Our faculty members
Jean-Pascal Gond is the Director of the ETHOS Centre for Responsible Enterprise and a Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility at Cass Business School. His current research projects include the roles of standards and metrics in the institutionalisation of CSR in the financial marketplace and in corporations. His research in economic sociology is concerned with the influence of theory on managerial practice, the governance of self-regulation, and the interplay of society’s commodification and markets’ socialisation.
Bobby Banerjee is Professor of management at Cass Business School. Bobby’s primary research interests are in the areas of sustainability, climate change, corporate social responsibility, global governance, and indigenous ecology. His current research focuses on CSR and governance in the extractive industries.
Mikael Homanen is a PhD Fellow in Finance at Cass Business School in London. He recently worked at the World Bank's Development Economics Research Group (DECRG) in Washington D.C. and was a visiting PhD at Singapore Management University (SMU). Mikael is currently working on banking and corporate ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) policies as well as projects examining the effectiveness of investor engagement, which is funded by the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI). Mikael has extensive research experience in areas including corporate governance, social banking, illicit financial flows and his recent research examines the effects of Ugandan firm access to bank credit on firm skilled labor demand. He completed his MPHil in Finance as well as BSc at Tilburg University in the Netherlands.
Rob is Professor of Internal Auditing at Cass Business School. Before joining the business school in 1990, Rob Melville worked as a computer auditor and systems auditor in government, industry and financial services. Since then his research has addressed the control and audit of information systems, control self-assessment, the role of internal audit in strategic management (in particular through the use of the Balanced Scorecard), corporate governance, and corporate social responsibility. A Member (MIIA) and Fellow (CFIIA) of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors since 1984, he has been actively involved in educational, environmental and publication issues. He is a qualified member of the British Computer Society (MBCS CITP), where he edited the journal of their information systems audit specialist group for five years and has been actively involved in international research projects and conferences.
Marton is a postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Ethics, Sustainability, and Engagement unit at Cass. He received his PhD from the University of Leicester in 2017. His doctoral thesis explored the meanings and practices of criticality in a business school in the UK. Building on this, his research currently focuses on the organisation of higher education; on innovative ways of educating management students for ethics, responsibility and reflexivity; and on the roles management academics’ organisational practices play in achieving this goal.
André Spicer is Professor of organisational behaviour and the founding director of ETHOS: The Centre for Responsible Enterprise at Cass. He is an expert in the areas of Organisational Behaviour, Leadership, and Corporate Social Responsibility. Prior to joining Cass, André was a Professor of Organisation Studies at the University of Warwick. He has also been a visiting Professor at the University of Innsbruck, University of Paris Dauphine, Lund University, the Central European University, University of St Gallen, Hanken School of Economics, and the University of Sydney. Professor Spicer was educated at the University of Otago and holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne. Professor Spicer has done work on organisational power and politics, organisational culture, employee identity, the creation of new organisational forms, space and architecture plays at work and leadership. His work looks at a wide range of settings including knowledge intensive firms, financial institutions, seaports, universities, libraries, media organisations, and new social movements.
Hugh Willmott is a Professor of management and organisation studies at Cass Business School. He joined Cass Business School in 2014 having been a Research Professor in Organisation Studies at Cardiff Business School. He has previously held professorial appointments at Cambridge (Judge Business School) and UMIST (now Manchester Business School) and visiting appointments at Copenhagen Business School, University of Sydney, and Uppsala University. Hugh’s research interests span the sub-fields of management organisation studies. He is particularly interested in the development and application of management theory by drawing upon the resources of critical social science. Substantively, his research has contributed to the areas of professionalisation, teamwork, regulation, business ethics, management learning, accounting policy and practice, organisational culture, financialisation, and the management of higher education. Most recently, he has been collaborating with Jeroen Veldman, senior research fellow at Cass, in study of comparative models of corporate governance: The Modern Corporation.
ETHOS has many former members and visitors, who continue to collaborate with ETHOS after they have left.
Sébastien Mena is Professor of Organisation and Governance at the Hertie School. His research focuses on the role of business in society and its responsibility for social and environmental issues. He adopts an organisational sociology perspective on business-society interactions to study how these shape corporate responsibility, sustainable development and governance activities, beliefs and norms. He frequently works with firms, NGOs and social enterprises in varied settings and countries, such as commodity supply chains in Sub-Saharan Africa, working conditions in the South East Asian textile industry, or sustainable banking and investment in Europe. Sébastien’s research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Human Relations and the Journal of Management Studies. He is an Associate Editor of Business & Society and serves on several editorial boards of management and organisation studies journals.
