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Critical Studies on Corporate Responsibility, Governance and Sustainability

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ISSN: 2043-9059

Editor: William Sun
Subject: Business Ethics and Law (view other series in this subject area)Thomson Reuters Book Citation Index logo. Scopus logo.
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Editorial Objectives of the Series

The aim of the book series is to explore public concerns and practical issues deeply and rethink theoretical debates and institutional policies critically in the broad area of corporate responsibility, corporate governance and sustainability around the world. It examines the social, economic and environmental impacts of corporations, and the real effects of corporate governance, CSR and business sustainability on societies in different regions. It facilitates a better understanding of how value systems, cultures and traditions in different societies may affect the policies and practices of corporate responsibility, governance and sustainability. It identifies the future development trends of corporate responsibility, governance and sustainability in contexts when examining and exploring those key issues.


The series facilitates idea exchanges and research collaborations between developed and developing countries, and between the West and the East. It promotes best ideas, values, practices and innovations in corporate governance, corporate responsibility and sustainability in the world and encourages holistic thinking, cross-disciplinary research, multiple perspectives and the use of various research approaches and methods.

Key Benefits

The series attempts to fill research gaps in the interrelated fields of corporate responsibility, governance and sustainability; contribute new thinking and fresh insights to the existing knowledge; and provide innovative ideas and approaches for corporate directors, managers, consultants, policy makers, regulators and academics alike. 


The series covers the subject areas of corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, business ethics, sustainable business and sustainable development; across various disciplines such as business and management, economics, law, politics, sociology, and philosophy. Examples of topics are:

  • Corporate Responsibility and Governance: Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis
  • Finance and Sustainability
  • Business and Sustainability
  • Risk Governance and Management
  • Shareholder activism and behavior of institutional shareholders
  • Corporate Stakeholder Relationships
  • Corporate Social Irresponsibility
  • Social and Intellectual Capital
  • Value Systems, Cultures and CSR Perceptions
  • Comparative Studies of Corporate Responsibility, Governance and Sustainability
  • The impacts of religions on corporate responsibility and governance

Editorial Policy

All volume proposals will be reviewed by members of the Editorial Advisory and Review Board, or specially assigned experts, as well as the series editor for acceptance. All volume chapters are subject to double-blind peer reviews plus editorial reviews, in accordance with high academic quality standards. The book series is edited under the advice of the Editorial Advisory and Review Board that is composed of highly experienced senior experts in the related subject areas across countries. For further information about the series, or if you would like to discuss possible contributions to the series, please contact the series editor Dr William Sun.

About the Editor-in-Chief

Dr William Sun is Reader in Management and Deputy Director of the Centre for Governance, Leadership and Global Responsibility, Leeds Beckett University, UK. He has published widely in corporate governance, CSR, and corporate law with more than 30 authored, co-authored and co-edited books and over 60 journal papers. He is the lead editor of Corporate Governance and the Global Financial Crisis: International Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and author of How to Govern Corporations So They Serve the Public Good: A Theory of Corporate Governance Emergence (Edwin Mellen, 2009). He is also Associate Editor of Journal of Global Responsibly and Palgrave Communications.

Contact the Editorial Team

William Sun
Leeds Business School, UK
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Senior Editor
Bernard Paranque  
Kedge Business School, France
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Ralph Bathurst
Massey University, New Zealand
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Nick Wolterman
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Editorial Board

Sharam Alijani, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, NEOMA Business School, France
Fabienne Alvarez, Professor of Management, Department of Economics and Business, University of Antilles and Guyane Pointe-à-Pitre, France
Ralph Bathurst, Senior Lecturer, School of Management (Albany), Massey University, New Zealand 
Lawrence Bellamy, Professor and Academic Dean of Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism, the University of Sunderland, UK
Robert Chia, Professor of Management, Glasgow University, UK
Blanaid Clarke, McCann FitzGerald Chair of Corporate Law, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Ireland
Thomas Clarke, Professor of Management & Director of the Center for Corporate Governance, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Barry A. Colbert, Associate Professor of Policy and Strategic Management at the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics and Director of the Cooperators Centre for Business and Sustainability, Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada
Alexandre Di Miceli da Silveira, Professor of Corporate Governance, School of Economics, Business and Accounting, University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil
Gabriel Eweje, Associate Professor in Business and Sustainability, Director of the CSR and Sustainability Research Group, School of Management, Massey University, New Zealand
Hershey H. Friedman, Professor of Marketing and Business, Department of Economics, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, USA
Adrian Henriques, Visiting Professor of Accountability and CSR, Middlesex University Business School, UK
Øyvind Ihlen, Professor, Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo, Norway
Lin Jiang, Professor of Management, Business School, Renmin University of China, China
Henri Kuokkanen, Associate Professor in CSR and Revenue Management, Institut Paul Bocuse, France
Elizabeth C. Kurucz, Associate Professor in Leadership & Sustainability, Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, University of Guelph, Canada 
Richard W Leblanc, Professor of Governance, Law & Ethics, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, Canada
Céline Louche, Professor of Business & Society, Head of the CSR Research Group, Audencia Business School, France
Guler Manisali-Darman, Principal of the Corporate Governance and Sustainability Center, Turkey
Paul Manning, Professor in Business Ethics, Chester Business School, University of Chester, UK
James McRitchie, Publisher of (Corporate Governance), USA
Abagail McWilliams, Professor, College of Business Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Roland Perez, Professor Emeritus, Economics and Management, University Montpellier I, France
Yvon Pesqueux, Chair of the Development of Organization Science, CNAM (Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers), France
Lars Rademacher, Professor, Department of Media Management, MHMK (Macromedia University of Applied Sciences), Germany 
Simon Robinson, Professor of Global Ethics, Leeds Business School, Leeds Beckett University, UK
Greg Shailer, Professor and Director of the Australian National Centre for Audit & Assurance Research (ANCAAR), The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
John Shields, Professor and Academic Director International at The University of Sydney Business School, Australia 
Jim Stewart, Professor of HRD, Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Peter Stokes, Professor of Leadership and Professional Development, Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University, UK
Ralph Tench, Professor of Public Relations, Director of Research, Leeds Business School, Leeds Beckett University, UK 
Christoph Van der Elst, Professor of Law, Law School, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Wayne Visser, Professor of Integrated Value and Chair in Sustainable Transformation at Antwerp Management School, UK
Suzanne Young, Professor, Associate Head of the La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, Australia


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