Camilla Jensen

PhD (Economics), MA (English and Economics)

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I have a background in cultural studies (MA in Economics and Languages) and a PhD in Economics from SDU, Denmark. My doctoral thesis was on foreign direct investment in Poland and the political-economic and technological aspects of the reincorporation of foreign capital into the Polish economic system during transition to a market economy. Since then I have worked as Assistant and Associate Professor at the Department of International Economics and Management at CBS, Copenhagen. At the same time I was a Lecturer in Comparative Economic Systems at Copenhagen University. Later I became Associate Professor at the Economics Department at Kadir Has University in Istanbul until I moved to Malaysia as the first Director of Studies and Associate Professor to the Nottingham School of Economics in Malaysia. During my time working in Asia I also served two terms as Research Fellow with the think-tank CASE in Poland.

My research is in international trade and focuses on multinational firms and exporting capabilities but with the political-economic aspects of economic systems research as an important underlying theme. For example, I have conducted several research projects on the political-economic systemic aspects of foreign direct investment in emerging economies such as Poland, Turkey, Malaysia and Cuba. Currently I am finalising a major research project on the Polish Special Economic Zones' policy where the underlying hypothesis is that the SEZ administrations have become a third factor (in between the central and local administrations) of the political-economic geography of the country with the particular protagonist role of catering to (foreign) business investors. A related project I am continuing working on is the role of country systemic factors (especially political risk) towards shaping the long run of the techno-socio-economic outcomes of foreign direct investments in emerging economies.

My future research will focus on the role of information and cultural perceptions related with the current proliferation of self-governance mechanisms for standard setting cultures and systems in international trade exemplified with cases related with energy and the environment, where the central actors also often are multinational firms.


  • Economics, Politics
  • Multinational Firms
  • International Trade
  • Policy Evaluation
  • Sustainable Development

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Research Output 2000 2019

Balancing to Utopia: Multinationals in Oligarchies

Jensen, C. & Zamborsky, P., 22 Dec 2019, Non-market Strategies in International Business: How MNEs capture value through their political, social and environmental strategies. Shirodkar, V., Strange, R. & McGuire, S. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 41-73 33 p. (Academy of International Business - UK & Ireland Chapter Book Series).

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

Did transition bring cleaner air? Effects of ownership, territorial and technology policy on air pollution

Jensen, C. & Mina, A., 25 Sep 2019, In : Ecological Economics. 165, November 2019, 106276.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

How valid are common indicators of political risk used in IB research and practice?

Jensen, C., 25 Jun 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

Organisational Mindfulness & Environmental Sustainability Outcomes: A Critical Case Study of Multinational Suppliers to Oil & Gas in Saudi Arabia

Ndubisi, N. O., Al-Shuridah, O. & Jensen, C., 25 Jun 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

The Differential Impact of Political Uncertainty on Investment Decisions in Foreign and Domestic Firms in Turkey

Jensen, C. & Dreyer, J. K., 1 Oct 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review