Dr Marcus Gomes
Lecturer in Organisation Studies and Sustainability
+44 (0) 1392 722586
Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK
Marcus Vinícius P. Gomes received his doctorate in Public Administration and Government, with distinction, from FGV-EAESP (Brazil) in 2014, after an exchange period at Cardiff Business School, where he became an honorary researcher of Corgies (Cardiff Organization Research Group). Marcus is interested in critical perspectives on Business and Society, as his research focuses on how organizations influence their context through discourses and meanings. Under this perspective, Marcus examine the emergence of governance mechanisms through negotiations between civil society, corporations and the nation-state, focusing environmental degradation (e.g. Amazon deforestation and climate change) and human rights violations (e.g. modern forms of slavery). He has a background in public management, organizational studies, critical theory and political economy. His current research focuses the strategies and tactics that transnational NGOs employ to shape global value chains (GVC) in developing social and sustainability practices.
PhD in Public Management
- Critical perspective on Business and Society
- Transnational governance
- Environmental degradation
- Human Rights
I am particularly interested in how organizations influence the context they are embedded in. Hence, I have been researching the relationship between civil society, state and corporations, and examining how the relationships among such actors impact the emergence of governance mechanisms (i.e. public policies, organizational practices, meanings and discourses) that regulate and influence their context. My research interests span two fields: human rights and environmental degradation. Currently, I am examining how features of 21st century capitalism (e.g. global value chains, governance spaces) can be used to foster social and environmental changes. I employ a transnational perspective as my theoretical lens to understand how organizations build bridges between the local and global contexts, diffusing public policies and organizational practices.
- Environmental Transnational Governance: A compared case study: The research aims to analyse the strategies developed by transnational NGOs (e.g. Greenpeace and WWF) to influence the Brazilian context by drawing upon an international arena regarding the environment. Thus, the research seeks to identify and understand the strategies employed in the local context that dialogue with the global context.
- The transnational debate on business and human rights and the role of a mining company in Brazil: The research aims to investigate the relationship among a mining company (MNC) with operations in Brazil, the Brazilian government and civil society, from the perspective of human rights and governance.
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Awards and Honours
- 2016: Dark Side Case Competition Award (AOM 2016 – CMS division) - best case
- 2014: Honorary Thesis of Public Management and Government (FGV/EAESP)
- 2014: Innovative Practices of Teaching and Learning for the module on Human Rights and Mega Projects (FGV/EAESP)
- 2015 – onwards: Member of the Safeguards Committee of the National Forum of Forest-Based Activities (Comitê de Salvaguardas do Fórum Nacional de Atividades de Base Florestal - FNBF)
- 2016: Corporate Social Responsibility: History and Value Creation. 2016
- 2015: Debate sobre o documentário: 'Jaci: Sete Pecados de uma obra Amazônica
- 2015: A liberdade não consiste em escolher entre branco e preto: reconhecer o papel do racismo na reprodução das desigualdades
- 2015: Slaughtering of The Amazon: Greenpeace and The Transnational Governance of The Beef Industry
- 2015: Governança: A trajetória de um conceito nas Políticas Públicas
- 2015: Desafios de um jovem professor na carreira acadêmica
- 2015: Ação e Políticas Públicas: O caso RAA
- 2015: Codificação como técnica para interpretação de dados
- 2014: Administração e o machismo
My teaching is focused on a critical account of Business and Society, specifically the relationship between civil society, states and markets and their impact on the environment and human rights. Under this context my teaching focuses on the business consequences for environmental degradation (i.e. how business can diminish their environmental impact and how new business can be developed due to the focus on the environment) and human rights (i.e. how organisations deal with prejudice as well as their consequences on human rights).Finally, I am interested in the development of governance mechanism, focused on human rights and environmental degradation, that can regulate markets.