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Khadija van der Straaten is Assistant Professor researching International Business and Sustainability at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Her main research topics include gender and inequality in multinational enterprises and their global value chains. Her research has been published in the peer-reviewed scientific journals Journal of International Business Studies and Critical Perspectives on International Business. Her research has been featured on the World Economic Forum Agenda, as well as in the Dutch media (including NRC and BNR)In her empirical research, she uses both quantitative and configurational analysis. 

Khadija is editorial review board member of the Journal of International Business Policy. Since 2021, she has been visiting research fellow of the John H. Dunning Centre for International Business at Henley Business School, UK.

Khadija received her PhD from the University of Amsterdam Business School in 2022. Her dissertation won both the Gunnar Heldlund award 2021-23 for best dissertation in the field of International Business (awarded at the European International Business Academy) and the best dissertation award 2021-22 of the University of Amsterdam Business School. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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