Cristina Neesham Reader in Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility at Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle, United Kingdom. She holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. Cristina’s research interests focus on using philosophical methods to inform the strategic management of systemic social and environmental problems, as well as to support management research methodology in general. She is exploring the concept of value in business models and innovative technologies, and its application in various management practices. In this context, she investigates interdependencies between individual and group behaviours, social norms and institutional-regulatory regimes and their role in creating (as well as alleviating) social and environmental problems. Her philosophical work is also inspired from historiography and anthropology.
Cristina’s more recent publications include work on ‘Philosophical Foundations of Qualitative Organizational Research’ in the Routledge Companion to Qualitative Research in Organization Studies (2018), on ‘Class Conflict and Social Order in Smith, Marx and Whitehead’ in Philosophy of Management (2016), and on ‘Needs and Organisations’ in the Routledge Companion to Philosophy in Organization Studies (2016).
Cristina is Associate Editor for Business Ethics: A European Review, Executive Board member of the Philosophy of Management journal, Advisory Board member of the Journal of Philosophical Economics and Editorial Board member of the Springer Encyclopaedia of Business and Professional Ethics. She served as Chair of the Social Issues in Management (SIM) Research Committee of the Academy of Management, and she is former Chair (and current Secretary) of the Australasian Business Ethics Network (ABEN).