New Year, New Research Resolutions

The aim of this post is to capture and summarise the current research interests and activities of ESA and so [in no particular order] the members contribute their research aims for the year 2017. Philip: This year I will be focused on my ongoing project, a ‘historical sociology’ of London’s smaller company stock markets, 1995 Read more about New Year, New Research Resolutions[…]

The role of images in mediating leader-follower communication

Dr François-Régis Puyou reflects on a conference paper and presentation he gave at the 32nd EGOS. I attended the 32nd EGOS colloquium in Naples and took part into a remarkable sub-theme on ‘Reclaiming the Shadow for Leadership.’ My paper was on leader-follower communication and the role played by images in mediating that relationship. To me, Read more about The role of images in mediating leader-follower communication[…]

Scotland’s National Baseline Assessment on Business and Human Rights

Amidst Brexit discussions and the prospect of a second Scottish Independence Referendum, Prof. John Ferguson provides us with a summary of results from his team’s research on Business and Human Rights in Scotland. Read on to find more. In 2011 the United Nations Human Rights Council endorsed the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Read more about Scotland’s National Baseline Assessment on Business and Human Rights[…]

A new take on pro-environmental behaviour

This week’s post tackles one major aspect of sustainability: pro-environmental behaviour. In order to achieve a more sustainable society it is crucial to encourage individual pro-environmental behaviours. Yet this is proving difficult for policy-makers and marketers alike. Although their efforts have resulted in an increased environmental awareness, there is well-known gap between people’s intentions and Read more about A new take on pro-environmental behaviour[…]

ESA says Hello to the blogging world

We’ve just started the brand new ESA blog and what would be more natural than a quick introduction to who we are, what we do and why we’ve started this blog. ESA is the Ethics, Sustainability and Accountability research group in the School of Management at St Andrews. As its name aptly suggests, ESA members Read more about ESA says Hello to the blogging world[…]