Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Centre of African Economies is an interdisciplinary centre conducting research on contemporary economic dynamics in Africa, with a particular focus on:

  • the nature, pace and outcomes of capitalist transformation processes unfolding across the African continent;
  • who benefits and how those benefits are shared as well as how the distribution of economic benefits is contested and the implications for political instability;
  • linkage between the regulation of economic transactions and state formation in African countries; and
  • how commodification shapes relationships of humanitarianism and development and its impact on Africans.
Researchers at the Centre provide unique insights into these processes by applying methodologies that emphasize in-depth country knowledge as well as comparative work, and by employing both quantitative and qualitative analysis. Countries currently covered by the centre research include Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Somalia, and Tanzania.

Publication network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output

CSR in Developing Countries: Competing Perspectives on Businesses, their Roles, and Responsibilities

Azizi, S. A. & Jeppesen, S., 2020, Business and Development Studies: Issues and Perspectives. Lund-Thomsen, P., Wendelboe Hansen, M. & Lindgreen, A. (eds.). Routledge, p. 235-256 22 p. (Routledge Studies in Innovation, Organizations and Technology).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Does union membership pay off? Evidence from Vietnamese SMEs

Torm, N., Feb 2020, Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam. Rand, J. & Tarp, F. (eds.). Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Exporting out of China or out of Africa? Automation versus Relocation in the Global Clothing Industry

Altenburg, T., Chen, X., Lütkenhorst, W., Staritz, C. & Whitfield, L., Jan 2020, Bonn: Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik, 98 p.

Research output: Working paperResearch

Open Access
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Projects

Hierarchies of Rights

Buur, L., Jaime Macuane, J., Mondlane Tembe, C., Monjane, C. M., Salimo, P., Patey, L., Maganga, F., Hundsbæk Pedersen, R., Mwakaje, A., Kweka, O., Sulle, E., Jacob, T. & Jarnholt, E. D.

01/01/2015 → …

Project: Research

Activities

  • 7 Organisation and participation in conference
  • 7 Lecture and oral contribution
  • 3 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Membership in committee, council, board

SPIWORK writeshop

Nina Torm (Participant), & Lone Riisgaard (Participant)

23 Jan 20202 Feb 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

SPIWORK internal team workshop

Nina Torm (Participant), & Lone Riisgaard (Participant)

1 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

6th ILO Conference on Regulating for Decent Work

Nina Torm (Speaker)

8 Jul 201910 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference

Press / Media

Jigjiga's autocratic modernity

Tobias Hagmann

30/01/2020

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Somalia connection in sugar smuggling syndicate revealed

Jacob Rasmussen

01/07/2018

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Kenya efter valget: Kenyattas kontrolregime når nye alarmerende højder

Jacob Rasmussen & Marie Ladekjær Gravesen

04/05/2018

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media