Jean-Pascal Gond is the Director of the ETHOS Centre for Responsible Enterprise and a Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility at Cass Business School. His current research projects include the roles of standards and metrics in the institutionalisation of CSR in the financial marketplace and in corporations. His research in economic sociology is concerned with the influence of theory on managerial practice, the governance of self-regulation, and the interplay of society’s commodification and markets’ socialisation.
Szilvia Mosonyi is Visiting Fellow at Bayes and Head of Operations at the ETHOS Centre. She is an Assistant Professor in Responsible Leadership at Queen Mary University of London, School of Business and Management. Her research revolves around professionalisation and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Szilvia completed her PhD at Bayes Business School. She holds an MRes from Bayes, an MA in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) from Nottingham University Business School (ICCSR), and an MA in Sociology from the Eotvos Lorand University of Science in Hungary. Prior to starting her doctoral studies, Szilvia spent 7 years as a CSR consultant at Deloitte London, where she led and delivered advisory and assurance engagements for leading multinational companies across a variety of industries. This experience informs her teaching of CSR, ethics, and responsible leadership. Szilvia is committed to impactful research, and she actively participates in research projects directed towards practitioners. Such projects included a research report on culture change in the banking sector launched in the UK Parliament, and a study of the effectiveness of responsible investment for the United Nations backed Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI).
Sara Lara Marquez-Gallardo
Sara Lara Marquez-Gallardo is the Social Media Officer for ETHOS. She is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Industries at the Arts, Design and Humanities School, De Montfort University in Leicester (UK). She obtained her PhD in Management at Bayes Business School in 2018. Within her research, she develops a critical perspective on the creative industries by exploring how social movements (e.g., ‘free culture movement, ‘queer movement’), have the potential to disrupt field-level and societal-level institutions (i.e., content ownership and gender). She tackles technological innovation theories from a critical perspective and uses queer theories of affect to problematise diversity management theories.
Our Faculty Members
Grace Augustine is a Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Bayes Business School. Grace investigates how social movements spur changes in organisations, in particular in terms of how they can bring about entirely new movement-initiated fields, industries, and occupations. Grace has examined the sustainability movement, sustainability professionals, and the movement to establish abortion provision in the U.S.. Grace’s PhD is in Sociology and Management and Organizations from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Bobby Banerjee is Professor of Management at Bayes Business School. Bobby’s primary research interests are in the areas of (un)sustainability, climate change, decolonization, inequality, corporate social irresponsibility, global governance, and Indigenous ecology. His current research focuses on decolonization and resistance movements in the extractives industries.
Nicolas Bacon is Professor in Human Resource Management at Bayes Business School. His research explores the impact of human resource management practices on organisational performance and employee outcomes in a wide variety of settings including manufacturing firms, unionised workplaces, small firms, medium-sized enterprises, private equity-owned firms and the public sector. Professor Bacon has published 50 academic articles in learned journals as well as numerous book chapters and edited the Industrial Relations Journal 2004-2008.
Daniel Beunza is Associate Professor of Management at the Centre for Charity Effectiveness at Bayes Business School. Beunza's research explores the ways in which social relations and technology shape financial value. Beunza’s book, Taking the Floor: Models, Morals and Management in a Wall Street Trading Room won the 2020 EGOS and George Terry best book award. Beunza obtained his PhD from New York University, and has previously taught at Columbia University, the London School of Economics and Copenhagen Business School. His research has been published in Organization Science, Organization Studies and Economy and Society.
Susan Hill is a Senior Lecturer in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Bayes Business School. She researches innovative, entrepreneurial and other adaptive behaviour (or the lack thereof) in organisations. Her research is increasingly set in the context of the natural resource crisis. Susan’s current research projects include interdisciplinary research (with marine scientists) into business owners' responses to oceanic ecosystem changes and experimental research on emotional responses to imagery in responsible investment decision-making. Susan’s PhD is in Strategic and International Management from the London Business School. Prior to entering academia, Susan worked for a number of years in corporate venturing (in a renewable energy unit) and human resources management in South Africa.
Rob is Professor of Internal Auditing at Cass Business School. Before joining the business school in 1990, Rob Melville worked as a computer auditor and systems auditor in government, industry and financial services. Since then his research has addressed the control and audit of information systems, control self-assessment, the role of internal audit in strategic management (in particular through the use of the Balanced Scorecard), corporate governance, and corporate social responsibility. A Member (MIIA) and Fellow (CFIIA) of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors since 1984, he has been actively involved in educational, environmental and publication issues. He is a qualified member of the British Computer Society (MBCS CITP), where he edited the journal of their information systems audit specialist group for five years and has been actively involved in international research projects and conferences.
Marton is a postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Ethics, Sustainability, and Engagement unit at Bayes. He received his PhD from the University of Leicester in 2017. His doctoral thesis explored the meanings and practices of criticality in a business school in the UK. Building on this, his research currently focuses on the organisation of higher education; on innovative ways of educating management students for ethics, responsibility, and reflexivity; and on the roles management academics’ organisational practices play in achieving this goal.
André Spicer is Professor of organisational behaviour and the founding director of ETHOS: The Centre for Responsible Enterprise at Cass. He is an expert in the areas of Organisational Behaviour, Leadership, and Corporate Social Responsibility. Prior to joining Cass, André was a Professor of Organisation Studies at the University of Warwick. He has also been a visiting Professor at the University of Innsbruck, University of Paris Dauphine, Lund University, the Central European University, University of St Gallen, Hanken School of Economics, and the University of Sydney. Professor Spicer was educated at the University of Otago and holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne. Professor Spicer has done work on organisational power and politics, organisational culture, employee identity, the creation of new organisational forms, space and architecture plays at work and leadership. His work looks at a wide range of settings including knowledge intensive firms, financial institutions, seaports, universities, libraries, media organisations, and new social movements.
Hugh Willmott is a Professor of management and organisation studies at Cass Business School. He joined Cass Business School in 2014 having been a Research Professor in Organisation Studies at Cardiff Business School. He has previously held professorial appointments at Cambridge (Judge Business School) and UMIST (now Manchester Business School) and visiting appointments at Copenhagen Business School, University of Sydney, and Uppsala University. Hugh’s research interests span the sub-fields of management organisation studies. He is particularly interested in the development and application of management theory by drawing upon the resources of critical social science. Substantively, his research has contributed to the areas of professionalisation, teamwork, regulation, business ethics, management learning, accounting policy and practice, organisational culture, financialisation, and the management of higher education. Most recently, he has been collaborating with Jeroen Veldman, senior research fellow at Cass, in study of comparative models of corporate governance: The Modern Corporation.
Our PhD Fellows
Khamael Al Safi
Khamael Al Safi is a PhD student at Bayes Business School. Her research interests include the development of new venture ideas, the emotional experiences of finance-seeking entrepreneurs and the entrepreneur’s first-person subjective perspective. Khamael completed her MSc degree in Organisations and Governance at the London School of Economics and her undergraduate studies in Human Resources and Psychology at Middlesex University Dubai. Before starting her PhD, she taught courses in Organisational Behaviour to undergraduate students at both Middlesex University Dubai and the University of Sharjah. She previously worked at McKinsey and Company, where she worked in developing training programs for board directors in the Middle East. She has worked in public sector advisory on building open and inclusive ecosystems at the Dubai node of the Open Data Institute.
Christopher is a PhD Fellow at Bayes Business School. He holds an MSc in Management and Organisational Innovation from Queen Mary, University of London. His PhD and interest focus on why and how public sector organisations decide to adopt corporate social responsibility practices and discourse within their business practices and analyses the main affects produced by the adoption of being more socially responsible in society. Christopher’s PhD interest also looks at how the London Metropolitan police service uses the concept of corporate social responsibility as a strategy to build/repair confidence, trust, legitimacy, and reputation with society and in particular young adults. Christopher has over 10 years’ work experience in the public/private sector and is currently working with Barking and Dagenham Metropolitan police confidence and youth engagement teams to device strategies to better engage with young adults from different ethnic backgrounds.
Daniel Fisher is a PhD student in Management and a member of ETHOS: The Centre for Responsible Enterprise. Daniel’s research examines the concept of efficiency in public-private interactions, focusing on both domestic and international organisational contexts. Prior to joining Cass, Daniel completed his undergraduate studies in Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and his MA in International Relations from Middlesex University.
Dipshika Guha Majumdar
Dipsikha Guha Majumdar is a PhD student at the Bayes Business School, City University of London. She holds a MPhil and Masters degree in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India and University of Pune. Her research interests are in areas of gender, caste, inequality, and entrepreneurship, especially in relation to marginalised communities. Before joining the PhD programme, Dipsikha has worked in the voluntary and CSR sector with NGOs and corporations in India. She has extensive grassroots experience of working with low-income, vulnerable communities, primarily involved in designing and implementing development interventions for low-income groups in collaboration with other stakeholders - community, state-level governance institutions, NGOs, international development organisations and corporations. She also completed a post-graduate certification in sustainable development and responsible leadership from the Swedish Institute, Stockholm.
Johanna Järvelä is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Copenhagen Business School and a PhD Fellow at Bayes Business School. She holds a Master's Degree in Development Studies from University of Helsinki and she is also a fellow at Centre for Corporate Responsibility (CCR) in Helsinki. Her research focuses on the interplay between private and public governance in defining and guiding societal good, the role of state and politics in corporate responsibility (CSR), the role of businesses in development, and CSR in the realm of blended finance and partnerships for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Steven Mark Leroy
Steven “Steve” Mark Leroy is an Executive PhD student in Management at Bayes Business School, at City, University of London, UK. Working with Professors Jean-Pascal Gond and Santi Furnari, he examines whether and how ESG is implemented across the less scrutinised “private” institutional investment chain, from institutional investors over private debt and private equity firms down to portfolio companies.
Steve is also a business executive and consultant with a diverse experience in public affairs, communications, crisis & issues management, environmental, social & governance factors (ESG), business project management, legal, governance & compliance, acquired within multinational companies in food & drink, media and telecommunications. Prior to that, he worked as a lawyer in Brussels and as the Governor’s chief of staff in Antwerp.
Steve holds a Master’s degree in Law from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; a Master’s degree in Commercial & Consular Sciences from Hautes Etudes Commerciales St. Louis (Groupe ICHEC), in Brussels, Belgium; a full-time Master of Business Administration from INSEAD, in Fontainebleau, France; and the specialised Master’s degree in EU Competition Law & Economics from the Brussels School of Competition, Belgium.
McKenzie Lloyd-Smith is PhD candidate in the Faculty of Management at Bayes Business School. His doctoral research focuses on organisational resilience, reliability, uncertainty, temporary organising, coordination and routines. McKenzie lectures and tutors in both Undergraduate and Master’s degree courses at Bayes, and has developed materials for the Bayes MBA programme. In addition, McKenzie acts as a representative for the PhD community and organises research workshops for Bayes PhD students. Before joining Bayes in 2017, McKenzie completed his Bachelor’s degree in Management at Newcastle University, earning the Award for Best Graduating Student.
Yousaf is a PhD Student at Bayes Business School, City, University of London. Before joining Bayes, he received an MA from the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University, with a dissertation on Jacques Lacan's 'The Function and Field of Speech and Language in Psychoanalysis' (1953). Yousaf’s PhD research focuses on questions of democratic economic planning and alternative organizing. This involves drawing attention to the organizational issues that underlie the economic planning debates, with a particular focus on issues of power, subjectivity, and knowledge in municipal efforts to develop alternative organizational economies. These interests are broadly aligned with critical management studies approaches, drawing primarily from critical theories of work, organization, and public governance.
Saeid is a PhD student at Bayes Business School. Saeid’s research is focused on the concept of Hybrid Governance model and new Governance mechanism in the global context. For his PhD thesis he examines the Business-State interaction in politicizing for sustainable development and providing public good. Before Joining Bayes, Saeid completed a Master’s in Business and Finance in Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and a Master’s in International Business in Sharif University of Technology in Tehran.
Annette Yunus-Pendrey is a PhD Candidate at Bayes Business School. Her doctoral thesis explores how business values are socially reproduced in and around business schools. Annette holds a MPhil degree from the University of Cambridge, where she graduated with First Class Honours in European Studies (Modern European Politics, History, Economics, Sociology). She also holds a BA (Hons) degree from the University of Reading, where she graduated with First Class Honours with Distinction in German and International Relations.
Annette worked in industry for over 13 years as a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practitioner. She was the Global CSR Manager at Aviva plc in London for 10 years, where her role included liaising with global investors, leading the scoping, design, delivery and evaluation of Aviva’s global CSR audit program and working with managers at all levels within the organisation. Prior to that, Annette worked as a Consultant at the OECD in Paris. In this capacity, she was regularly invited to speak at international conferences.
This professional background has contributed towards Annette's successful teaching assistantship experiences on the CSR module of Bayes’ Executive MBA program, the BSc modules in Business and Society and in CSR as well as being a tutor on the BSc modules in Critical Thinking as well as in Technology and Innovation in Management. These modules were delivered in person as well as online.
ETHOS has many former members and visitors, who continue to collaborate with ETHOS after they have left.
Wafa Ben Khaled
Wafa Ben Khaled is an alumna and former Social Media Officer of the ETHOS Centre at Bayes Business School. She is a Lecturer in Accounting at University of Birmingham. She received her PhD from University Paris Dauphine in 2016. Her PhD analyses the formalisation process of ethical tools within multinational corporations. Her research focuses on accounting and management control systems regarding CSR and ethical issues. She is in general interested in the regulation of what is not measurable. She is also interested in the legalisation of organisation and more broadly to the judicialisation of society.
Michael Etter is a Marie Curie Research Fellow at ETHOS. With an interdisciplinary background in communication and organisation studies, he is interested in aspects of corporate social responsibility in the digital economy. His research focuses on how organisations, new organisational forms, and emerging industries, such as sharing economy, are contested and maintain their reputation and legitimacy in a digital communication environment.
