Nadine Arnold
Assistant Professor of Organisational Theory

Nadine Arnold is an Assistant Professor of Organisational Theory at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Lucerne. Her research programme focuses on the nexus between organisation and society, specifically on new forms of organisation (e.g., standards and rankings) and how these shape and are formed by society. She pays particular attention to the organisation of responsibility and how the phenomena of organising and valuing interrelate in the context of sustainability. Theoretically, Nadine bridges insights from institutional and organisational theory as well as economic sociology. Empirically, her research mainly deals with food, and most recently with food that is valued as worthless (food waste). She has conducted research in Switzerland, Germany, Finland, Ghana, Kenya, and Côte d’Ivoire.

Selected publications:

  • Arnold, Nadine, Gianluca Brunori, Joost Dessein, Francesca Galli, Ritwick Ghosh, Allison Loconto, and Damian Maye. 2022. “Governing Food Futures: Towards a ‘Responsibility Turn’ in Food and Agriculture.” Journal of Rural Studies 89: 82–86.
  • Arnold, Nadine, and Allison Loconto. 2021. “Serving Magically Perfect Fruit Globally: Local Nesting in Translating Multiple Standards.” Organization Studies 42(2): 327–49.
  • Arnold, Nadine. 2021. “Avoiding Competition: The Effects of Rankings in the Food Waste Field.” In Competition: What It Is and Why It Happens, eds. Stefan Arora-Jonsson, Nils Brunsson, Raimund Hasse, and Katarina Lagerström. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 112–30.
  • Loconto, Allison, Nadine Arnold, Laura Silva-Castañeda, and Alejandra Jimenez. “Responsibilising the Fairtrade Premium: Imagining Better Decision-Making.” Journal of Rural Studies 86: 711–23.
  • Arnold, Nadine. 2020. “Accountability in Transnational Governance: The Partial Organization of Voluntary Sustainability Standards in Long-Term Account-Giving.” Regulation & Governance online first.
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