• 144 Citations
  • 6 h-Index

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Personal profile


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

  • 144 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
  • 11 Article
  • 3 Chapter
  • 1 Meeting Abstract
  • 1 Editorial

Afrocentric Attitudinal Reciprocity and Social Expectations of Employees: The Role of Employee-Centred CSR in Africa

Aju, O. & Beddewela, E., 1 Feb 2020, In : Journal of Business Ethics. 161, 4, p. 763-781 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Does context matter for sustainability disclosure? Institutional factors in Southeast Asia

    Tran, M. & Beddewela, E., 1 Apr 2020, In : Business Ethics: A European Review . 29, 2, p. 282-302 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
    Open Access
  • Ownership types, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility disclosures: Empirical evidence from a developing country

    Alshbili, I., Elamer, A. & Beddewela, E., 1 Jan 2020, In : Accounting Research Journal. 33, 1, p. 148-166 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 11 Citations (Scopus)


    • 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