Mike Morris

Emeritus Professor at the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town & Honorary Research Associate at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex

“Mike Morris is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Economics and founding member of PRISM (Policy Research in International Services and Manufacturing) at the University of Cape Town. He is also an Honorary Research Associate of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex.

His major activities have centred on research, global value chains, industrial policy, strategy development, institutional management, industrial policy, and assisting firms with international competitiveness. Professor Morris has wide-ranging experience working with national, regional and international policy makers as well as consulting to the private sector. He has published over 70 articles in international journals and 35 book chapters in the fields of development, global and regional value chains, political economy, industrial clusters, industrial policy, commodity-based industrialization paths for Africa, apparel and automotive industries, renewable energy, state and social differentiation.