prof.dr. (Peter) P Knorringa

prof.dr. (Peter) P Knorringa
Full professor International Institute of Social Studies Academic staff unit
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Peter Knorringa is a Professor of Private Sector & Development at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) at Erasmus University Rotterdam. His Chair focuses on the diverse roles and impacts of business on development. He does not perceive private firms as either the ‘enemy’ or the ‘heroic deliverer’ of development. Instead, he aims to advance a more empirical and nuanced debate on where and when entrepreneurs and firms are more likely to contribute to achieving more inclusive and sustainable development.

Since 2013, Professor Knorringa is the academic director of the Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa (CFIA), a multi-disciplinary research centre that is part of the strategic alliance between Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and the Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

His present research explores the developmental impacts of frugal innovations, and builds on his previous research on clustered small and medium scale enterprises, the role of trust, networks and social capital in value chain analysis, and the role of sustainability standards.  

Most of his research experience is in India and Vietnam, and he has also worked in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Russia.

 

 

  • Kees Biekart, Wendy Harcourt & Peter Knorringa (2016) - Exploring Civic Innovation for Social and Economic Transformation - Routledge
  • Georgina Gomez & Peter Knorringa (2016) - Local Governance, Economic Development and Institutions - doi: 10.1057/9781137557599 - Palgrave Macmillan UK

