Professor Laura Spence

Research interests

Laura Spence is Professor of Business Ethics in the School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London. Her research interests relate to a wide range of management studies issues, in particular, critical corporate social responsibility, small business social responsiblity, supply chain sustainability and a critique of Creating Shared Value.  She uses moral and social theory in her research, favouring qualitative and conceptual studies. Laura has previously been Director of the Centre for Research into Sustainability. She Chairs the Horizon Group of the UK Construction Industry Supply Chain Sustainability School and is a Trustee of the Institute of Business Ethics. She has published in Organisation Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Accounting Organisations and Society, California Management Review and Business Ethics Quarterly. Laura is a consulting editor of the Journal of Business Ethics. Recent books include the second edition of Crane, Matten Spence - Corporate Social Responsiblity: Readings and Cases in a Global Context (Routledge), and Spence, Frynas, Muthuri, Navare - Research Handbook on Small Business Social Responsibility (Edward Elgar).

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