Jeroen is a senior Research Fellow at Cass Business School. He has previously held appointments at Cardiff Business School, the Utrecht School of Governance, and a visiting professorship at UPMF, Grenoble. His research addresses the transdisciplinary construction of the public limited liability corporate form in relation to corporate governance. Most recently, he has been collaborating with Hugh Willmott, professor at Cass, in study of comparative models of corporate governance: The Modern Corporation.
Jukka Rintamäki is a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the ETHOS Centre for Responsible Enterprise at Cass Business School. His main research project concerns public perceptions of corporate irresponsibility and reputation over the long term. Jukka's main research interests revolve around business and society, critical and political approaches to corporate (ir)responsibility, reputation, collective memory, and higher education, among other things. Jukka joined Cass and ETHOS in September 2016, but has been affiliated with the group since 2014.”
Lama is an alumna of the ETHOS Centre at Cass Business School. Her research is in the intersection of people, organisations, and society, and more specifically she is interested in institutional change, social innovation, and social economy. She is full time PHD Researcher at HEC Liège and her thesis looks at the legitimation process of non-profit organisations, in which she investigates the micro trends adopted over time by the non-profit organisations to legitimate radical changes. Lama also has eight years of professional experience in managing and leading multiple educational programs in Birzeit University in Palestine, and has progressive advancement in designing projects in continuous education, capacity building, and organisational development.
Michael Etter is a Marie Curie Research Fellow at ETHOS. With an interdisciplinary background in communication and organisation studies, he is interested in aspects of corporate social responsibility in the digital economy. His research focuses on how organisations, new organisational forms, and emerging industries, such as sharing economy, are contested and maintain their reputation and legitimacy in a digital communication environment.
Wafa Ben Khaled
Wafa is an alumna of the ETHOS Centre at Cass Business School and Lecturer in Accounting at University of Birmingham. She received her PhD from University Paris Dauphine in 2016. Her PhD analyses the formalisation process of ethical tools within multinational corporations. Her research focuses on accounting and management control systems regarding CSR and ethical issues. She is in general interested in the regulation of what is not measurable.
Sara Lara Marquez-Gallardo
Dr. Sara Lara Marquez-Gallardo is a Lecturer in Creative Industries at Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University in Leicester (UK). She obtained her PhD in Management at Cass Business School in 2018. Her current research projects focus on how digital technologies not only allow organisations opportunities for innovation, but also challenge the industry level understandings around key concepts such as - "who owns knowledge?". More specifically, she explores organisational actors vs. social movements' narrative to influence the distribution of knowledge in the fields of scholarly publishing and music production.
Ioana is an alumna of the ETHOS Centre at Cass Business School. She is a Lecturer in Management Control at Queen Mary School of Business and Management and a Research Visiting Scholar at ESSEC Business School Paris. Ioana was a Marie Curie Senior Research Fellow at Cass Business School, working on EU funded project "Professional Identity Construction and Parenthood in Professional Service Firms”. Her work received commendations such as: Faculty Transnational Research Best Conference Paper Award, Best Conference Paper Based on a Dissertation Award, and Best Paper by a Transnational Student Award (Academy of Management, 2012, 2013). Ioana’s papers are published in Human relation, Critical Perspectives on Accounting and Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal. Currently, Ioana is working on projects exploring timeflow and temporal experiences as well as work compulsion in knowledge firms.
Szilvia Mosonyi is a Lecturer in Responsible Leadership at Queen Mary University of London, School of Business and Management. Her research revolves around professionalisation and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Szilvia completed her PhD at The Business School (formerly Cass), City, University of London, where she is still the organiser of the monthly ETHOS Centre meetings. She holds an MRes from The Business School (formerly Cass), an MA in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) from Nottingham University Business School (ICCSR), an MA in Sociology from the Eotvos Lorand University of Science in Hungary. Prior to starting her doctoral studies, Szilvia spent 7 years as a CSR consultant at Deloitte in London, where she led and delivered advisory and assurance engagements to leading multinational companies across a variety of industries. This experience informs her teaching of CSR, ethics, and responsible leadership. Szilvia is committed to impactful research and she actively participates in research projects directed towards practitioners. Such projects included a research report on culture change in the banking sector launched in the UK Parliament, and a study of the effectiveness of responsible investment for the United Nations backed Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI).
