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Dr Christine A. Hemingway PhD (Business and Management, Nottingham UK)

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Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Work and Organisation

Corporate social entrepreneurship, turning points in responsible leadership and management, corporate social responsibility, qualitative methods, personal values, critical realism.

Christine’s multi-disciplinary work lies at the intersection between social responsibility and sustainability, ethics and organisational behaviour. She is keenly interested in the development of responsible leaders, managers and organisational contexts, for the creation of social, environmental and economic value.

Christine spent the first 11 years of her career in management; working for blue-chip multi-national corporations, with line management and budget responsibility for some globally recognised consumer brands. This experience spanned a number of different industries and informs her research and teaching. It led to her ethnographic investigation (Corporate Social Entrepreneurship Integrity Within).

Christine studied for her PhD via part-time study. She has taught undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA courses on management, organisational behaviour, CSR/business ethics, marketing and HRM. She joined Loughborough from Imperial College London and prior to this she was a Lecturer in Work Psychology at the Aston Business School, and Lecturer in Management at the University of Hull, where she was Programme Director of the MBA Strategic Marketing in South Africa, and also lectured in Hong Kong and Singapore. She was previously a Visiting Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at the Sheffield University Management School, and in Social Entrepreneurship at Nottingham University Business School.

Christine's research is geared around the potential for integrating the economic, social and natural environments. She is particularly interested in how people behave as individuals and collectively at work. In particular, Christine studies the personal values and motivations that can drive, disrupt or block this agenda. She welcomes PhD applications in any of these areas.

Her interests also include the study of momentous turning points via biographical narrative. These are significant, life-changing events, attributed to a re-evaluation of individuals’ priorities in life and were posited as antecedents of formal and informal leadership in social responsibility/sustainability. These insights have been published in the Journal of Business Ethics, Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations, as well as a number of book chapters and cited widely in other publications.

  • PhD External Examiner at the Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University (2019 -2021)
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Encyclopaedia of Corporate Social Responsibility (Edward
    Elgar, published 2023)
  • January 2021 - Interviewed on The Breakfast Show, Voice of Islam UK Radio, about the significance of ethical consumption and how profit maximisation isn’t a sustainable business model. Interview starts 72 minutes in and lasts for 11 minutes.
  • Aug 2017 Visiting Scholar, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, USA
  • Oct 2015 – Present: Associate of the Centre for Social Ontology, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France.
  • Sept 2015 – Present: Visiting Fellow and research group membership: ‘Leadership and Organisational Change' and 'Organization, Ethics and Society', Hull University Business School, University of Hull, UK
  • Mar 2010 – Present: Visiting Fellow, International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR), Nottingham University Business School, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Hemingway, C.A. (2019), "A Big Picture Approach to (C)SR: Where are We Now?", Schwartz, M., Harris, H. and Comer, D.R. (Ed.) The Next Phase of Business Ethics: Celebrating 20 Years of REIO (Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations, Vol. 21), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 15-32.‌
  • Hemingway, C. A., & Starkey, K. (2018). A Falling of the Veils: Turning Points and Momentous Turning Points in Leadership and the Creation of CSR. Journal of Business Ethics, 151, pp.875-890.  
  • Hemingway, C.A. (2014). Corporate social entrepreneurship : integrity within. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Hemingway C.A. (2013) Corporate Social Entrepreneurship. In: Idowu S.O., Capaldi N., Zu L., Gupta A.D. (eds) Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-28036-8_363
  • Hemingway, C.A. (2005). Personal Values as A Catalyst for Corporate Social Entrepreneurship. Journal of Business Ethics, 60(3), pp.233–249.