Mikael Homanen is Head of Data and Insights at Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and an Honorary Research fellow at Bayes Business School in London. At PRI, Mikael helps coordinate academic partnerships, showcase academic findings and lead investor level ESG data-driven research initiatives. He was previously a Bradley Fellow at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a visiting scholar at the Wharton School and SMU. His research focuses on the intersection of externalities and financial markets with a focus on ESG finance. He has also worked at the World Bank's Development Economics Research Group (DECRG).
Ioana Lupu is an alumna of the ETHOS Centre at Bayes Business School. She is an Associate Professor in Management Control at ESSEC Business School France. Ioana was a Marie Curie Senior Research Fellow at Bayes Business School, working on EU funded project "Professional Identity Construction and Parenthood in Professional Service Firms”. Ioana’s papers are published in journals such as: Organisation Science, Organisation Studies, Human Relations, Critical Perspectives on Accounting and Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal. Currently, Ioana is working on projects exploring control and workers’ temporal experiences as well as work compulsion in knowledge-intensive firms.
Emilio Marti is an alumnus of the ETHOS Centre at Bayes Business School and an assistant professor at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He received his PhD from the University of Zurich in 2015 and was a visiting scholar at Bayes Business School from March 2015 to October 2016. Emilio is an organisation theorist with a key interest in corporate social responsibility (CSR), particularly in the context of financial markets. Currently, Emilio is mainly working on socially responsible investing.
Sébastien Mena is Professor of Organisation and Governance at the Hertie School. His research focuses on the role of business in society and its responsibility for social and environmental issues. He adopts an organisational sociology perspective on business-society interactions to study how these shape corporate responsibility, sustainable development and governance activities, beliefs and norms. He frequently works with firms, NGOs and social enterprises in varied settings and countries, such as commodity supply chains in Sub-Saharan Africa, working conditions in the South East Asian textile industry, or sustainable banking and investment in Europe. Sébastien’s research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Human Relations, and the Journal of Management Studies. He is an Associate Editor of Business & Society and serves on several editorial boards of management and organisation studies journals.
Simon Parker is an alumnus of the ETHOS Centre at Bayes Business School and an Assistant Professor at Nottingham University Business School. He received his PhD from Warwick Business School in 2015. His research focuses on sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and alternative organisations. In so doing, he explores the tensions involved for individuals working with sustainability, emerging issues concerning organisational identity and the temporality of sustainability, as well as, the problems of critiquing a "good" organisation. Simon is also interested in responsible management education, social mobility, social studies of finance, regulation, and accreditation.
Mislav Radic is a Research Fellow at University College London (UCL) School of Management, and a visiting research fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). His research lies at the intersection between organisational and social change, which he explores in the context of privatisations, remote work, public-private partnerships and platform companies. His research has been published in the Journal of Management and the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology. He is the recipient of the ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship with the ‘industrial strategy steer’ for his project “Rethinking Privatisations: Exploring the Potential of Hybrid Organising in the Railway Sector”. The project is conducted in collaboration with the Rail Delivery Group, with an aim to explore how railway companies can engage in hybrid organising – successfully combining aspects of public and private organisational forms.
JJukka Rintamäki is a Lecturer at the Institute for International Management at Loughborough University London. He received his PhD from Aalto University School of Business. Prior to joining Loughborough University London, Jukka was a Marie Curie Fellow at Bayes Business School. Jukka's main research interests revolve around business and society, critical and political approaches to corporate (ir)responsibility, reputation, collective memory, and higher education, among other things. Jukka has been affiliated with the group since 2014.”
Alessandro Niccoló Tirapani
Alessandro Niccolò Tirapani is a postdoctoral researcher at ESADE Business School (Spain). He received his PhD from Bayes Business School, and he has been an active member of ETHOS since. His research lies at the intersection between precariousness, sociology and organisation studies. He has conducted studies on interns in and around the European Union, platform organisations, and non-standard forms of employment. Prior to joining Bayes, he studied International Relations at the University of Bologna (Italy) and International Management at HEC, University of Lausanne (Switzerland). He has also covered the role of Senior Researcher in a Brussels-based think tank.
Jeroen Veldman is Visiting Associate Professor at Mines Paristech, Interdisciplinary Institute for Innovation, Paris; Visiting Associate Professor at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam; Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow at Bayes (formerly Cass) Business School, and Corporate Governance Section Editor at Journal of Business Ethics. He has published in Human Relations, British Journal of Management, Cambridge Journal of Economics, and Critical Perspectives on Accounting. He received the 2019 AOM International Impactful Collaboration Award. With Professor Willmott he leads the: The Modern Corporation.