Universitetsvej 1, 23.2
- Industriel udvikling, Udviklingsstudier, Udviklingslande
Forsknings og undervisningsoplysninger
I am currently employed as associate professor at the Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University. As a researcher I am interested in changes in the global economy and how it affects developing countries (especially in Africa). I am currently finalising a research project on the economic and political consequences (locally as well as globally) of the renewed Chinese interest in Africa. January 1st 2012 I embarked upon a collaborative research programme entitled ‘Successful African Firms and Institutional Change’ comparing firm-internal and firm-external matters in Zambia, Kenya and Tanzania (see www.cbs.dk/cbds/safic). Concurrently, I work on the role of innovative forms of finance for development, the role of the private sector in development, and the impacts of development aid. During the past decade I have taught and supervised students at all levels in most universities in Denmark and in a couple of foreign universities. I enjoy conveying my research knowledge orally and in writing to peers as well as to the general public.
General: Global political economy, economic development and development interventions.
Specific: Globalisation, private sector development, development aid, and resource extraction.
Theoretical: Political economy, state-business relations, and institutional economy.
Disciplinary: Development studies.
Geographic: Low income countries, sub-Saharan Africa, Ghana and Zambia.
Current and future research
- Chinese investments and local policy making in Zambia
- South-South development cooperation
- Globalisation and the private sector in Africa
- Successful African Firms and Institutional Change (www.cbs.dk/cbds/safic)
2006: PhD, International Development Studies, Roskilde University
1998: M.Sc. Economic Geography, Institute of Geography, University of Copenhagen
06/2011-: Associate Professor, Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University
Director of Studies, International Development Studies and Global Studies, Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University
02/2009-06/2011: Assistant Professor, Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University
09/2007-01/2009: Project Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies.
06/2007-09/2007: Paternity leave.
03/2007-06/2007: Project researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies, Copenhagen. Desk study for Danida on Financing for Development in Africa.
09/2006-: External lecturer, Centre for African Studies, University of Copenhagen.
09/2006-12/2006: Project researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies, Copenhagen. Desk study for Danida on Financing for Development in Africa.
09/2006-12/2006: External lecturer, Institute of Geography, University of Copenhagen
04/2006-06/2006: Project researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies, Copenhagen.
11/2005-12/2005: Project researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies, Copenhagen. Editor of special edition of journal on the impact of development aid.
12/2001-03/2005: PhD Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies, Copenhagen & International Development Studies, Roskilde University.
2000: Teaching assistant, Institute of Geography, University of Copenhagen
03/1999-11/2001: Head of Section, Centre of African Studies, University of Copenhagen.
Articles in peer reviewed journals:
 2012 ‘Seeking markets and resources: State-driven Chinese and Indian investments in Zambia’ forthcoming in International Journal for Technology and Globalisation. Special Issue on Emerging Multinationals – co-authored with Godfrey Hampwaye.
 2012 ‘The revival of non-traditional state actors’ interests in Africa: Does it matter for policy autonomy?’ forthcoming in Development Policy Review, 30(6): 703-718
 2012 ‘Bringing indigenous ownership back: Chinese investments and contemporary policy making in Zambia’ Journal of Modern African Studies,50(3): 447-466.
 2011 ‘Back to BASICs? The rejuvenation of non-traditional donors’ development cooperation with Africa’ Development and Change, 42(2), 585-607.
 2009 ‘Knocking on a wide open door: Chinese investments in Africa’ Review ofAfrican Political Economy, 36(122), 479-497. Routledge Editor’s pick, 2010.
 2009 ‘Part of the Disease or Part of the Cure? Chinese Investments in the Zambian Mining and Construction sectors’ European Journal of Development Research, 21(4), 644-661. *
 2008 ‘The Return of Non-DAC Donors to Africa: New Prospects for African Development?’ Development Policy Review, 26(5), 2008, 555-84.
 2004 ‘The Embedded Recipient and the Disembedded Donor: Private-Sector Development Aid in Ghana’ Forum for Development Studies, 31(2), 307-335.
 2010 ‘The Price of ‘Openness’: Towards Chinese Economic Control in Zambia’ in F. Cheru and C. Obi (eds.) The Rise of China and India in Africa. Challenges, Opportunities and Critical Interventions. London. Zed Books, pp. 208-217.
 2009 ‘China’s Investments in Africa’ in M. P. van Dijk (ed.) The presence of China in Africa. Amsterdam. Amsterdam University Press, pp. 83-101 – co-authored with Meine Pieter van Dijk.
