Elsje Fourie

I have a BA (Cum Laude) and BA (Hons) from the University of Pretoria; an MA (with Distinction) from the University of Bradford; and a PhD (Cum Laude) from the University of Trento. As Assistant Professor of Globalisation and Development at the University of Maastricht, I coordinate and teach courses on inter alia theories and histories of globalisation and development, on East Asia’s role as site and agent of global development and on global poverty and inequality.  My research interests include the political economy of East Africa, the role of emulation and policy transfer on development policy and the role of modernizing theories and discourses on African development.  I am currently researching the transfer of Japanese productivity and management techniques—or kaizen—to Ethiopian factories.




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Maastricht University
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