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Dr Martin Hess

Senior Lecturer

My main research interest firmly lies in the analysis of global production networks (GPNs) and regional development. In particular, I am interested in the embeddedness and power configurations of GPNs and their implications for development outcomes. The latter has renewed my interest in development issues in the Global South which at present is one focus of my research.

More specifically, there are currently three areas of research I pursue. First, continued work on the theoretical foundations of the global production networks approach, working towards a cultural political economy of GPNs; second, empirical research on mobile communications GPNs and especially mobile providers, services, software and applications; third, the implications of GPN configurations and variegated capitalism on working conditions and workers rights in the Global South.

Division: 
Research
Sustainability enthusiast?: 
No
Interdisciplinary themes: 
Development
Economy
Education

Connections

Course

Critical Perspectives on Development

Development and Sustainability; Social participation and political systems; Development and climate change

Group

Geographical Political Economy

The Geographical Political Economy research group is the longest-standing geography research group at The University of Manchester.  Members of the group share a common commitment to political economy i

Keywords: 
Political economy, Economy, Geography