Professor Andrew Crane
Professor of Business and Society;
Director, Centre for Business, Organisations and Society
Marketing, Business & Society
Key Research Interests:
Business ethics; corporate social responsibility; business and sustainability
Andrew Crane’s research explores new ways of thinking about the social, ethical and environmental dimensions of business. He is particularly known for his work on the changing role of the corporation in the global economy, where he has been influential in developing a new view of corporate citizenship that addresses the political roles and responsibilities of business. He has also focused on how ideas of ethics, freedom, and responsibility are communicated and made meaningful by corporations, consumers and other stakeholders through talk and text. Finally, his work has also addressed specific application areas of corporate responsibility, such as forced labour and slavery, competitive intelligence, responsible marketing, nonprofit partnerships, and responsibilities to children.
Andrew Crane has supervised doctoral students across the broad area of business and society, with a particular emphasis on qualitative research and theoretical studies.
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Leading Refereed Journal Papers
Crane, A. & Glozer, S. Forthcoming. Researching CSR communication: Themes, opportunities and challenges. Journal of Management Studies. DOI: 10.1111/joms.12196.
van Tulder, R., Seitanidi, M. M., Crane, A. & Brammer, S. 2016. Enhancing the impact of cross-sector partnerships: four impact loops for channelling partnership studies. Journal of Business Ethics. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-015-2756-4.
Crane, A., Graham, C., & Himick, D. 2015. Financializing stakeholder claims. Journal of Management Studies, 52 (7): 878-906. DOI: 10.1111/joms.12147.
Rawhouser, H., Cummings, M.E. & Crane, A. 2015. Benefit corporation legislation and the emergence of a social hybrid category. California Management Review, 57 (3), Spring: 13-35. DOI: 10.1525/cmr.2015.57.3.13.
Caruana, R., Glozer, S., McCabe, S., & Crane, A. 2014. Tourists’ accounts of responsible tourism. Annals of Tourism Research, 46: 115-129. DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2014.03.006.
Crane, A., Palazzo, G., Spence, L.J. & Matten, D. 2014. Contesting the value of the shared value concept. California Management Review, 56 (2), Winter: 130-153. DOI: 10.1525/cmr.2014.56.2.130.
Crane, A. 2013. Modern slavery as a management practice: exploring the conditions and capabilities for human exploitation. Academy of Management Review, 38 (1): 49-69. DOI: 10.5465/amr.2011.0145.
Crane, A. & Ruebottom, T. 2012. Stakeholder theory and social identity: rethinking stakeholder identification. Journal of Business Ethics, 102 (Suppl. 1): 77-87. DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.1662437.
Caruana, R. & Crane, A. 2011. Getting away from it all: exploring freedom in tourism. Annals of Tourism Research, 38 (4): 1495-1515. DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2011.02.001.
Crane, A. 2011. From governance to Governance: on blurring boundaries. Journal of Business Ethics, 94 (Sup. 1): 17-19. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-011-0788-y.
Crane, A., Gilbert, D.U., Goodpaster, K. E et al. 2011. Comments on BEQ’s twentieth anniversary forum on new directions for business ethics research. Business Ethics Quarterly, 21 (1): 157-187. DOI: 10.5840/beq20112117.
Crane, A. & Kazmi, B.A. 2010. Business and children: mapping impacts, managing responsibilities. Journal of Business Ethics, 91 (4): 567-586. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-009-0132-y.
Davies, I. A. & Crane, A. 2010. CSR in SMEs: investigating employee engagement in fair trade companies. Business Ethics: A European Review, vol. 19 (2): 126 - 139. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8608.2010.01586.x
Gond, J-P. & Crane, A. 2010. Corporate social performance disoriented: saving the lost paradigm? Business & Society, 49 (4): 677-703. DOI: 10.1177/0007650308315510.
Valente, M. & Crane, A. 2010. Private enterprise and public responsibility in developing countries. California Management Review, 52 (3), Spring: 52-78. DOI: 10.1525/cmr.2010.52.3.52.
Bouquet, C., Crane, A. & Deutsch, Y. 2009. The trouble with being average. Sloan Management Review, Spring: 79-80.
Seitanidi, M.M. & Crane, A. 2009. Implementing CSR through partnerships: understanding the selection, design and institutionalisation of nonprofit-business partnerships. Journal of Business Ethics, 85 (Sup. 2): 413-429. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-008-9743-y.
Crane, A., Matten, D. & Moon, J. 2008. Ecological citizenship and the corporation: politicizing the new corporate environmentalism. Organization & Environment, 21 (4): 371-389. DOI: 10.1177/1086026608326075.
Caruana, R. & Crane, A. 2008. Constructing consumer responsibility: exploring the role of corporate communications. Organization Studies, 29 (12): 1495-1519. DOI: 10.1177/0170840607096387.
