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Alumnus Giovanni Pasquali wins 2021 Best Phenomenon-Based Paper Award from Journal of World Business
Former DPhil student Giovanni Pasquali has won the 2021 Best Phenomenon-Based Paper Award from the Journal of World Business for an article on value chains and the Kenyan leather sector.
Giovanni, who was co-supervised by Professors Xiaolan Fu and Diego Sánchez-Ancochea, completed his DPhil in 2018. He also completed the MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy at ODID.
The paper titled 'When value chains go South: Upgrading in the Kenyan leather sector' was based on a chapter of his doctoral thesis. It theorises whether and how links to North-South and South-South value chains differently affect suppliers’ delivery of product quality and value-added tasks, as well as their improvement over time.
The paper can be found here.