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Research Interests

My research interests focus on how economies are constructed and changed. Specific topics of interest include the creation of markets for the governance of public goods; and the construction of sustainable and inclusive economies.

Vision Statement

Economic phenomena don’t emerge naturally; they are constructed. My research focuses on how people, ideas, technology, data and power all come together in economic assemblages to produce the modern economy – or how they fail to do so. For this purpose, my work takes a multidisciplinary approach, informed by disciplines such as economic geography, economic anthropology, marketing and economics.

My current work looks at a number of specific contexts, including: local and regional economic development; markets for biodiversity offsets; social investment; and cryptocurrencies.

Biography

 

Dr Carlos Ferreira joined Coventry University in January 2014. He holds a BSc in Psychology, a PgDip in Marketing and an MSc in Applied Environmental Economics. Before his academic career, he worked in the marketing research industry in Portugal.

Dr Ferreira’s doctoral research focused on markets for biodiversity offsets. The resulting thesis brought together Social Studies of Finance and Neo-Polanyian Instituted Economic Process approaches to identify the generative mechanisms involved in the creation of these markets. This doctoral research was funded by the Sustainable Consumption Institute, University of Manchester.

Carlos’ research interests focus primarily on how economies are made and changed, with an evolving interest in how alternative economic spaces and actors are imagined and constructed. Located at the intersection of business and policy, his work explores two main topics: how to deliver sustainable, inclusive and smart regional economic development; and how data and humans come together in business environments.

Dr. Carlos Ferreira is Co-PI in the ReSSI project, and PI in the Consumers and Biodiversity Offsets project.

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Research Output 2015 2018

Beyond corporate responsibility: Constructing sustainable and inclusive economies

Ferreira, C., 1 Mar 2018, In : Social Business. 8, 1, p. 77-86 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Corporate responsibility
Environmental sustainability
Social cohesion
Social issues
Business activity
1 Citation (Scopus)
Retail
Emerging markets
Coffee
China
Industry

Failure to expand? Socio-technical practices and moral judgement in markets for biodiversity offsets

Ferreira, C. & Ferreira, J., 13 Aug 2018, In : New Political Economy. (In-Press), p. (In-Press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

moral judgement
biodiversity
market
governance
social space

From bean to cup and beyond: exploring ethical consumption and coffee shops

Ferreira, J. & Ferreira, C., Nov 2018, In : Journal of Consumer Ethics. 2, 2, p. 34 - 47 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Ethical consumption
Coffee
Bean
Industry
Supply chain

How Big Data Can Destroy Organisations’ Legitimacy

Ferreira, C., Merendino, A. & Meadows, M., 15 Nov 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : International Corporate Rescue. (In-Press), p. (In-Press) 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

legitimacy
pragmatics
stakeholder

Activities 2011 2014

  • 12 Participation in conference

The Institute of Social Marketing Open University (ISM-Open) Conference

Carlos Ferreira (Speaker)
29 Sep 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) Conference 2014

Carlos Ferreira (Speaker)
17 Sep 201419 Sep 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

British Academy of Management Conference 2014

Carlos Ferreira (Speaker)
9 Sep 201411 Sep 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference

Carlos Ferreira (Speaker)
26 Aug 201429 Aug 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Responsible Innovation Workshop

Carlos Ferreira (Speaker)
7 Jul 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference