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Dr Kumba Jallow

Job: Principal Lecturer

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Business School

Research group(s): Business and Sustainability

Address: The Gateway, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 250 7235

E: kjallow@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/bal

 

Personal profile

Kumba’s research interests have developed out of a combined interest in the natural environment and her experience in management. Kumba has developed a broad approach to examining Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability, examining company disclosure – both words and images – to assess the accountability to these issues of the large multi-nationals.  She interprets CSR to encompass many aspects of social and environmental interactions and has a particular interest in development and developing world issues.

Kumba is the Founding Editor of The Journal of Applied Accounting Research, published by Emerald. She is a member of CSEAR, Invisio and AGES, and sits on the DMU Advisory Committee on the Grand Challenge of Living with Environmental Change; she is also a member of the University’s Sustainable Development Task Force, and has served as a management committee for the Transdisciplinary Group at DMU.

Publications and outputs 

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Key research outputs

Climate Change Governance and the Triple Bottom Line Model of Reporting: Delivering Accountability  in Climate Change Governance Edited by Jörg Knieling and Walter Leal Filho Series: Climate Change Management, Volume 4 Springer, Berlin, January 2013, pp 283-296.
ISBN: 978-3-642-29830-1

Corporate community involvement disclosures in annual report: A measure of corporate community development or a signal of CSR observance? Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, Vol. 3,1, 2012 pp.7 – 32 (with Kemi Yekini)

Nestle as Corporate citizen: a critique of its ‘Commitment to Africa’ report Social Responsibility Journal 5,4 pp512-524 2009 (chosen as a case study in Emerald’s ‘Teaching Zone’)

The Mimosa project in Making Ecopreneurs: sustainability, entrepreneurship and the environment 2nd Ed ed by M Schaper Gower 2010 

Research interests/expertise

Visual methodologies in CSR

Fair Trade and the small business

CSR and international development

The development of environmental accounting and reporting methodologies in large companies 

The use of accounting information for environmental policy design in SMEs

Sustainability and community gardening

The emergence of sustainability principles and their relationship to community development

Recycling, waste strategies and community participation

Areas of teaching

Specialist areas of teaching: sustainability and corporate social responsibility,environmental management, ethical management, research methods. Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, including supervision of Master’s dissertations and PhD theses

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy in Business and Sustainability (by published works)  2007

MA in Environmental Management     Nottingham University  2000

BSc (Hons) Agriculture (Plant Science)   Newcastle‑upon‑Tyne University  1979

Associate of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment   2001 to date Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales     1986 - 2010

Courses taught

Programmes include U/G Business and Management, Managing Environmental Sustainability (starting 2013), P/G International Business and Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy and Industrial Sustainability

Membership of external committees

Affiliations

Friend of the Accountability, Governance, Ethics and Sustainability research group at Newcastle University 2011 to date

Member of the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research 1992 to date

Associate of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment 2001 to date

Member of Invisio – The International Network for Visual Studies in Organisations 2009 to date

Member of the Social Responsibility Research Network 2005 to date

Member of The Academy of Management 2009-2010

At University level

Member of the Centre for Research in Organisational Governance 2009 to date

Member of the Grand Challenges advisory group on Living with Environmental Change and Food Security 2010 to date

Faculty member of the University Sustainable Development Task Force 2010 to date

Committee member of the Transdisciplinary Group 2011

Faculty lead on delivering environmental management within DMU 2009 to date

External appointments

Trustee and Vice Chair of Skillshare International, an international development

and volunteering charity, and member of finance sub-committee     2004 - 2010

Chair (until 2008) and Executive Committee member of the East Midlands Network

for Global Perspectives in Schools    2006 - 2009    

Chair of Trustees Studentforce for Sustainability     1996 - 2006

Chair and Director (Finance) Leicestershire Waste Minimisation  1997 - 2001

Association Ltd

Policy Director of Mimosa Project, a not-for-profit environmental company 1998 - 1999

Professional licences and certificates

AIEMA, ICAEW (until 2011)

Conference attendance

A radicalisation of sustainability: The role of eco-feminist theorising  Gender, Work and Organisation, Keele, June 2012

Eco-feminism and its potential to radicalise sustainability Corporate Responsibility Research Conference, Leeds 2011

Frameworks of radical sustainability Joint SAMS/JMS conference, Loughborough 2010

Sustainability reconceptualised: how business visualises sustainability Standing Conference on Organisational Symbolism Lille 2010

Networks for greener management Academy of Management Conference, Montreal 2010

A greener management framework: reviewed and reconceptualised Academy of Management Conference, Chicago 2009

Nestle as Corporate citizen: a critique of its ‘Commitment to Africa’ report Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Conference, Granada, Spain, July 2007 and Corporate Responsibility Research Conference, Leeds, July 2007

Developments in Environmental reporting in the UK: the case of Wessex Water EuroEnvironment Aalborg, Denmark, October 2002

Developments in Environmental reporting in the UK: the case of Wessex Water Proceedings of the Business Strategy and the Environment Conference 2002 September ISBN 1 872677 43 6

Diversity and connections in community gardens: a contribution to local sustainability Proceedings of the 2002 International Sustainable Development Research conference April ISBN 1 872677 41 X

Environmental Disclosures in Corporate Annual reports in the UK: the development of an environmental accounting response Paper presented to the Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship Conference, Copenhagen, February 2002

Harmonisation of environmental reporting practices: problems and possibilities Paper presented to the South East Accounting Group of the British Accounting Association Sept 2001

Sustainability and the maze of social, environmental and ethical reporting Proceedings of the 2000 Business Strategy and the Environment Conference September ISBN 1 872677 33 9

Processes in social and ethical accountability: external reporting mechanisms Paper presented to the 9th Annual Summer School of the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research July 2000

The role of community gardens in the implementation of Local Agenda 21 Proceedings of the 2000 International Sustainable Development Conference April ISBN 1 872677 169

Recycling domestic waste: a proxy for sustainability? Proceedings of the 1999 International Sustainable Development Conference March ISBN 1 872677 169

Environmental accounting in large companies: how can this support sound environmental management? A case study approach Proceedings of the 1998 Northern Accounting Group Annual Conference September

Horse-power: urban domestic recycling and the development of sustainable local community structures Sustainable Development February 1999 and Proceedings of the 1998 International Sustainable Development Conference April ISBN 1 872677 16 9

External environmental reporting in large companies: supporting sound environmental management, responding to stakeholder pressures or legitimising unsound activities?  Proceedings of the 1996 Business Strategy and the Environment Conference September ISBN 1 8726770 9 and Proceedings of the 20th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association April 1997

External environmental reporting in large companies:  supporting sound environmental management, responding to stakeholder pressures or legitimising unsound activities?  Proceedings of the 1996 Business Strategy and the Environment Conference September ISBN 1 8726770 9

The role of expert working parties in the successful design and implementation of sustainability indicators Proceedings of the 1996 European Environment Conference September ISBN 1 872677 08 8

Developing and environmental policy - can accounting help?  (with Jane Gibbon) Proceedings of the 1995 Business Strategy and the Environment Conference  September

Developing and environmental policy - can accounting help?  (with Jane Gibbon) Proceedings of the 1995 Northern Accounting Group Annual Conference September

Environmental policy design - can accounting help? European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management Conference January 1995

Local self-reliance and the role of SMEs Proceedings of the 1995 International Sustainable Development Conference March

Local employment and trade systems - the new economy Sociology and the Limits of Economics Conference April 1995

The usefulness of accounting information in the process of implementing an environmental policy in small and medium enterprises (Stage 2), (with Jane Gibbon), Proceedings of the 1994 Business Strategy and the Environment Conference September

The call for environmental accountability: the response of the oil and chemical industries, Proceedings of the 1994 European Environment Conference  September

A draft guideline for auditing simple computer systems (with R Pierce-Brown, P Scott, G J Wilkinson-Riddle), Proceedings of the 4th National Auditing Conference  March 1994

A Leading Auditor’s Views (with G J Wilkinson-Riddle) in Journal of Applied Accounting Research Vol. 1, 1 pp 11-18, May 1993.  ISSN 0967-5426.

