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Biography

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 2019

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

Nana, R. & Beddewela, E., 19 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Africa Journal of Management.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mineral industry
Industry
Gold mines
Mining industry
Corporate Social Responsibility
6 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
determinants
India
firm
subsidiary company

Ownership types, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility disclosures: Empirical evidence from a developing country

Alshbili, I., Elamer, A. & Beddewela, E., 18 Dec 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Accounting Research Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate governance
Empirical evidence
Disclosure
Developing countries
2 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
annual report
North Africa
East Africa
Middle East
sustainable development
3 Citations (Scopus)

Embedding Responsible Management Education: Staff, Student and Institutional Perspectives

Beddewela, E., Warin, C., Hesselden, F. & Coslet, A., Jul 2017, In : International Journal of Management Education. 15, 2B, p. 263-279 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
business school
staff
management
education
student

Activities 2015 2016

  • 4 Oral 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

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

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