Simon Parker is an alumnus of the ETHOS Centre at Cass Business School and an Assistant Professor at Nottingham University Business School. He received his PhD from Warwick Business School in 2015. His research focuses on sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and alternative organisations. In so doing, he explores the tensions involved for individuals working with sustainability, emerging issues concerning organisational identity and the temporality of sustainability, as well as, the problems of critiquing a "good" organisation. Simon is also interested in responsible management education, social mobility, social studies of finance, regulation, and accreditation.
Emilio is an alumnus of the ETHOS Centre at Cass Business School and currently a visiting scholar at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. He received his PhD from the University of Zurich in 2015 and was a visiting scholar at Cass Business School from March 2015 to October 2016. Emilio is an organisation theorist with a key interest in corporate social responsibility (CSR), particularly in the context of financial markets. Currently, Emilio is mainly working on socially responsible investing.
Our PhD Students
Annette was formerly a consultant at the OECD in Paris and later a Global Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Aviva plc in London for 10 years. At Aviva, her responsibilities included coordinating subsidiaries’ CSR programmes, leading the scoping, design and delivery of Aviva’s global CSR audit programme; liaising with socially responsible investors, coordinating Aviva’s global completion of investor questionnaires e.g. FTSE4Good, DJSI; preparing Aviva Board CSR Committee papers.
As a PhD Fellow at Cass, Annette’s primary research interests include CSR, responsible management education, and strategic management. She holds an MPhil from the University of Cambridge where she graduated with First Class Honours.
Alessandro Niccoló Tirapani
Alessandro Niccolò Tirapani is a postdoctoral researcher at Montpellier Business School (France). He received his PhD from Cass Business School, and he has been an active member of ETHOS since. His research lies at the intersection between precariousness, sociology and organisation studies. He has conducted studies on interns in and around the European Union, platform organisations, and non-standard forms of employment. Prior to joining Cass, he studied International Relations at the University of Bologna (Italy) and International Management at HEC, University of Lausanne (Switzerland). He has also covered the role of Senior Researcher in a Brussels-based think tank.
Dr. Mislav Radic is an ESRC Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). His research lies at the intersection between organisational and social change, which he explores in the context of privatisations, public-private partnerships and platform companies. His research has been published or is forthcoming in the Journal of Management and the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology. He is the recipient of the ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship with the ‘industrial strategy steer’ for his project “Rethinking Privatisations: Exploring the Potential of Hybrid Organising in the Railway Sector”. The project is conducted in collaboration with the Rail Delivery Group, with an aim to explore how railway companies can engage in hybrid organising – successfully combining aspects of public and private organisational forms.
Johanna Järvelä is a PhD student at Cass Business School. She holds a Master's Degree in Development Studies from University of Helsinki and she is also a fellow at Centre for Corporate Responsibility (CCR) in Helsinki. Her research is about natural resource governance and politics of responsibility in mining conflicts. She is especially interested in the role of state, politics, and regulation in corporate responsibility.
Daniel Fisher is a PhD student in Management and a member of ETHOS: The Centre for Responsible Enterprise. Daniel’s research examines the concept of efficiency in public-private interactions, focusing on both domestic and international organisational contexts. Prior to joining Cass, Daniel completed his undergraduate studies in Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and his MA in International Relations from Middlesex University.
Christopher is a PhD Fellow at Cass Business School. He holds an MSc in Management and Organisational Innovation from Queen Mary, University of London. His PhD and interest focuses on why and how public sector organisations decide to adopt corporate social responsibility practices and discourse within their business practices and analyses the main affects produced by the adoption of being more socially responsible in society. Christopher’s PhD interest also looks at how the London Metropolitan police service uses the concept of corporate social responsibility as a strategy to build/repair confidence, trust, legitimacy, and reputation with society and in particular young adults. Christopher has over 10 years’ work experience in the public/private sector and is currently working with Barking and Dagenham Metropolitan police confidence and youth engagement teams to device strategies to better engage with young adults from different ethnic backgrounds.