Job: VC2020 Lecturer in Business and Management
School/department: Faculty of Business and Law
Address: Hugh Aston Building 4.40
A social scientist by training, Louise joined DMU after completing a PhD at Cardiff Business School on the management and implementation of human rights and corporate social responsibility (CSR) in UK companies. Previous to this, Louise worked as a Research Associate at the BRASS Research Centre (for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society) at Cardiff University. There she completed a variety of projects on responsible management, CSR, sustainability and stakeholder engagement. This included a large study focussing on community development, CSR and stakeholder management in the Ghanaian gold mining industry in conjunction with the Universities of Reading and Ghana. Louise has also worked in the public sector as a social worker (where she supported refugees and asylum seekers in Swindon), and as a research officer at the Welsh Government (where she co-managed the Government’s stakeholder engagement programme).
Centre for Research in Accountability, Governance and Sustainability (CRAGS)
Louise’s research focuses on CSR, human rights and sustainability within multinational companies (MNCs). In particular, she explores how ethics, CSR and human rights are managed, implemented, measured and disclosed by MNCs as well as the drivers behind the extent and type of corporate responsibility. Whilst Louise’s research focuses on the people, governance systems and formal/informal management processes within businesses, she adopts a holistic approach that incorporates and explores the interaction of organisational & internal factors (such as employee values, leadership, and corporate culture), and environmental & external aspects (such as regulation, stakeholder pressure, and home/host country norms and traditions). Additionally, Louise has a keen interest in CSR and sustainability issues / governance at the international level particularly the work of the United Nations and initiatives in respect of CSR (e.g. Global Compact), business and human rights (e.g. UN Guiding Principles), corporate social performance (e.g. Principles for Responsible Investment, Global Reporting Initiative), and business ethics / CSR pedagogy (e.g. Principles for Responsible Management Education).
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