Research projects

Ongoing and recently completed PhD research projects

  • Corporate social responsibility and NGOs in Tanzania (M. Rutenge)
  • Value chain development, entrepreneurship and conflict in Afghanistan (H. Ritchie)
  • Environmental responsibility of SMEs in Thailand (K. Tevapitak)
  • Making markets: the rise and decline of complementary currency systems in Argentina (G. Gomez, 2008)
  • Networking and learning by enterprise incubators in Brazil (A. Corradi)
  • Competitiveness Agreements, value chains and regional development in Colombia (A. Blandon)
  • Small enterprise competencies and learning in Ghana (J. Abban, 2009)

Other current and recent research projects

  • Developing Harmonious Business: Including Environmental Sustainability and CSR in the Strategies of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in the Plastics Processing Industry in China. (2009 – 2011).
  • Knowledge sharing partnership with Woord en Daad (2007 – 2010).
  • Consolidation and dissemination of HIVOS know-how on Quality Management, Standards, and Poverty Reduction for small producers as part of their Sustainable Production Program (2008 – 2010).
  • Development Policy Review Network (DPRN) project on Value Chains, Social Inclusion and Endogenous Growth (2008 - 2010).