  • M Heilbron, AHM Leliveld & Peter Knorringa (2017) - Innovation as a key to success? Case studies of innovative start-ups in Kenya and Nigeria - In A. Akinyoade, Entrepreneurship in Africa (pp. 95-122) - Koninklijke Brill NV
  • Georgina Gomez, Peter Knorringa & Ariane Corradi (2016) - Introduction - In G. M. Gomez & P. Knorringa, Local Governance, Economic Development and Institutions (pp. 1-16) - doi: 10.1057/9781137557599_1 - Palgrave Macmillan
  • Karin Astrid Siegmann, J Merk & Peter Knorringa (2016) - Civic Innovation in Value Chains: Towards Workers as Agents in Non-governmental Labour Regulation - In K. Biekart, W. Harcourt & P. Knorringa, Exploring Civic Innovation for Social and Economic Transformation (pp. 109-131) - Routledge
  • Wendy Harcourt, Kees Biekart & Peter Knorringa (2016) - Conclusion: Moving Agendas Forward - In K. Biekart, W. Harcourt & P. Knorringa, Exploring Civic Innovation for Social and Economic Transformation (pp. 251-266) - Routledge
  • Kees Biekart, Wendy Harcourt & Peter Knorringa (2016) - Introduction: Giving Meaning to Civic Innovation - In K. Biekart, W. Harcourt & P. Knorringa, Exploring Civic Innovation for Social and Economic Transformation (pp. 1-19) - Rouledge
  • Karin Astrid Siegmann, JJS Merk & Peter Knorringa (2015) - Putting Workers´ Agency at the Centre in the Indonesian Sportswear Industry - In N. Pons-Vignon & M. Nkosi, Struggle in a Time of Crisis (pp. 132-136) - Pluto Press
  • Peter Knorringa (2014) - Private Governance and Social Legitimacy in Production - In A Payne & N Phillips, Handbook of the International Political Economy of Governance (pp. 361-378) - Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Peter Knorringa & A Guarin (2014) - Standards and Consumer Behaviour of the Rising Middle Class in India - In K Das, Globalization and Standards. Issues and Challenges in Indian Business (pp. 23-40) - Springer
  • Peter Knorringa, Gerdien Meijerink & Greetje Schouten (2012) - Voluntary Governance Initiatives and the Challenges of Inclusion and Upscaling - In Value Chains Social Inclusion and Economic Development (pp. 42-60) - doi: 10.4324/9780203816806 - Taylor and Francis Ltd.
  • C van Beers, Peter Knorringa & A Leliveld (2012) - Frugal Innovation in Africa: Tracking Unilever's Washing-powder Sachets - In J.-B. Gewald, A. Leliveld & I. Pesa, Transforming Innovations in Africa: Explorative Studies on Appropriation in African Societies (pp. 59-78) - Koninklijke Brill NV
  • Gloria Otieno & Peter Knorringa (2012) - Localising Global Standards: Illustrative Examples from Kenya's Horticulture Sector - In M.P. van Dijk & J. Trienekens, Global Value Chains: Linking Local Producers from Developing Countries to International Markets (pp. 119-135) - Amsterdam University Press and EADI
  • Peter Knorringa (2011) - Value chain responsibility in the global South - In S.M. Murshed, P Goulart & L.A. Serino, South-South globalization : challenges and opportunities for development (pp. 194-208) - Routledge
  • Peter Knorringa, G Meijerink & G Schouten (2011) - Voluntary governance initiatives and the challenges of inclusion and upscaling - In A.H.J. Helmsing & S. Vellema, Value chains, social inclusion and economic development (pp. 42-60) - Routledge
  • Peter Knorringa (2010) - Reach and Depth of Responsible Production: Towards a Research Agenda - In A. Posthuma & D. Nathan, Labour in Global Production Networks in India (pp. 79-97) - Oxford University Press (India)
  • Bert Helmsing & Peter Knorringa (2009) - Enterprise Development Interventions by Dutch Development NGOs: Is there increased involvement of private sector actors and does that make a difference? - In P. Hoebink, The Netherlands Yearbook on International Cooperation 2008 (pp. 105-128) - Koninklijke Van Gorcum BV
  • Peter Knorringa (2009) - Responsible Production in Africa: The Rise of China as a Threat or Opportunity? - In M.P. van Dijk, The New Presence of China in Africa (pp. 177-197) - Amsterdam University Press/EADI
  • Peter Knorringa (2008) - LED and CSR: Window-dressing or Breakthrough? - In Mesopartner, Milestones in a Process of Innovation, Change and Development: a Birthday Anthology (pp. 243-258) - Creative Common License
  • Peter Knorringa (2008) - Industrial Cluster Trajectories and Opportunities for Endogenous Upgrading in Developing Countries - In M.D. Parrilli, P. Bianchi & R. Sugden, High Technology, Productivity and Networks. A Systemic Approach to SME Development (pp. 193-208) - Palgrave Macmillan
  • Irene Staveren & Peter Knorringa (2008) - Unpacking Social Capital in Economic Development: How Social Relations Matter - In Beyond Social Capital. A Critical Approach (pp. 107-136) - Routledge
  • Irene Staveren & Peter Knorringa (2008) - Introduction to Beyond Social Capital: a Critical Approach - In Beyond Social Capital. A Critical Approach. (pp. 1-10) - Routledge
  • Irene Staveren & Peter Knorringa (2007) - Social Capital and Social Economics - In P. Riordan, Values in Public Life: Aspects of Common Goods (pp. 53-76) - LIT VERLAG and Transaction Publishers
  • Peter Knorringa & J Meyer-Stamer (2007) - Local Development, Global Value Chains and Latecomer Development - In J. Haar & J. Meyer-Stamer, Small firms, global markets : competitive challenges in the new economy (pp. 18-37) - Palgrave Macmillan
  • Lee Pegler & Peter Knorringa (2007) - Integrating Labour Issues in Global Value Chain Analysis: Exploring Implications for Labour Research and Unions - In V. Schmidt, Trade union responses to globalization: trends, challenges and responses (pp. 35-51) - ILO
  • Peter Knorringa (2005) - An Italian Model and an Indian Reality: Searching for a Way-Out of Deteriorating Sweatshop Conditions - In K. Das, Indian Industrial Clusters (pp. 21-36) - Ashgate
  • Peter Knorringa (2005) - Trayectorias De Clusters Urbanos Y Oportunidades De Mejora Endógena En Países En Vías De Desarrollo - In R. Sugden, M.D. Parrilli & P. Bianchi, Alta Tecnología, productividad y Redes: un Enfoque Sistémico para el Desarrollo de las Pequeñas y Medianas Empresas (pp. 307-324) - Instituto di Politica per lo Sviluppo Industriale
  • Peter Knorringa (2002) - Cluster Trajectories and the Likelihood of Endogenous Upgrading - In - (pp. 48-65) - Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Peter Knorringa (2002) - Urban Cluster Trajectories in Developing Countries: Beyond the Industrial District Model - In - (pp. 63-78) - Ashgate
  • Peter Knorringa (2001) - Beyond the Industrial District Model: Urban Cluster Trajectories - In - (pp. 245-258) - AGIDS, University of Amsterdam
  • Peter Knorringa & J Meyer-Stamer (1999) - New Dimensions in Local Enterprise Co-operation and Development: From Clusters to Industrial Districts - In - (pp. 89-115) - Universidade Estadual de Campinas
  • Peter Knorringa (1999) - Trust and Distrust in Artisan - Trader Relations in the Agra Footwear Industry, India - In - (pp. 67-80) - Spinhuis
  • Peter Knorringa (1999) - Un Modello Italiano e una Realta Indiana: l'industria calzaturiera ad Agra - In - (pp. 131-154) - Società editrice il Mulino
  • Peter Knorringa (1999) - Artisan Labour in the Agra Footwear Industry: Continued Informality and Changing Threats - In - (pp. 303-328) - Sage
  • Peter Knorringa (1998) - Barriers to Flexible Specialization in Agra's Footwear Industry - In - (pp. 283-307) - Sage
  • Peter Knorringa (1996) - Small Enterprises in the Indian Footwear Industry (Madras & Amsterdam: Central Leather Research Institute & University of Amsterdam) - In - (pp. 164-199) - University of Amsterdam
  • Peter Knorringa (1994) - Lack of Interaction Between Traders and Producers in the Agra Footwear Cluster - In - (pp. 71-83) - Intermediate Technology Publications
  • Peter Knorringa (1993) - Subcontracting: the Incorporation of Small Producers in Dynamic Industrial Networks. In: I.S.A. Baud and G.A. de Bruijne (eds.) - Gender, Small-Scale Industry and Development Policy. - In - - Intermediate Technology Publications
  • Peter Knorringa (1992) - Industrial Policy and the Role of Small Scale Industries. In: J.J.F. Heins & E.N. Meijer (eds.) - Factories and Families. A Study of a Growth Pole in South India. - In - - Manohar Publications
  • Peter Knorringa, GA Bruijne & HJ Sommeling (1990) - Regional Development Policy in Tamil Nadu: Some Results of Investigations - In - (pp. 25-35) - Heritage Publishers

