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Co-head of Centre of Excellence CSR

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Ralf Barkemeyer is Full Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility. 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., F.SALIGNAC, P.ARGADE, "CSP and governance in emerging and developing country firms: Of mirrors and substitutes", Business and Politics, 2019, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 540-568 2019 Journal article
    BARKEMEYER, R., J.MIKLIAN, "Responsible Business in Fragile Contexts: Comparing Perceptions from Domestic and Foreign Firms in Myanmar", Sustainability, 2019, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 598 2019 Journal article
    COTTON, M., R.BARKEMEYER, B., G.RENZI, G.NAPOLITANO, "Fracking and Metaphor: Analysing Newspaper Discourse in the USA, Australia and the United Kingdom", Ecological Economics, 2019, vol. 166, no. December 2019, pp. 106426 2019 Journal article
    BARKEMEYER, R., L.PREUSS, M.OHANA, "Developing country firms and the challenge of corruption: Do company commitments mirror the quality of national-level institutions?", Journal of Business Research, 2018, vol. 90, pp. 26-39 2018 Journal article
    CHINTAKAYALA, P. K., W.YOUNG, R.BARKEMEYER, M. A.MORRIS, "Breaking niche sustainable products into the mainstream: Organic milk and free-range eggs", Business Strategy and the Environment, 2018, vol. 27, no. 7, pp. 1039-1051 2018 Journal article
    BARKEMEYER, R., F.FIGGE, A.HOEPNER, D.HOLT, J.KRAAK, P.YU, "Media Coverage of Climate Change: An International Comparison", Environment and Planning C, 2017, vol. 35, no. 6, pp. 1029-1054 2017 Journal article
    BARKEMEYER, R., "Climate policy: Uncovering ocean-related priorities", Nature Climate Change, 2017, vol. 7, pp. 761-762 2017 Journal article
    PREUSS, L., F.FIGGE, R.BARKEMEYER, "The headquartering effect in international CSR" in Development-Oriented Corporate Social Responsibility: Volume 1., Jamali, D; Karam C; Blowfield M Eds, Routledge, pp. 76-92, 2017 2017 Book chapter
    RENZI, B. G., M.COTTON, G.NAPOLITANO, R.BARKEMEYER, "Rebirth, Devastation and Sickness: Analyzing the Role of Metaphor in Media Discourses of Nuclear Power", Environmental Communication, 2017, vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 624-640 2017 Journal article
    YOUNG, C. W., S. V.RUSSELL, R.BARKEMEYER, "Social media is not the ‘silver bullet’ to reducing household food waste, a response to Grainger and Stewart (2017)", Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 2017, vol. 122, pp. 405-406 2017 Journal article
    YOUNG, W., S. V.RUSSELL, C. A.ROBINSON, R.BARKEMEYER, "Can social media be a tool for reducing consumers’ food waste? A behaviour change experiment by a UK retailer", Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 2017, vol. 117, pp. 195-203 2017 Journal article
    BARKEMEYER, R., S.DESSAI, B.MONGE-SANZ, B. G.RENZI, G.NAPOLITANO, "Linguistic analysis of IPCC summaries for policymakers and associated coverage", Nature Climate Change, 2016, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 311-316 2016 Journal article
    BARKEMEYER, R., S.QUATRINI, L.STRINGER, "Involving the Mining Sector in Achieving Land Degradation Neutrality", Solutions, 2016, vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 55-63 2016 Journal article
    PREUSS, L., R.BARKEMEYER, A.GLAVAS, "Corporate Social Responsibility in Developing Country Multinationals: Identifying Company and Country-Level Influences", Business Ethics Quarterly, 2016, vol. 26, no. 03, pp. 347-378 2016 Journal article
    ORMAZABAL, M., J. M.SARRIEGI, R.BARKEMEYER, E.VILES, F.MCANULLA, "Evolutionary Pathways of Environmental Management in UK Companies", Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 2015, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 169-181 2015 Journal article
    PÉREZ-LÓPEZ, D., A.MORENO-ROMERO, R.BARKEMEYER, "Exploring the Relationship between Sustainability Reporting and Sustainability Management Practices", Business Strategy and the Environment, 2015, vol. 24, no. 8, pp. 720-734 2015 Journal article
    BARKEMEYER, R., A.LIESEN, "Stakeholders of Responsible Investment - The Natural environment" in The Handbook of Responsible Investment., Ed., Routledge, pp. 544-552, 2015 2015 Book chapter
    BARKEMEYER, R., L. C.STRINGER, J. A.HOLLINS, F.JOSEPHI, "Corporate reporting on solutions to wicked problems: Sustainable land management in the mining sector", Environmental Science & Policy, 2015, vol. 48, pp. 196-209 2015 Journal article
    BARKEMEYER, R., L.PREUSS, L.LEE, "Corporate reporting on corruption: An international comparison", Accounting Forum, 2015, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 349-365 2015 Journal article
    BARKEMEYER, R., L.PREUSS, L.LEE, "On the effectiveness of private transnational governance regimes—Evaluating corporate sustainability reporting according to the Global Reporting Initiative", Journal of World Business, 2015, vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 312-325 2015 Journal article


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