Maja Tampe
Assistant Professor, Department of Society, Politics and Sustainability at ESADE
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  • PhD in Management. MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Master in Public Administration. Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • Master of Arts in Political Science. University of Münster, Germany

Areas of interest

  • Private and public governance
  • Organisational practices
  • Sociology of work
  • Sustainability


Maja Tampe is an assistant professor at the Department of Social Sciences at ESADE Business School. In her research, she investigates private governance and sustainability, with a particular focus on work practices, managerial systems, and organisational change. Her work focuses on how transnational demands for more socially and environmentally responsible practices are mediated in local sites of action-often in, but not limited to, developing countries. In her research, she examines the implementation of sustainability standards with agricultural producers in Brazil, Ecuador, and Ghana, to advance our theoretical understanding of private governance and to inform the design of governance institutions and policies. At ESADE, Maja teaches courses on strategies and leadership for sustainable business. Her professional experience is in strategy consulting with McKinsey and in organisational development, where she worked with Fortune 100 and start-up companies. Maja holds a Master in Political Science from the University of Münster in Germany, a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a PhD in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.