The usefulness of accounting information in the process of implementing an environmental policy in small and medium enterprises (with J Gibbon), Second Annual Conference on Accounting and the Environment  Sept 1993

The usefulness of accounting information in the process of implementing an environmental policy in small and medium enterprises (Stage 1) (with Jane Gibbon), Proceedings of the 1993 Northern Accounting Group of the British Accounting Association Conference September

An empirical study of computer auditing techniques in small and medium audit practices in the Midlands (with R Pierce-Brown, G J Wilkinson-Riddle), Proceedings of the 3rd National Auditing Conference March 1993

An empirical study of computer auditing techniques in small and medium audit practices in the Midlands (with R Pierce-Brown, G J Wilkinson-Riddle), Annual Conference of the British Accounting Association April 1992

Current research students

Oluyombo Onafowokan : Microcredit in Nigeria (late 2012) (International mode)

Sorbarikor Lebura : Stakeholder salience (likely to complete in 2013/14) (full time mode)

Suttimon Shrichot CSR and HRM : (likely to complete in 2015) (full time mode)

Maya Ali Adib : linkages between sustainability, domestic savings and economic growth (likely to complete in 2015/16) (International mode)

Second supervisor to:

Kanokporn Chaiprasat : Internationalisation of HE (likely to complete in 2012) (full time mode)

Deviraj Gill : Brand Heritage and CSR (likely to complete in 2013/14)

Externally funded research grants information

“Transdisciplinary Networking and Collaboration” HEIF funding of £17,490 with Prof Sue Thomas (PI) and Dr Graham Basten 2011

“Building global networks for a green management agenda” Supported by a grant of £1,500 from the Journal of Applied Accounting Research 2009

"The usefulness of accounting information in the development of an environmental policy in small and medium enterprises".  Supported by a Grant of £900 from the committee of Heads of Accounting in Polytechnics 2005

"The Green Report" ‑ environmental accounting in the Annual Report of Companies, with Stephen Dungworth, supported by PCFC funding (£4000 awarded) and DES Pickup (£500 awarded) 2001

“Horse-power:  urban domestic recycling and the development of sustainable local community structures”.  Supported by a grant of £1,500 from the Journal of Applied Accounting Research 2001

“Financial investment appraisal and the incorporation of sustainability indicators”  Report commissioned by Leicester City Council 2000

"Computer audit techniques employed by small and medium accountancy practices in the  East Midlands", with R M Pierce‑Brown and G R Wilkinson‑ Riddle, sponsored by ICAEW (£1,500 awarded)  1999

"Less complex IT - based accounting systems: researching, developing and testing a more effective auditing guideline" with RM Pierce-Brown, P Scott and GR Wilkinson-Riddle.  Sponsored by the IT Faculty of ICAEW (£5000 awarded) 1998

Internally funded research project information

“Corporate responsibilities ethical consumerism and fair trade: the role of speciality coffee roasters” supported by Business and Law Faculty seed corn funding of £750 2012

“Living with Environmental Change: Lessons from Brazil: supported by BAL seed corn funding of £800 2011

“CSR as myth: visualising responsibilities”  supported by BAL seed corn funding of £1,000 2009

“Local Economic Self Reliance:  the development and implementation of sustainability indicators”.  Supported by a grant of £1,190 from De Montfort University Business School 2003

Professional esteem indicators

External reviewing/editorships

The Journal of Applied Accounting Research (Founding Editor) 1995-2011

The International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education (Editorial Board) 2005 to date

Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal (Review Board) 2011 to date

Ad hoc reviewer for:

The British Accounting Review

Business Strategy and the Environment

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

Area, the Royal Geographic Society

Organisation and Environment

Critical Perspectives in Management

Journal of Management and Organisations

International Review of Entrepreneurship

The Environmentalist (IEMA publication)

Book reviewer for CIMA, EMANS 2009

Invitations for key note addresses

4th  Conference on Governance, Fraud, Ethics and Social Responsibility, April 2012 ‘How does business visualise corporate social responsibility?’

2nd Conference on Governance, Fraud, Ethics and Social Responsibility, June 2010 ‘Can the development of CSR policies in business help in poverty alleviation?’

ENGEMA, Fortaleza, Brazil, November 2009 ‘Foundations of Sustainability’

ENGEMA, Fortaleza, Brazil, November 2009 ‘The role of waste minimisation clubs in delivering resource efficiency’

Invitations to present at Research Seminars

Newcastle on Tyne University January 2011 ‘The visualisation of CSR’

Oxford Brookes University Spring 2012 ‘CSR: radical or reformist?’

 

International collaborations

Collaborations with colleagues in the following institutions:

Fortaleza University, Brazil

Porte Alegre University, Brazil

Vassouras University, Brazil

Coimbra University, Portugal

Trakea University, Turkey

Case studies

Joint organiser and presenter at Symposium on African Governance, attended by representatives from local NGOs

Organiser and presenter at event on CSR and International Development, attended by national Oxfam representatives

Organiser and presenter at CSR in Africa event, as part of the Africa Season, Black History month, open to the public

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