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Research interests

My research agenda focuses upon the business and society field, and more specifically upon a broad range of research questions pertaining to the business case for corporate social responsibility. Of particular interest are the effects of firms’ social performance on corporate reputation and financial performance. I am a member of the editorial board of Business and Society and my work is published in leading management journals, such as the Journal of Management Studies, the British Journal of Management, the European Management Journal, the Journal of Business Research, the Journal of Business Ethics, theInternational Journal of Industrial OrganisationResearch PolicyFinancial Management, and the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting.

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firm Social Sciences
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reputation Social Sciences
performance Social Sciences
Industry Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2013 2015

KTP with Waitrose Ltd

Roath, T., Pavelin, S. & Ward-Grosvold, J.

Innovate UK


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Research Output 2003 2019

  • 26 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Working paper

Corporate Social (Ir)Responsibility and Corporate Hypocrisy

Chen, Z., Hang, H., Pavelin, S. & Porter, L., 6 Dec 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Business Ethics Quarterly.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

The social performance and responsibilities of entrepreneurship

Casson, M. C. & Pavelin, S., 1 Jan 2016, In : Business & Society. 55, 1, p. 11-13 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

social responsibility
small business

The Effects of a Social Context on Reputational Judgments of Corporate Social Responsibility

Fairbairn, H., Pavelin, S. & Hang, H., 2015, International Association of Business and Society .

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

45 Citations (Scopus)

The effects of corporate social performance on the cost of corporate debt and credit ratings

Oikonomou, I., Brooks, C. & Pavelin, S., 1 Feb 2014, In : The Financial Review. 49, 1, p. 49-75 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Longitudinal data
Bond ratings
Corporate bonds
Credit rating


Corporate Social Responsibility in Developing Countries: An Institutional Analysis

Author: Willi, A., 20 May 2015

Supervisor: Millington, A. (Supervisor), Brammer, S. (Supervisor) & Pavelin, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Guanxi and Corporate Community Involvement

Author: Yang, R., 2 Jul 2012

Supervisor: Millington, A. (Supervisor), Pavelin, S. (Supervisor) & Brammer, S. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD