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Anna Hajdu

PhD Student


Structural Development of Farms and Rural Areas (Structural Change)

Research areas

Social responsibility and sustainability
Land use and farming investments
Stakeholder management
Public scientific controversies
Institutional analysis

Personal details

Anna Hajdu is an interdisciplinary social and sustainability scientist and joined IAMO in 2018 as a Doctoral Researcher. Her research focuses on understanding the motivations of large agricultural enterprises for corporate social responsibility activities, as well as the perceptions of these and stakeholders on social responsibility within the The International Competence Center on Large Scale Agriculture (LaScalA) project, funded by the Leibniz Association. Her current focus areas are Argentina, Romania, Russia and Kazakhstan. Anna holds a BA in Business Administration (The Bucharest University of Economic Studies-FABIZ), an MSc in Environment and Resource Management (VU Amsterdam) and followed also an MSc in Systems Ecology and Sustainability (University of Bucharest). Before joining IAMO, Anna worked as a research assistant, within a European Research Council (ERC) funded project at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS), where she focused on farmland investments in Romania. She has extensive fieldwork (in Brazil, Argentina and Romania) and public speaking experience as well as over ten years of (project) management experience. She is a reviewer for the Journal of Land Use Science, Canadian Journal of Development Studies/Revue canadienne d’études du développement, International Food and Agribusiness Management Review.