Vision for Centre for Business and Society

The UCD Centre for Business and Society (CeBaS) aims to be a globally-recognised inter-disciplinary research centre focusing on all aspects of business and society.  The centre will:

The establishment of CeBaS gives impetus to the UCD College of Business strategy of excellence in research, innovation and impact, and in providing transformational learning experiences in the world and for the world. It also reflects our increasing orientation as a community of scholars towards understanding and contributing to the role of business and business education in shaping a better society.

The centre is multi-disciplinary and has over 30 members, from each of the UCD College of Business subject areas. Current research projects of CeBaS members include research in sustainability (e.g. sustainable supply chain, sustainable transport, sustainable consumption, green finance); social entrepreneurship; regulatory frameworks and their impact on trends in employment and work practices; health policy and management; tax policy; and ethical standards in accountancy.

The values of CeBaS are in line with the College of Business values of integrity and courage, with the addition of inclusion, which is a key pillar of CeBaS.

Integrity (ethical and moral code)

Courage (innovation, bravery, challenging, experimental)

Inclusion (diverse, supportive)

CeBaS members are engaged in a broad and diverse set of research activities. Most of our research fits into the six core themes below but our research interests and activities are constantly developing as are the societal challenges faced by contemporary organisations.

This is a key topic and a regional focus for CeBaS. This theme explores business in Africa, the intersection between business and sustainable development in Africa and the role of Africa as a global market actor.

This includes research in feminism, post-feminism, racial, sexual and gender identities and discrimination, and inequality in the workplace.

This includes value measurement in health care (costs and health outcomes), process improvement and digital health, and the role of tax policy in addressing the global social and economic challenges of health issues.

This includes environmental and social sustainability and related areas including innovation, marketing, supply chains, management information systems, accounting, finance, consumption, logistics, environmental psychology, and business engagement with key policy frameworks such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This includes work on tax avoidance, corporate, supply chain and country-specific disclosure, and governance and regulatory environments.

This includes social entrepreneurship, worker’s rights, industrial relations, human resources, the future of work, and the search for sustainable models of business and employment.

CeBaS Members

Siobhán

Airey

Completing PhD Law

Dr Julie

Byrne

Lecturer Banking & Finance

Dr Mary

Canning

Associate Professor Accounting

Suzanne

Carthy

PhD Candidate

Dr Marius

Claudy

Assistant Professor Marketing

Dr Gerardine

Doyle

Associate Professor Accounting & Taxation

Prof John

Geary

Professor Employment Relations & Human Resources

Allen

Higgins

Centre for Innovation, Technology & Organisation (CITO)

Dr Maeve

Houlihan

Organisational Behaviour & Work

Prof Donncha

Kavanagh

Professor Information & Organisation

Séamas

Kelly

Professor Organisation, Technology & Society

Donna

Marshall

Associate Professor Supply Chain Management

Dr Bruce

Martin

PhD Business Administration

Rebecca

Maughan

Lecturer Accounting

Dr Colm

McLaughlin

Associate Professor Human Resource Management & Employment Relations

Dr Gianluca

Miscione

Assistant Professor Management Information Systems

Dr Penelope

Muzanenhamo

Research Scholar

Dr Aideen

O’Dochartaigh

Post Doc Research Fellow

Prof Mark

Pagell

Professor Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Prof Andy

Prothero

Professor Business & Society

Dr Bill

Rose

Lecturer Supply Chain Management

Dr Geertje

Schuitema

Lecturer Consumer Behaviour & Technology Adoption

Dr Virginia

Stewart

Assistant Professor Management

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