Dr. Charlotte Keijser
Charlotte Keijser holds a master’s degree in International Development Studies from the University of Amsterdam (UvA), with a specialisation in Economics and Human Development, and a bachelor’s degree in Human Geography. Upon completion of her master’s degree in 2012, Charlotte spent a year at the University of Amsterdam as a research assistant examining “flexibility in the labor market in developing countries”.
She has extensive fieldwork experience in India, Cuba, Ghana, Togo, Senegal and South Africa. Her research interests include global value chains, the services sector, and innovation systems, with a regional focus on Sub-Saharan Africa.
Currently, Charlotte is a PhD fellow in Economics and Governance at UNU-MERIT. Her doctoral research looks at organisational learning and firm performance in regional and global value chains of IT-enabled services, focusing on the case of South Africa.
Charlotte is also Programme Coordinator for the GPAC2 (dual career PhD) programme offered at UNU-MERIT.