 2009 ‘State-driven Chinese Investments in Zambia: Combining Strategic Interests and Profits’ in M. P. van Dijk (ed.) The presence of China in Africa. Amsterdam. Amsterdam University Press, pp. 117-141 – co-authored with Anders Bastholm.
 2007 ’Chinese Drivers for Zambian Development: The Effects of Chinese Investments in Zambia?’ in M. Kittisou (ed.) Africa in China’s Global Strategy. London, Adonis & Abbey Publishers. pp. 162-181.
 2005 ‘Building technological capabilities in Ghanaian SMEs through private sector development programmes’ in J. Kuada (ed.) Internationalisation and Enterprise Development in Ghana. London, Adonis & Abbey Publishers, pp. 217-270.
Edited journal issues:
 2007 Tommestok og tryllestav: Målestokke for udvikling & Privatsektoren som vidundermiddel?[Carpenter’s ruler and magician's wand: measuring development & the private sector as a panacea] Den Ny Verden 40(1) - co-edited with Søren Jeppesen & Henrik Egelyng
 2005 Dette er ikke en brønd. Om planlægning og uforudsigelighed i udviklingsbistanden[This is not a well: planning and unpredictability in development aid]. Den Ny Verden 38(2) - co-edited with Steen Folke.
Other research publications:
 2011 ‘Emerging Partners and Governance: Does the rise of emerging partnerships increase ownership of development policies and widen the policy space for African governments?’ Special African Economic Outlook 2011 Paper. OECD Development Centre, Paris.
 2010 ‘The potential role of non-traditional donors’ aid in Africa’ ICTSD Issue Paper No. 11. International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Geneva.
 2010 ‘India’s African Engagement’ ARI 10/2010. Real Instituto Elcano, Madrid.
 2008 ’Penge til udvikling [Finance for development]’ Den Ny Verden 41(3): 77-85.
 2008 ‘International Companies in Fragile States’ DIIS Policy Brief - co-authored with Luke Patey.
 2007 ’Kinesiske investeringer i Zambia. Den kinesiske stats indflydelse og betydningen af strategiske interesser [Chinese investments in Zambia: the role of the Chinese state and strategic interests]’ Den Ny Verden 40(4), 2007: 67-76 - co-authored with Anders Bastholm.
 2007 ’Finansiering af udvikling i Afrika: Nye donorer og finansieringsformer? [Finance for development in Africa: New donors and new forms of finance?]’ DIIS Policy Brief 2007/2.
 2007 ’Kina i Afrika – gamle alliancer med nye globalpolitiske perspektiver? [China in Africa – old alliances with new global political perspectives?]’ Økonomi og Politik80(1), 2007: 35-50 - Co-authored with Jørgen Delman.
 2007 ’Innovativ finansiering af Udvikling i Afrika [Innovative finance for development in Africa]’ DIIS Working Paper2007/27.
 2007 ’Ikke-DAC donorer i Afrika [Non-DAC donors in Africa]’ DIIS Working Paper 2007/26.
 2007 ’Udenlandske investeringer og udvikling i Afrika [Foreign direct investments and development in Africa]’ DIIS Working Paper2007/5.
 2007 ’Kontinuitet og forandring i den private sektor i Afrika syd for Sahara [Continuity and Change in the African private sector]’. Den Ny Verden40(1), 2007: 63-72.
 2007 ’Introduktion [Introduction]’ Den Ny Verden40(1), 2007: 7-17 - Co-authored with Søren Jeppesen & Henrik Egelyng.
 2005 ‘Danidas privatsektorprogram i Ghana - hvilke virkninger har det egentlig? [Danida’s private sector development programme in Ghana – what are the impacts?] Den Ny verden 38(2): 69-80.
 2005 "Mere bistand? Bedre bistand? Hvad virker og hvorfor? [More aid? improved aid? What works and why?] Den Ny verden 38(2): 7-18 - Co-authored with Steen Folke.
 2005 ‘Donor, Dollars and Development. Insights into the impacts of Danida’s Private sector Development Programme in Ghana’. PhD Dissertation. International Development Studies, Roskilde University Centre.
 1998 ’Den uformelle sektor i Bogotá: behov versus strategi [The informal sector in Bogotá: needs versus strategies]’ MSc Dissertation, Institute of Geography, University of Copenhagen - Co-authored with Nanna Nyholm.
