Dr Greetje Schouten

As a Senior Research Fellow, Greetje focuses on understanding partnering processes between NGOs, businesses and governments, mainly in the field of sustainable food and agriculture. Within this broad field she developed two main research lines. The first is on private governance arrangements and their relation to other regulatory arrangements, mainly in the global South. The second centers on the role of partnerships in processes of inclusive development. 

Within her research, Greetje aims to apply and advance qualitative methodologies, among which comparative configurational methodologies (e.g. QCA) and process tracing. Most of the research projects she is involved in have an action research component. 

Greetje teaches the elective ‘Cross-Sector Partnerships for Sustainable Development’ in the Master program Global Business and Sustainability. In this course, students are encouraged to critically analyze the concept of cross-sector partnerships, their role in sustainable development and their possible impact and frailties.