Felix Maile B.A. MA

Project staff, prae.doc.

Department of Development Studies
Sensengasse 3/2/2
1090 Vienna

Mail : felix.maile@univie.ac.at                                         
P: +43-1-4277-641-26

Felix Maile works as a project staff in the research project 'Decent Work and GVC-based Industrialization in Ethiopia' (EthApparel), which investigates the integration of Ethiopia into the global textile and apparel sector and the associated opportunities and challenges for supplier firms and workers in Ethiopia. In his dissertation, he addresses the question in which way financial markets and investors shape the strategies of transnational fashion corporations and how this affects the value capture of supplier firms in Ethiopia

Research Focus

•    Global value chains & production networks
•    Economic inequality in global value chains & production networks
•    Textile & apparel sector in Ethiopia
•    Cocoa sector in West Africa
•    Transnational Corporations
•    Financial markets & financialization



  • Maile, F. (2020). Cooperation or confrontation? Public and private governance and smallholders’ incomes in the cocoa sector in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. ÖFSE-Forum (No. 74). (Link to publication)
  • Tröster, B., Staritz, C., Grumiller, J., & Maile, F. (2019). Commodity dependence, global commodity chains, price volatility and financialisation: Price-setting and stabilisation in the cocoa sectors in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana. ÖFSE Working Paper (No. 62). (Link to publication)