 2009 ’Mere privatsektorbistand til Afrika: for meget ideologi og for lidt viden [More private sector aid to Africa: too much ideology – too little information]’ Udvikling 8: 20-21 – co-authered with Laurids S. Lauridsen, Niels Fold, Søren Jeppesen og Peter Wad.
 2009 ’Afrikas korruption ruller videre: retssagen mod Zambias tidligere præsident lignede en ny begyndelse i kampen mod korruption, men endte som fuser [Africa’s corruption continues: the trial of Zambia’s former President looked like a new beginning but eventually fizzled out]’ Politiken (August 28).
 2009 ‘Chinese investments, populist discourses and regulation in Zambia’, DIIS yearbook 2009. Danish Institute for International Studies, Copenhagen.
 2009: ‘Giv Afrika veje, tog el og vand [Provide roads, trains, electricity and water to Africa]’ Politiken (January 25, 2009) - Co-authored with Lindsey Whitfield.
 2006 ’Madames kamp mod Kinas kopier [Madame’s war on Chinese copies]’ Information. (October 12, 2006) – co-authered with Ebbe Prag.
 2004 The Private Sector Development Programme in Ghana: risks of failure and potential ways forward. The Royal Danish Embassy in Ghana, Accra.
Selected conference papers:
2010 ‘The potential role of non-traditional donors’ aid in Africa’ ICSTD conference: emerging issues on trade-related development assistance, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Geneva, October 19-21, 2010 (invited speaker).
2010 ‘Africa’s emerging partnerships’ Africa’s Emerging Economic Partnership, OECD Development Centre Paris, October 11-12 2010 (invited speaker).
2009 ‘Bringing indigenous ownership back to the private sector: Chinese investment, populist discourses and contemporary policy making in Zambia’ at the African Studies Association 52nd Annual Meeting ‘Africa at a crossroads’, New Orleans, USA, November 19- 22 2009.
2009 ‘The rise of China in Africa and consequences for Dutch / European Africa policies’ 'Expert Meeting' invited by the Netherlands Institute of Multiparty Democracy, the Hague, May 8th 2009.
2009 ‘United States – China – Africa Development Dialogue’ Ford Foundation meeting at Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 17-19 March 2009 (invited chair).
2008‘Knocking on a wide open door. Chinese investment in Zambia’ Mine Watch Zambia Conference. Politics, Economy, Society, Ecology and Investment in Zambia, Dept. of Politics and International Relations,University of Oxford, September 19-20 2008.
2008 ‘China, India and the Return of Non-DAC donors to Africa’, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, September 18, 2008 (invited speaker).
2008 ‘Opening the black box of China-Africa relations: the magnitude and composition of Chinese investments in Zambia’, 12th EADI General Conference, Geneva, June 24-28 2008.
2008 ‘The Return of Non-DAC Donors to Africa: New Prospects for African Development?’ Development, Justice, Governance: New Challenges in the Global South, Finish Society for Development Research, Helsinki, Finland, 23-25 April 2008
2007 ‘Chinese Aid to Africa: From Solidarity to Mutual Benefit?’China and Africa: Partners in Development and Security? August 23 2007, DIIS.
2007 ‘Chinese investments in Africa: catalyst, competitor, or capacity builder’. Invited AEGIS panel: The Role of China and India in Africa. AEGIS European Conference on African Studies, African Studies Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands, 11-14 July 2007.
2006 ‘Continuity and Change in the Ghanaian Private Sector: the Role of Development Aid. FAU Conference: Breaking new ground: Development Research 2005-2015 and beyond. Copenhagen Business School, May 10-11 2006.
2004 ‘The paradox of reform - Added donor pressure and increased domestic persistence in the development aid to the private sector in Ghana’. The Challenge of Agriculture Led Industrialization in Uganda, Kampala, Uganda, August 23-24 2004.
2003 ‘The impact of aid to the private sector in Ghana: some analytical considerations’Intervention, Local Politics and the State, Lammi, Finland, August 14-16 2003.
2003 ‘Building capabilities in Ghanaian small- and medium-scaled enterprises through private sector development programmes’ International Business Centre, School of Administration, University of Ghana, Legon, October 31 2003.
- In press
Bringing "indigenous" ownership back : Chinese presence and the Citizen Economic Empowerment Commission in Zambia
Publikation: Forskning - peer review › Tidsskriftartikel
Publikation: Forskning - peer review › Tidsskriftartikel
Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidrag
The Private Sector Development Programme in Ghana : an outline of its impact at enterprise and private-sector level
Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidrag
The paradox of reform : added donor pressure and increased domestic persistence in the development aid to the private sector in Ghana
Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidrag