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Breeda Comyns is Associate Professor of Sustainability at KEDGE Business School. She holds a PhD from the University of Leeds (2013), an MSc from the University of Manchester and a BSc from the University of Limerick. Her research interests are in the area of corporate social responsibility including sustainability reporting and communication, climate change, corporate misconduct and transnational governance of sustainability issues. She has published her work in international academic journals including Journal of Business Ethics, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal among others. At KEDGE she teaches courses on corporate social responsibility as well as corporate strategy. 

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    BEN AMAR, W., B. COMYNS, I. MARTINEZ, "The COVID-19 pandemic: opportunity or challenge for climate change risk disclosure?", Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal, 2023, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 649-676 2023 Journal article
    COMYNS, B., P.-X. MESCHI, A. NORHEIM-HANSEN, "Firms' responses to environmental misconduct accusations under the condition of contested practice complexity: Evidence from the palm oil production industry", Business Strategy and the Environment, 2023, vol. 32, no. 8, pp. 5332-5348 2023 Journal article
    COMYNS, B., P. -X. MESCHI, A. NORHEIM-HANSEN, "Cut Them Loose? Firms’ Response Strategies to Environmental Misconduct by Supplying Firms", Organization and Environment, 2022, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 335-364 2022 Journal article
    PEILLEX, J., S. BOUBAKER, B. COMYNS, "Does It Pay to Invest in Japanese Women? Evidence from the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index", Journal of Business Ethics, 2021, vol. 170, pp. 595-613 2021 Journal article
    PEILLEX, J., B. COMYNS, "Pourquoi les sociétés financières décident-elles d’adopter les Principes des Nations Unies pour l’Investissement Responsable ?", Comptabilité Contrôle Audit, 2020, vol. 26, pp. 79-117 2020 Journal article
    ASHRAF, N., B. COMYNS, S. TARIQ, H. R. CHAUDHRY, "Carbon performance of firms in developing countries: The role of financial slack, carbon prices and dense network", Journal of Cleaner Production, 2020, vol. 253, pp. 119846 2020 Journal article
    ASHRAF, N., B.COMYNS, G. A.ARAIN, Z.BHATTI, "The roles of network embeddedness, market incentives, and slack resources in the adoption of clean technologies by firms in developing countries", Climate Policy, 2019, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 556-570 2019 Journal article
    COMYNS, B., "Climate change reporting and multinational companies: Insights from institutional theory and international business", Accounting Forum, 2018, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 65-77 2018 Journal article
    COMYNS, B., E. FRANKLIN-JOHNSON, "Corporate Reputation and Collective Crises: A Theoretical Development Using the Case of Rana Plaza", Journal of Business Ethics, 2018, vol. 150, no. 1, pp. 159-183 2018 Journal article
    COMYNS, B., "Determinants of GHG Reporting: An Analysis of Global Oil and Gas Companies", Journal of Business Ethics, 2016, vol. 136, no. 2, pp. 349-369 2016 Journal article
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    Gestion de crise : quelle est la valeur médiatique d’un scandale ? Ralf BARKEMEYER HBR publication
    Acting out for a better future Julien HANOTEAU Aurélien DECAMPS Expert’s view
    Corporate Reputation and Collective Crises Elizabeth FRANKLIN-JOHNSON Publication highlight
    What Makes Oil and Gas Companies Report on Emissions None Publication highlight