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Eshani joined the Huddersfield Business School in 2013, as a Lecturer in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) having previously worked at the University of Gloucestershire, Bradford University School of Management and the University of Colombo (Sri Lanka). Prior to the commencement of her academic career, she worked as a senior human resources executive in the public sector in Sri Lanka.

She completed her PhD in CSR and International Business from the Bradford University School of Management, with her research examining the implementation of CSR within multinational enterprises in Sri Lanka.

Eshani is a Commonwealth Scholar and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

She has published in several international peer reviewed journals and also contributed to edited collections. She is at present guest editing two special issues of the International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics and the Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal.

Eshani’s teaching focuses on corporate responsibility and sustainability from an international business perspective, exploring the actions of multinational corporations, global institutions and multi-actor networks in enabling responsible corporate behaviour.


Research Expertise and Interests

Eshani’s research interests lie within the business and society domain, with a focus on the governance of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability within multinational corporations, with a geographical scope of developing and least-developed countries.  Her specific areas of research interests focus on the following:-

  • Micro foundations of CSR/Sustainability
  • Governance of CSR/Sustainability in Multinational Corporations
  • Multi-actor governance for CSR/Sustainability

Eshani is a member of the Academy of Management, International Association for Business and Society and the British Academy of Management.

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Research Output 2013 2020

Institutional factors
South-East Asia
Institutional environment
Open Access
exchange theory
sociocultural factors

Managing corporate community responsibility in multinational corporations: Resolving institutional duality

Beddewela, E., 1 Dec 2019, In : Long Range Planning. 52, 6, p. 1-19 19 p., 101911 .

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
multinational corporation

The politics of corporate social responsibility in the mining industry in Burkina Faso

Nana, R. K. H. M. & Beddewela, E., 1 Dec 2019, In : Africa Journal of Management. 5, 4, p. 358-381 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mineral industry
Gold mines
Mining industry
Corporate Social Responsibility
12 Citations (Scopus)

Firm-Level Determinants of Political CSR in Emerging Economies: Evidence from India

Shirodkar, V., Beddewela, E. & Richter, U. H., Mar 2018, In : Journal of Business Ethics. 148, 3, p. 673-688 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

social responsibility
subsidiary company

Activities 2015 2016

  • 4 Oral presentation

Conceptualising Change Processes; A Model of Institutionalising Responsible Management Education

Charlotte Warin (Speaker), Eshani Beddewela (Speaker), John Anchor (Speaker)
6 Sep 20168 Sep 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

The Impact of Institutional Environment on Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure

Mi Tran (Speaker), Eshani Beddewela (Speaker)
8 Aug 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Attitudes Toward Business Ethics in Different Contexts: A Cross-Cultural Comparison Between Professionals in Jordan and UK

Radi Haloub (Speaker), Deema Refai (Speaker), Eshani Beddewela (Speaker), Jamil Samawi (Speaker)
4 Jul 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

The Institutionalisation of Responsible Management Education: The Role of Institutional Entrepreneurs

Charlotte Warin (Speaker), Eshani Beddewela (Speaker), John Anchor (Speaker)
8 Sep 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation