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Research interests

My research explores new ways of thinking about and practicing responsible business. I am particularly known for my work on the changing political roles and responsibilities of corporations in the global economy. Currently, my research is focused on the business of modern slavery, corporate activism, and CSR communications. 

A range of different funders have supported my research, including the British Academy, the UK Department for International Development, Innovate UK, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the UK Economic and Social Sciences Research Council, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

For more details, see my personal website at http://andrewcrane.org

Willing to supervise doctoral students

I have supervised doctoral students across the broad area of business and society, with a particular emphasis on qualitative research and theoretical studies. Applicants to our PhD programme who are interested in working with me, or current PhD students that wish to spend a visiting period at Bath should take a look at my current research projects and interests and send a relevant research proposal and CV.

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 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • 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

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