In terms of my teaching experience at Cardiff University Business School, I have a wide range of courses/modules. I have taught, inter alia, organisation behaviour and research methods at undergraduate level and human resource management and change management at post-graduate, Masters level.
At the moment, I teach a second year module on managing public services. Moreover, I have developed and currently coordinate a third year module on Business Ethics/CSR, covering such areas as the application of ethical theory to modern business, ethical investment and shareholder activism and environmental responsibility.
In addition, I am principal supervisor for a student (Jenna Pandelli) conducting doctoral research into freeganism. In my teaching, I am a champion, and enthusiastic user, of Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) and blended-learning techniques. I have been keen to experiment with, and adopt, digital tools and internet technologies to launch pedagogical innovations. Principally, I have employed podcasts and video media in my teaching.
Here is a list of my current teaching activities:
Below I have a summary of my key publications to date. My research interests follow two areas: CSR/business ethics and secondly policy analysis and public institutions.
Combining my interests in ethics and public sector professionals, I am currently undertaking work on the professionalization of academia, considering the political, intellectual and ethical implications surrounding this development.
(1998) Corporate Social Involvement: a Social, Political and Environmental Analysis of Corporate Responsibility in Britain and Italy (Ashgate)
(2011) 'An all too human resource: the ethics of managing people', chapter being prepared for a book edited by Paul Blyton, Ed Heery and Pete Turnbull, Reassessing the Employment Relationship (due for publication in 2010 by Palgrave)
(2005), 'The globalization problematique: a review essay', Sociology, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 371-9
(1999) 'The historical development of business philanthropy: social responsibility in the new corporate economy', Business History, vol. 41, no. 4, pp. 1-20
(1998) 'The shareholders strike back: issues in the research of shareholder activism', Environmental Politics, vol. 7, no. 3, Autumn 1998, pp. 125-33
(2007), Social Theory, the State and Modern Society: the State in Contemporary Social Thought (Open University Press)
(1998) Studies of the Policy Process: a Case Analysis (Harvester Wheatsheaf)
(in press) 'A Lipskian Analysis of Child Protection Failures from Victoria Climbié to 'Baby P': a Street-Level Re-Evaluation of Joined-Up Governance', Public Administration
(in press), 'Case studies of the health policy process: a methodological introduction', in Mark Exworthy (ed.), Case-Studies in Health Policy (due for publication in 2010/11 by Policy Press).
(in press), 'Pessimism of the modernist intellect versus optimism of the democratic will: the interpretive school of governance', Comparative European Politics.
(2007) 'New Labour, the New Public Management and Changing forms of Human Resourcem Management', International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 18, no. 9, pp. 1569-1574 [with Entwistle, Tom and Ashworth, Rachel].
(2003), 'Who wants to be an active citizen? The politics and practice of community involvement', Sociology, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 103-20 (article reprinted in Citizenship Education by James Arthur and Ian Davies - SAGE Library of Educational Thought and Practice).
(2003), 'The governmentality of public administration: Foucault and the public sphere', Public Administration, vol. 81, no. 3, pp. 621-36.
(2003), 'Governing beyond the centre: a critique of the Anglo-governance school', Political Studies, vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 592-608
Management is a humanism?
The fair trade supply chain in illicit substances (with Carl Cederstorm)
Business ethics in film and television (based on a recent presentation in the Department of Social and Policy Science at Bath University)
Teaching, professionalisation and the ethical responsibilities of the academic
I am currently the external examiner for the Business and Community MSc in the Department of Social and Policy Sciences at Bath University
Cardiff Business School,
Phone: +44(0)29 2087 6013
Fax: +44 (0)29 2087 4419