Frenemies: how impartial is shareholder voting between finance organisations?

Author(s):

Aneel Keswani

 et al.
Industry:
Banking

Financial sector firms are unique in that their major institutional shareholders may also be their competitors. This research looks into how this relationship affects shareholder voting, and what it means for governance of the industry.

Updated: 29/02/2016
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Views: 1,980

Parents versus Peers - how these groups influence the Internet Ethical Attitudes of Generation Y

Who most influences the online ethics of the world's first web generation - Generation Y? This research looks at the respective influences of parents and peers.

Updated: 03/03/2015
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Views: 6,379

The Compensation Premium in the “Sin” Industries of Tobacco, Alcohol and Gambling.

If you are an executive for a tobacco, alcohol or gambling firm, there's a chance your social status will suffer due to negative perceptions of the industry you work in. This research examines whether such executives demand a premium in their pay to compensate.

Updated: 29/12/2014
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Views: 3,546

How practical is 100% Supply Chain Traceability?

As a major multinational company pledges to achieve total traceability for the palm oil it uses, Professor Sodhi examines whether this goal is practical or not and suggests how an organisation may benefit from such a commitment.

Updated: 10/02/2017
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Views: 7,534

The Visible Hand of Consultants in the Construction of Markets for Virtue

Despite the resurgence of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), little is known about the social construction of CSR markets. This paper looks at the visible hand of management consultants in the creation of markets for virtue. It sheds light on three distinctive roles played by CSR consultants: as social and environmental issues translators, market boundary negotiators, and responsive regulation enactors. These roles clarify the regulative dynamics underlying CSR commodification and advance our understanding of consultancy work in the CSR domain.

Updated: 10/02/2017
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Views: 5,882

Developing a better understanding of Community Foundations in the UK

With a greater emphasis on localism currently being seen in public policy discourse, this paper examines the role played by Community Foundations in furthering the tenets of community leadership and philanthropy. The paper then challenges the 'single model' view of UK Community Foundations.

Updated: 11/03/2013
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Views: 4,265

'Deep change' to banking ethos needed.

Author(s):

Andre Spicer

Industry:
Banking

How best to respond to the iniquities uncovered within the financial sector in recent years? Better communication, harsher punishments and stronger regulation have been touted as ways to hold banks to account - but it is important to look more deeply to achieve real and lasting change. Professor André Spicer assesses the options.

Updated: 11/01/2013
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Views: 9,794

Employer disability practice in Britain: assessing the impact of the Positive About Disabled People ‘Two Ticks’ symbol

Author(s):

Kim Hoque

 et al.

Awarded to employers by Jobcentre Plus, the Two Ticks symbol is intended to help disabled job applicants identify employers that have made positive commitments regarding the treatment of disabled people within recruitment, training and retention processes. This paper assesses the extent to which employers displaying the Positive About Disabled People 'Two Ticks' symbol adhere to their commitments, and whether adherence is greater in Two Ticks than non-Two Ticks workplaces. It also assesses levels of support for and dialogue with Disability Champions in Two Ticks workplaces. These issues are explored in the public and private sectors separately.

Updated: 12/12/2012
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Views: 6,242

Unions, joint regulation and workplace equality policy and practice in Britain: evidence from the 2004 Workplace Employment Relations Survey

The impact of trade unions on discrimination and labour market inequality has been a matter of public concern for many years. Recently, however, observers have suggested that unions have increasingly sought to prioritise equality matters. There is a growing expectation, for example, that they will actively bargain over equality and encourage employers to adopt equality practices in order to protect workers from discrimination. Hence, unions may now have a central role to play in advancing the equality agenda and ultimately helping promote a more inclusive society. This article provides an empirical assessment of the relationship between unionisation and the adoption of equal opportunities policies and practices in British workplaces, using data from the 2004 Workplace Employment Relations Survey.

Updated: 30/11/2012
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Views: 5,022