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Oxford Brookes Business School
+44 (0) 1865 485955
CLC.2.27, Clerici Building, Headington Campus
Sam is a senior researcher and lecturer.
Sam is currently teaching on the following modules:
Corporate Social Responsibility (MSc programmes)
Finance and Accounting Research Project (MSC Programmes)
Accounting and Finance for Managers (MBA)
Sam currently supervises 6 PhD students across a range of topics including corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting and corporate governance . She would welcome potential applications on CSR and CSR reporting, stakeholder theory, management and practice. Recent PhD completions include:
Karen Dennis, Value Drivers within SMEs: Growth and Value Creation within the Context of the Economic Value Added® Framework (2013)
Kate Ringham, Corporate Responsibility Reporting in the Foodservice Sector in the UK: A Critical Realist Perspective (2015)
Cathy Burgess, What are the key factors in impact on the ability of unit-based middle-managers to contribute to corporate entrepreneurship? (2015)
Sam has also examined a number of PHD students at UK and International Universities.
She is a stakeholder theorists and an accounting researcher with research interests in how these two areas overlap as well as in corporate social responsibility in general. Sam has published widely in the field of stakeholder theory and corporate social responsibility in a range of journals such as the Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, The British Accounting Review, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Business Strategy and the Environment, The Accounting Forum, Journal of Communication Management and Eco-Management and Auditing. She is co-author of the widely cited text Stakeholders: Theory and Practice (Oxford University Press). She has recently contributed to three texts on stakeholder theory including, The Handbook of Stakeholder Theory (Cambridge University Press) and Stakeholder Theory (Emerald).
Current research projects include exploring the boundary of CSR reporting,the extent to which stakeholder theory has been adopted within the accounting field, and stakeholder engagement within marketing.
Research Cluster: Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Social Responsibility and Governance
Sam leads the Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Social Responsibility and Governance research cluster. This group questions how financial, environmental and social accountability is achieved. Exploring solutions to accounting and accountability issues fit for the challenges of the modern environment, this cluster explores alternative theoretical and practical perspectives. The research cluster is interested in the impact across a range of stakeholder groups and for a range of organisations beyond the corporate sector, including charities and not for profit organisations in the third sector
£7,000, Evaluation of the Better Business Pack: An Environmental Initiative aimed at SMEs (WWF) with A.L. Friedman (University of Bristol)
£10,854 Corporate Social Reporting and Ethical Investment (ACCA), with A.L. Friedman (University of Bristol)
£37,496 2nd Stage: Evaluation of the Better Business Pack (WWF), with A.L. Friedman (University of Bristol)
Current projects include:
Relationship Management and Stakeholder Theory, with K. Ringham
The Boundary of Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting: evidence from the airline industry, with Ringham, K
Accounting and Stakeholder Theory
A Review of Stakeholder Theory
Corporate Social Responsibility