Dr Lauren McCarthy
Senior Lecturer in Corporate Social Responsibility
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Dr Lauren McCarthy joined Bayes Business School in September 2022, following previous roles at Royal Holloway, University of London, Copenhagen Business School, and The University of Nottingham, where she was awarded her PhD.
Dr McCarthy's research explores the relationship between business, gender and responsibility, particularly in global supply chains. She often works alongside business and NGOs on current challenges they are facing. Lauren is also interested in how feminist movements interact with the private sector. Lauren has researched cocoa in Ghana, cotton in India, gold in Tanzania, and is currently a co-investigator on the ReFashion study in Cambodia, funded by ESPRC and led by Prof Katherine Brickell (Royal Holloway University of London). Alongside Sabina Lawreniuk (University of Nottingham) and Netra Eng (CDRI) the study investigates the impacts of COVID19 on garment workers, particularly women, in Cambodia (2020-2022). See www.refashionstudy.org for more.
Lauren is passionate about teaching CSR, sustainability, and diversity and inclusion within Business Schools. She enjoys teaching qualitative research methods, particularly focusing on visual and/or participatory methods.
- PhD, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
- Co-convenor of Standing Working Group on 'Organizing Social Responsibilities in Contested Times', European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS), Jan 2019 – Jul 2022
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Gender & Diversity Management
- Supply Chain Management
- food & drink
- Africa - Western
- Asia - Southeast
- Grosser, K., McCarthy, L. and Kilgour, M.A. (2017). Gender Equality and Responsible Business Expanding CSR Horizons. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-351-28634-3.
- Grosser, K., McCarthy, L. and Kilgour, M.A. (Eds.), Gender Equality and Responsible Business. Routledge.
- McCarthy, L. and Patel, D. (2021). Drawing Together, Thinking Apart: Reflecting on our use of visual participatory research methods. In Bell, E. and Singh Sengupta, S. (Eds.), Empowering Methodologies in Organisational and Social Research Routledge India. ISBN 978-0-429-35249-2.
- McCarthy, L. and Mena, S. (2020). Institutional work and (ir)responsible management. Research Handbook of Responsible Management (pp. 654–669). Edward Elgar Publishing.
Journal articles (12)
- McCarthy, L. and Grosser, K. (2023). Breaking isolation: Consciousness-raising as a methodology for academic activism. Organization: the interdisciplinary journal of organization, theory and society.
- Brickell, K., Lawreniuk, S., Chhom, T., Mony, R., So, H. and McCarthy, L. (2022). ‘Worn out’: debt discipline, hunger, and the gendered contingencies of the COVID-19 pandemic amongst Cambodian garment workers. Social & Cultural Geography. doi:10.1080/14649365.2022.2055778.
- McCarthy, L. and Glozer, S. (2022). Heart, Mind and Body: #NoMorePage3 and the Replenishment of Emotional Energy. Organization Studies, 43(3), pp. 369–394. doi:10.1177/0170840621994501.
- (2021). Contesting Social Responsibilities of Business: Experiences in Context. Human Relations, 74(12), pp. 2165–2171. doi:10.1177/00187267211019277.
- McCarthy, L., Soundararajan, V. and Taylor, S. (2021). The hegemony of men in global value chains: Why it matters for labour governance. Human Relations, 74(12), pp. 2051–2074. doi:10.1177/0018726720950816.
- (2021). Contesting Social Responsibilities of Business: Experiences in Context. Human Relations, 74(5), pp. 781–787. doi:10.1177/0018726721994527.
- Grosser, K. and McCarthy, L. (2019). Imagining new feminist futures: How feminist social movements contest the neoliberalization of feminism in an increasingly corporate‐dominated world. Gender, Work & Organization, 26(8), pp. 1100–1116. doi:10.1111/gwao.12267.
- McCarthy, L. (2018). “There is no time for rest”: Gendered CSR, sustainable development and the unpaid care work governance gap. Business Ethics: A European Review, 27(4), pp. 337–349. doi:10.1111/beer.12190.
- McCarthy, L. and Moon, J. (2018). Disrupting the Gender Institution: Consciousness-Raising in the Cocoa Value Chain. Organization Studies, 39(9), pp. 1153–1177. doi:10.1177/0170840618787358.
- McCarthy, L. and Muthuri, J.N. (2018). Engaging Fringe Stakeholders in Business and Society Research: Applying Visual Participatory Research Methods. Business & Society, 57(1), pp. 131–173. doi:10.1177/0007650316675610.
- McCarthy, L. (2017). Empowering Women Through Corporate Social Responsibility: A Feminist Foucauldian Critique. Business Ethics Quarterly, 27(4), pp. 603–631. doi:10.1017/beq.2017.28.
- McCarthy, L. (2014). Resistance to Institutional Work: Power and Gender in the Fair Trade Cocoa Value Chain. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2014(1), pp. 10333–10333. doi:10.5465/ambpp.2014.202.
- Lawreniuk, S., Brickell, K. and McCarthy, L. Who wears the costs of the UK’s Black Friday bonanza? Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).
- Social media and communications editor for the Journal of Business Ethics, Social Media Editor, Jan 2020 – present.