  • Peter Knorringa (2007) - The Reach and Depth of Responsible Production (Paper presented at the conference on 'Production Networks and Decent Work in India' organised by ILO in cooperation with Institute of Human Development (New Delhi, India) and Institute of Social and Economic Change (Bangalore, India), 18-20 November 2007)
  • Irene Staveren & Peter Knorringa (2006) - Social Capital in Economic Development: How Social Relations Matter (Paper presented at the Economics Department of University of Utrecht, Utrecht, 18 January 2006).
  • Irene Staveren & Peter Knorringa (2006) - Social Capital: How Social Relations Matter (Paper presented at the seminar on 'Values in Social Life' organised by Theological Department University of London - Heythrop College. London, 25 February 2006).
  • Peter Knorringa (2005) - Trust and Networks of Entrepreneurs in the Footwear Industry in Ethiopia and Vietnam. Paper presented to European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, 3rd Workshop on Trust, 28-29 October, Amsterdam.
  • Peter Knorringa & Lee Pegler (2003) - Shifting Perceptions of Labor Rights and Conditions: SMEs in Global Value Chains (Paper presented at the IPRW 2 Workshop, RLDS at Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, 28-29 April 2003; paper is an updated version of the EADI paper presented in Amsterdam, 17-18 January 2003) - IPRW2 Workshop, RLDS

  • Erhard Berner, Georgina Gomez & Peter Knorringa (2008) - The Logic of Survival Entrepreneurs and the Moral Economy of the Slum - Conference on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development: Concepts, Measurements, and Impacts
  • Peter Knorringa & Lee Pegler (2003) - Shifting Perceptions of Labour Rights and Conditions: SMEs in Global Value Chains (Paper presented at the EADI Small Enterprise Development and Employment Workshop) - The EADI Small Enterprise Development and Employment Workshop

  • Peter Knorringa (1995) - Economics of Collaboration in Producer-Trader Relations: Transaction Regimes Between Market and Hierarchy in the Agra Footwear Cluster, India - Amsterdam

  • Peter Knorringa & Irene Staveren (2006) - Social Capital for Industrial Development: Operationalizing the concept

