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I would describe my research area broadly as critical business ethics. In this context I have applied critical and ethical approaches to a number of distinct areas: ethics and HRM (critiquing unitarism in HRM); stakeholder theory (developing critical and relational understandings of stakeholder theory); CSR (developing political CSR approaches to employment and HRM); and corporate accountability (analysing CSR reporting and visual rhetoric in corporate reports). I have an ongoing interest in publication ethics.

I serve as Co-Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Business Ethics. Please read our latest editorials The Metrics of Ethics and the Ethics of Metrics and Reconnecting to the Social in Business Ethics.

Previous editorials include Deepening Methods in Business Ethics and previous editorials Focusing on Ethics and Broadening our Intellectual Base and Deepening Ethical Analysis in Business Ethics.


Recent projects and publications

Exploring the experience of moral agency under everyday technologies:

Greenwood, M., & Wolfram Cox, J. (2022, online). Seduced by technology? How moral agency is mediated by the invisibility of everyday technologiesOrganization Studies  https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/01708406221107455.

Bringing philosophy to management studies:

Mir R. and Greenwood M. (2022)  Philosophy and Management Studies: A Research Overview Abingdon, UK: Routledge https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351030700

Analyzing (pluralist) frames in industrial relations:

Van Buren III, H.J., Greenwood M., Donaghey J., and Reinecke J. (2021) Agonising over industrial relations: Bringing agonism and dissensus to the pluralist frames of reference Journal of Industrial Relations63(2), 177-203  https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0022185620962536

Attending to the urgent topic of domestic violence and organization:

Wilcox T., Greenwood M., Pullen A., Jones D., & O’Leary Kelly A. (2020, online) Interfaces of domestic violence and organization: Gendered violence and inequality. Gender Work and Organisation  


Linking debates in critical management studies and stakeholder theory:

Greenwood, M. & Mir, R.A, (2019) Critical Management Studies and Stakeholder Theory: Possibilities for a Critical Stakeholder Theory in Jay B. Barney, R. Edward Freeman, Jeffrey S. Harrison, and Robert A. Phillips, (editors) The Cambridge Handbook of Stakeholder Theory. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press pp. 35-52 https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3234947

A methodological framework for the visual analysis of organizational communications:

Greenwood, M., Jack, G., & Haylock, B. (2019) Toward a Methodology for Analyzing Visual Rhetoric in Corporate Reports. Organizational Research Methods 22 (3): 798-827 doi:10.1177/1094428118765942




Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Critical Business Ethics
  • CSR
  • Organisations Studies
  • Ethics and HRM
  • Visual and Discourse Analysis

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