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Ralf Barkemeyer is Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility and Head of the CSR Centre of Excellence. Prior to that, he worked as a Research Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Leeds and Queen’s University Belfast, where he received his PhD in 2010. Ralf’s research focuses on the interface of business, environment and society. In particular, he is interested in the link between CSR and development as well as corporate sustainability performance assessment. Ralf has published in outlets such as Nature Climate Change, Journal of World Business or Business Ethics Quarterly. He is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and Associate Editor of Business Ethics: European Review.

    Recent publications
    Publication Year of publication Type of publication
    Barkemeyer, R., Preuss, L. & Ohana, M. (2018). Developing country firms and the challenge of corruption: Do company commitments mirror the quality of national-level institutions. Journal of Business Research, 90, May, 26-39 2018 Refereed Article
    Chintakayala P.K., Young C.W., Barkemeyer R. & Morris, M. (2018). Breaking niche sustainable products out into the mainstream: the cases of organic milk and free range eggs. Business Strategy and the Environment, 27 (7), 1039-1051 2018 Refereed Article
    Barkemeyer, R., Givry, P., Figge, F. (2018). Trends and Patterns in Sustainability-related Media Coverage: Classifying Issue-level Attention. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 36 (5), 937-962 DOI: 10.1177/2399654417732337 2018 Refereed Article
    Young, W., Russell, S.V., Robinson, C.A., Barkemeyer, R. (2017). Can Social Media be a Tool for Reducing Consumers’ Food Waste? A behaviour change experiment by a UK retailer. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 117, 195-203. 2017 Refereed Article
    Younga, C. W, Russella, S. V., Barkemeyer, R. (2017), Social media is not the ‘silver bullet’ to reducing household food waste, a response to Grainger and Stewart. Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 122, July, 405–406 2017 Refereed Article
    Barkemeyer, R., Figge, F., Hoepner, A., Holt, D., Kraak, J., Yu, P.S. (2017). Media Coverage of Climate Change: An International Comparison. Environment and Planning C: Governance and Policy, 35 (6), 1029-1054 2017 Refereed Article
    Barkemeyer, R. (2017). Climate policy: Uncovering ocean-related priorities. Nature Climate Change, doi:10.1038/nclimate3423 2017 Refereed Article
    Renzi, B.; Cotton, M.; Napolitano, G; & Barkemeyer, R. (2017). Rebirth, devastation and sickness: analyzing the role of metaphor in media discourses of nuclear power. Environmental Communication, DOI: 10.1080/17524032.2016.1157506 2017 Refereed Article
    Preuss, L., Barkemeyer, R., & Glavas, A. "Corporate Social Responsibility in Developing Country Multinationals: Identifying Company and Country-level Influences", Business Ethics Quarterly, Forthcoming 2016 Refereed Article
    Barkemeyer, R., Dessai, S., Monge-Sanz, B., Renzi, B., & Napolitano, G. 2016. A linguistic analysis of IPCC Summaries and its coverage in scientific and popular media, Nature Climate Change, 6(3): 311-316 2016 Refereed Article
    Barkemeyer, R. & Liesen, A. 2015. Stakeholders of Responsible Investment - The Natural environment, in: Beinisch, N., Hawley, J. P., Hebb, T., Hoepner, A. G. F. & Wood, D. (eds.) The HandBook of Responsible Investment. London: Routledge, 544-552. 2015 Chapter
    Ralf BARKEMEYER ; Lutz PREUSS ; Frank FIGGE « The Headquartering Effect in International CSR », In: Jamali, D; Karam C; Blowfield M (Eds), Development-Oriented Corporate Social Responsibility: Vol. 1 Multinational Corporations and the Global Context, Sheffield: Greenleaf Publishing, July 2015, 256 p. ISBN 978-1-78353-476-0 2015 Chapter
    Figge, F., Hahn, T., & Barkemeyer, R. (2014) The If, How and Where of Assessing Sustainable Resource Use. Ecological Economics, Vol. 105, 274-283. 2015 Refereed Article
    Barkemeyer, R., Preuss, L., & Lee, L. (2015) On the effectiveness of private transnational governance regimes - Evaluating corporate sustainability reporting according to the Global Reporting Initiative. Journal of World Business, Vol. 50, Issue 2, 312-325. 2015 Refereed Article
    Barkemeyer, R., Stringer, L.C., Hollins, J.A., & Josephi, F. (2015) Corporate reporting on solutions to wicked problems: Sustainable land management in the mining sector. Environmental Science & Policy, Vol. 48, 196-209. 2015 Refereed Article
    Barkemeyer, R., Preuss, L., & Lee, L. 2015. Corporate Reporting on Corruption: An International Comparison. Accounting Forum, 39(4): 349-365. 2015 Refereed Article
    Barkemeyer, B., Comyns, B., Figge, F. & Napolitano, G. (2014) CEO statements in sustainability reports: Substantive information or background noise? Accounting Forum, Vol. 38, Issue 4, 241-257. 2014 Refereed Article
    Ralf BARKEMEYER ; Frank FIGGE ; Tobias HAHN ; Andreas G. S. HOEPNER ; Andrea LIESEN ; Agnes L. NEHER, "Operationalizing Socially Responsible Investment: A Non-Financial Fiduciary Duty Problem", In J. P. Hawley, A. G. F. Hoepner, K. L. Johnson, J. Sandberg, & E. J. Waitzer (Eds.), Cambridge HandBook of Institutional Investment and Fiduciary Duty,Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 364-377, April 2014 2014 Chapter
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