  • Karin Astrid Siegmann, Peter Knorringa & JJS Merk (2014) - Putting Workers’ Agency at the Centre in the Indonesian Sportswear Industry - Corporate Strategy and Industrial Development (CSID) University of the Witwatersrand
  • Peter Knorringa & Erhard Berner (2008) - Evaluation of Woord en Daad SMED Activities carried out in Cooperation with CSS in Bangladesh. - ISS
  • Peter Knorringa (2007) - Asian Drivers and the Future of Responsible Production and Consumption: Exploring a Research Question and Hypotheses for Future Research - ISS
  • Irene Staveren & Peter Knorringa (2006) - Social Capital for Industrial Development: Operationalizing the Concept - UNIDO
  • T Dietz, A de Ruijter, E van Dongen, Bert Helmsing & Peter Knorringa (2006) - Evaluation of the Theme based Co-financing Programme (TMF) of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Synthesis Report - Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Peter Knorringa (2003) - Fair Trade Effect Study: Pilot-phase Synthesis Report. Report for the Dutch Fair Trade Organisation. - ISS
  • Bert Helmsing & Peter Knorringa (2002) - Contours of an LED Strategy for Durban: Connecting External Positioning with Internal Transformation (Report submitted to the EU Durban project, Durban. March 2002)
  • Thanh Dam Truong & Peter Knorringa (2001) - Micro Enterprises in Vietnam's Industrialisation: A Gender Analysis of the Policy Environment and its Implications on Training (Report submitted to MSM-SAIL)
  • H Schmitz & Peter Knorringa (1999) - Learning from Global Buyers - IDS
  • Erhard Berner & Peter Knorringa (1998) - Poverty Alleviation in South and Southeast Asia: Nepal Refresher Course Report - ISS
  • Peter Knorringa (1998) - Cluster Trajectories in Developing Countries
  • Peter Knorringa (1997) - Clustered Indian Shoemakers facing the New Competition
  • Peter Knorringa (1997) - Artisan Labour in the Agra Footwear Industry, India
  • Peter Knorringa (1997) - Trust and Distrust in Artisan-trader Relations in the Agra Footwear Industry, India
  • Peter Knorringa (1997) - Transferability of Industrial District Models and Policies
  • Peter Knorringa (1992) - Importance of Trust in the Subsector Approach: An Example from the Footwear Industry in Agra, India. (Research Memorandum No. 1992-43. Amsterdam: Faculty of Economics and Econometrics, Free University) - Free University Amsterdam
  • Peter Knorringa & H Kox (1992) - Transaction Regimes: An Instrument for Research in Industrial Organization (Research Memorandum No. 1992-34. Amsterdam: Faculty of Economics and Econometrics, Free University) - Free University Amsterdam
  • Peter Knorringa & H Sandee (1989) - Changes in the Organization of Marketing and Production in Rural Industry. (UPPW Working Paper, No.24. Salatiga: Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana, Indonesia)
  • Peter Knorringa (1988) - The Small-Scale Sector in a Growth Pole. A Case Study of Hosur, Tamil Nadu, India (MA Thesis published as: Working Document, no.6. Amsterdam: Centre for Asian Studies Amsterdam).

  • Bert Helmsing, Peter Knorringa & D Gonzalez Gomez (2015) - Dutch social entrepreneurs in international development : Defying existing micro and macro characterizations - International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
  • Karin Astrid Siegmann, J Merk & Peter Knorringa (2014) - Voluntary initiatives in global value chains.Towards labour-led social upgrading? - International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
  • Michael Grimm, Peter Knorringa & J Lay (2012) - Constrained gazelles. High potentials in West Africa¿s informal economy - International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

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March 2019
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March 2022
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2102 The Making of Development (GMD)

Year
2021
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ISS-2102-21-22

3105 Research Paper Preparation

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2021
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ISS-3105-21-22

4152 Development Policies and Practice

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2021
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ISS-4152-21-22

5401 Research Paper

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2021
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ISS-5401-21-22

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2021
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ISS-BOE-21-22

Major GDP

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2021
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2021
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ISSGENERAL-21-22

4201 Promotion of Local Developments

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2021
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ISS-4201-21-22

Frugal Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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2021
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MINLDE-031

Frugal Innovation in Practice

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2021
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MINLDE-072

Global Poverty, Local Solutions

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2021
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