Caruana, R., Crane, A. & Fitchett, J. 2008. Paradoxes of consumer independence: a critical discourse analysis of the independent traveller. Marketing Theory, 8 (3): 253-272. DOI: 10.1177/1470593108093556.
Crane, A. & Matten, D. 2008. Fear and loathing in the JCC: unleashing the monster of ‘New Corporate Citizenship Theory’ to confront category crisis. Journal of Corporate Citizenship, 29: 21-24. DOI: 10.9774/GLEAF.4700.2008.sp.00005.
Crane, A., Knights, D., & Starkey, K. 2008. The conditions of our freedom: Foucault, organization, and ethics. Business Ethics Quarterly,18 (3): 299-320. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5840/beq200818324.
Crane, A. & Matten, D. 2008. Incorporating the corporation in citizenship: A response to Norman and Néron. Business Ethics Quarterly, 18 (1): 27-33. DOI: 10.5840/beq20081812
Crane, A. & Matten, D. 2016. Business Ethics: Managing Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability in the Age of Globalization, International edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Crane, A. & Matten, D. 2016. Business Ethics: Managing Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability in the Age of Globalization, 4/e. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Seitanidi, M. M. & Crane, A. (Eds). 2014, Social Partnerships and Responsible Business: A Research Handbook.London: Routledge. [Reprinted in paperback 2015]
Crane, A., Matten, D. & Spence, L.J. (Eds). 2013. Corporate Social Responsibility: Readings and Cases in a Global Context, 2/e. London: Routledge.
Crane, A. & Matten, D. (Eds). 2012. New Directions inBusiness Ethics, (4 volume set), Sage Library in Business and Management. London: Sage.
Crane, A. & Matten, D. 2010. Business Ethics: Managing Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability in the Age of Globalization, 3/e. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Crane, A., Matten, D. & Moon, J. 2008. Corporations and Citizenship. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Crane, A., McWilliams A., Matten, D., Moon, J., & Siegel, D. (Eds). 2008. Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Reprinted in paperback 2009].
Crane, A., Matten, D. & Spence, L. (Eds). 2008. Corporate Social Responsibility: Readings and Cases in a Global Context. London: Routledge.
Crane, A. & Matten, D. (Eds). 2007. Corporate Social Responsibility (3 volume set), Sage Library in Business and Management. London: Sage.
Crane, A. & Matten, D. 2007, Business Ethics: Managing Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability in the Age of Globalization, 2/e. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Crane, A. & Matten, D. 2004. Business Ethics: A European Perspective - Managing Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability in the Age of Globalization. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Crane, A. 2000. Marketing, Morality, and the Natural Environment. London: Routledge [Reprinted in paperback 2007].
Crane, A. & Matten, D. Forthcoming. Engagement required: the changing role of the corporation in society. In Barton, D., Horvath, D. & Kipping, M. (Eds). Re-imagining capitalism: building a responsible, long-term model. Oxford University Press.
Crane, A. Forthcoming. Modern slavery from a management perspective: the role of industry context and organizational capabilities. In Quirk, J. & Bunting, A. (eds). Modern slavery, human rights, and development, UBC Press.
Crane. A. 2014. Premise of ‘creating shared value’ risks misleading MBA students. Financial Times, 20th April, 2014.
Allain, J., Crane, A., LeBaron, G., & Behbahani, L. 2013. Forced labour’s business models and supply chains. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Crane, A., Moon, J., & Matten, D. 2013. Citizenship, identity and the corporation: exploring new avenues of political mediation. In Helgesson, K.S. & Mörth, U. (Eds). The Political Role of Corporate Citizens - An Interdisciplinary Approach. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Crane, A. 2013. CSR and marketing to ethical consumers. In Crane, A., Matten, D. & Spence, L. (Eds), Corporate social responsibility: readings and cases in a global context. London: Routledge.
Moon, J., Crane, A. & Matten, D. 2011. Corporations and citizenship in new institutions of global governance. In Crouch, C. & Maclean, C. (Eds), The responsible corporation in a global economy. Oxford: OUP.
Crane, A. 2010. The dark side of competition. Finance & Management, April: 9-11.
Valente, M. & Crane, A. 2009. Private, but public. Wall Street Journal (The Journal Report: Business Insight), Spring (March 23, 2009).
Crane, A. 2008. Spying doesn't pay. National Post, 1 November 2008.
Crane, A. & Spence, L. 2008. Competitive intelligence: ethical challenges and good practice. London: Institute of Business Ethics.
Crane, A., Matten, D. & Moon J. 2008. The emergence of corporate citizenship: historical development and alternative perspectives. In Scherer, A.G. & Palazzo, G. (Eds.): Handbook of Research on Global Corporate Citizenship. Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.