Matthew Alford
O: Global Value Chains

Matthew Alford is Senior Lecturer in International Business and Management, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester

My research interrogates questions of development in the context of globalization, transnational trading networks and labour. More specifically, I focus on the role of nation states in governing labour in global value chains, and how public regulations interact with lead-firm driven private codes of conduct and civil society initiatives. My recent work investigates these issues in the context of regional agricultural and garment value chains spanning Sub-Saharan Africa. I earned my PhD in International Development from the Global Development Institute (GDI) and am currently employed as Senior Lecturer in International Business and Management at Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS), University of Manchester.

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