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School of Business and Management

Dr Elena Baglioni


Senior Lecturer in Global Supply Chain Management

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 8593
Room Number: Room 3.44e, Francis Bancroft Building, Mile End Campus


Student drop-in and feedback hours

Term A: Monday 12.00 to 14.00

Elena is Senior Lecturer in Global Supply Chain Management and joined Queen Mary in 2011. Her background is in politics, history, and development studies. She holds a PhD in Development Studies from the University of Bologna, an  MSc in Development Studies from SOAS, and a Degree (summa cum laude) in Political Sciences from the University of Bologna. She has been studying for years historical processes of development in low income countries with particular reference to sub-Saharan Africa and has conducted extensive research in Senegal within poverty reduction, export agriculture and land grabbing. Elena’s research interests broadly include agrarian political economy, economic geography, and the political economy of global value chains. Her most recent interests span the political economy of natural resource industries, labour process analysis and ecology,  labour regimes and social reproduction analyses. She is the director of the research Centre on Labour and Global Production (CLGP) at Queen Mary, University of London.



BUS326: Global Supply Chains


BUSM091: Global Supply Chain Management


Research Interests:

Elena’s interests span the political economy of global value chains, especially in relations to the world food economy and the environment. Her most recent and current research focuses on labour regimes, the labour process and ecology, gender and social reproduction within global value chains. 


Journal articles:

  • Elena Baglioni, Alessandra Mezzadri 2020, 'Labour Control Regimes and Social Reproduction: Some Reflections on the Strengths and Weaknesses of an Evolving Framework', in A. Hammer, A. Fishwick, (eds), The Political Economy of Work in the Global South, London: Macmillan
  • Elena Baglioni, Liam Campling and Gerard Hanlon 2019, Global value chains as entrepreneurial capture: insights from management theory, Review of International Political Economy, early view. 
  • Elena Baglioni 2018, Labour control and the labour question in global production networks: exploitation and disciplining in Senegalese export horticulture, Journal of Economic Geography, 18(1): 11-137.
  • Elena Baglioni and Liam Campling 2017, Natural resource industries as global value chains: Frontiers, fetishism, labour and the state, Environment and Planning A, 49(11): 2437-2456
  • Elena Baglioni, Liam Campling and Elizabeth Havice 2017, ‘The Nature of the Firm in Global Value Chains', in G. Baars & A. Spicer (eds).   The Corporation: A Critical, Multi-Disciplinary Handbook., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.314-325
  • Elena Baglioni 2015, Straddling Contract and Estate Farming: Accumulation Strategies of Senegalese Horticultural Exporters, Journal of Agrarian Change, 15(1): 17–42.
  • Elena Baglioni and Peter Gibbon 2013, Land Grabbing, Large- and Small-scale Farming: what can evidence and policy from 20th century Africa contribute to the debate?, in Third World Quarterly, 34(9): 1558-1581
  • Elena Baglioni and Corrado Tornimbeni 2009, ‘Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: Approaches and Policies’, in afriche & orienti, year XI, No. 2
  • Elena Baglioni 2005, ‘The New International Poverty Reduction Strategies: The Case of Senegal’, (translation from Italian),
  • Elena Baglioni 2004, ‘Poverty Reduction in Senegal: An Analysis of National and International Policies’, (translation from Italian), in Africa, Year LIX, N. 3-4: 285-315


Current Doctoral Students


  • Hyunjung Kim
  • Ornek Zafer
  • Fletcher O'Leary