: DH.Ø.2.23
Tel:
+4538154265
E-mail: spo.msc@cbs.dk
Presentation

I am primarily interested in transnational economic and environmental governance, with focus on overlaps and tensions between private authority and public regulation. My research, fieldwork, teaching and policy work is informed by international political economy approaches, global value chain analysis and convention theory.

I also analyze business-government-civil society interactions, economic development and environmental upgrading trajectories in global value chains — especially in Africa and in the global South. I am particularly interested in how sustainability labels, certifications and codes of conduct shape power relations in global value chains, and in how different forms of partnerships affect sustainability outcomes.

Finally, I am involved in projects critically examining the role of celebrities and branding in these processes, new forms of development aid, changing corporate social and environmental responsibility practices, and cause-related marketing.

Primary research areas
  • International Political Economy
  • Global Value Chains and Production Networks
  • Business and Development
  • Sustainability
  • Cause-related marketing, Brand Aid, role of celebrity mediation
  • Political economy of development and of Africa
  • Partnerships for sustainability
Curriculum Vitae
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Courses
  • “Perspectives on Governance and Sustainable Development,” PhD course
  •  “Applied International Political Economy,” International Business and Politics Programme, MSc
  •  “Responsible Value Chains: A Path to Sustainable Development?” Business and Development Studies Programme, MSc
  • “Africa, Global Value Chains and Development,” Business and Development Studies Programme, MSc
  •  “Brand Aid: Cause-related Marketing, Celebrity Humanitarianism and Ethical Consumption”, Elective course, BSc/MSc
Supervision
 

Interested in supervising in the areas of:

  • Transnational Environmental Governance
  • Business and sustainability
  • Social and environmental labels and certification
  • Ethical and sustainable consumption
  • Global value chains and production networks (especially in the agro-food sector)
  • Cause-related marketing and brand aid
  • New forms of CSR and corporate philanthropy
  • Governance in North-South economic relations
  • Business, trade and development (especially in Africa)
  • Convention theory and management of quality/symbolic value.

 

Selected publications

Books:

2022

Contested Sustainability: The Political Ecology of Conservation and Development Partnerships in Tanzania, James Currey/Boydell & Brewer: Martelsham, UK and Rochester, NY– co-editor with Christine Noe and Daniel Brockington. Open access, available here: https://boydellandbrewer.com/9781847013224/contested-sustainability/

2019

Business, Power and Sustainability in a World of Global Value Chains, Zed Books: London and New York.

2019

Handbook of Global Value Chains, Edward Elgar: Cheltenham – co-editor with Gary Gereffi and Gale Raj-Reichert.

Articles:

2022

“Environmental upgrading in global value chains: A framework for analysis,” Economic Geography – with Aarti Krishnan and Valentina de Marchi https://doi.org/10.1080/00130095.2022.2100340

2022

“Competition, regulation and transformation: Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) and quota allocations in South Africa’s industrial fisheries value chain,” Development & Change – with Thando Vilakazi http://doi.org/10.1111/dech.12724

2021

“Competition and Power in Global Value Chains,” Competition & Change, Vol. 25, No. 3–4,  pp. 328–349 – with Pamela Mondliwa and Simon Roberts https://doi.org/10.1177/1024529420975154

2020

“Green Capital Accumulation: Business and Sustainability Management in a World of Global Value Chains,” New Political Economy, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 72-84 https://doi.org/10.1080/13563467.2019.1581152

2019

“Power in Global Value Chains,” Review of International Political Economy, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 666-694 – with Mark Dallas and Tim Sturgeon https://doi.org/10.1080/09692290.2019.1608284

 

Publications sorted by:
2022
Thando Vilakazi; Stefano Ponte / Black Economic Empowerment and Quota Allocations in South Africa's Industrial Fisheries
In: Development and Change, Vol. 53, No. 5, 9.2022, p. 1059-1086
Journal article > peer review
Christine Noe; Asubisye Mwamfupe; Opportuna Kweka; Ruth Wairimu John; Pilly Silvano; Faraja Daniel Namkesa; Robert Eliakim Katikiro; Rasul Ahmed Minja; Mette Fog Olwig; Dan Brockington; Stefano Ponte / Conservation and Development in Tanzania : Background, History, and Recent Developments.
In: Contested Sustainability: The Political Ecology of Conservation and Development in Tanzania. . ed. /Stefano Ponte; Christine Noe; Dan Brockington. Woodbridge : James Currey 2022, p. 33-70 (Eastern Africa Series, Vol. 54)
Book chapter > peer review
Stefano Ponte (Editor) ; Christine Noe (Editor) ; Dan Brockington (Editor) / Contested Sustainability : The Political Ecology of Conservation and Development in Tanzania.
Woodbridge : James Currey 2022, 315 p. (Eastern Africa Series, Vol. 54)
Anthology > peer review
Dan Brockington; Christine Noe; Stefano Ponte / Contested Sustainability
In: Contested Sustainability: The Political Ecology of Conservation and Development in Tanzania. . ed. /Stefano Ponte; Christine Noe; Dan Brockington. Woodbridge : James Currey 2022, p. 287-302 (Eastern Africa Series, Vol. 54)
Book chapter > peer review
Stefano Ponte / Convention Theory and the Governance of Global Value Chains
In: Handbook of Economics and Sociology of Conventions. ed. /Rainer Diaz Bone; Guillemette de Larquier. Cham : Springer 2022, p. 1-18
Book chapter > peer review
Stefano Ponte; Christine Noe; Asubisye Mwamfupe; Opportuna Kweka; Kelvin Joseph Kamde; Mette Fog Olwig; Dan Brockington; Lasse Folke Henriksen; Ruth Wairimu John; Pilly Silvano; Faraja Daniel Namkesa; Robert Eliakim Katikiro; Rasul Ahmed Minja; Caleb Gallemore / Design and Methodology
In: Contested Sustainability: The Political Ecology of Conservation and Development in Tanzania. . ed. /Stefano Ponte; Christine Noe; Dan Brockington. Woodbridge : James Currey 2022, p. 71-102 (Eastern Africa Series, Vol. 54)
Book chapter > peer review
Aarti Krishnan; Valentina de Marchi; Stefano Ponte / Environmental Upgrading and Downgrading in Global Value Chains : A Framework for Analysis.
In: Economic Geography, 12.8.2022
Journal article > peer review
Lisa Ann Richey; Stefano Ponte / Humanitarianism and Corporate Branding : The Case of Brand Aid.
In: Routledge Handbook of Humanitarian Communication. ed. /Lilie Chouliaraki; Anne Vestergaard. Abingdon : Routledge 2022, p. 266-284
Book chapter > peer review
Juliane Lang; Stefano Ponte; Thando Vilakazi / Linking Power and Inequality in Global Value Chains
In: Global Networks, 10.11.2022
Journal article > peer review
Stefano Ponte; Christine Noe; Dan Brockington / New Partnerships for Sustainability
In: Contested Sustainability: The Political Ecology of Conservation and Development in Tanzania. . ed. /Stefano Ponte; Christine Noe; Dan Brockington. Woodbridge : James Currey 2022, p. 3-32 (Eastern Africa Series, Vol. 54)
Book chapter > peer review
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Research Projects
Outside activities
Name of contractual partner Duration of activity Type of activity
University of Johannesburg, CCRED 2020 - Distinguished Visiting Professor
Department of Economics and Management, University of Padova 2020-2021 Visiting Professor