Professor Andrew Millington
BA(Econ), MA(Econ), Dip.Org.Psy.,PhD
Job Title: Deputy Dean, Professor of Business and Society
Affiliated Research Centre: Centre for Business, Organizations and Society (CBOS)
Subject Group: Business, Society and Business Economics
Key Research Interests: Business and Society, Corporate Community Involvement
Ethical Supply Chain Management, Managing in China
Andrew Millington is Deputy Director of the Centre for Business, Organizations and Society and his recent work focuses on two areas. First, the motivation and management of corporate social performance; key themes emphasize the role of organizational characteristics, corporate strategy, stakeholder pressures, and industry conditions as stimulants of corporate social performance and its organization and management within the corporation. Second, the interface between the cultural and institutional environment in China and the Chinese operations of UK and US firms. Key issues include the relationships between ethical conduct and guanxi and the impact of institutional and cultural factors on the management of relationships in China. His research has been supported by the EPSRC, the ESRC, the European Commission, the DTI and the Welsh Office. His work is published in leading management journals including the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, Management International Review and the Cambridge Journal of Economics.
Recent Publications 2001 to date
Hoejmose S, Brammer S & Millington A (Forthcoming ) An empirical examination of the relationship between business strategy and socially responsible supply chain management. International Journal of Operations and Production Management
Hoejmose S, Grosvold J & Millington A (Forthcoming) Socially Responsible Supply Chains: Power Asymmetries and Joint Dependence. Supply Chain Management:An International Journal.
Hoejmose S, Brammer S & Millington A (Forthcoming) 'Green' supply chain maangement: the role of trust and top management in B2B and B2C markets. Industrial Marketing Management.
Brammer S, Millington A & Pavelin S (2009) Corporate reputation and women on the board. British Journal of Management. 20(1):17-29.
Brammer S & Millington AI (2008) Does it pay to be different? an analysis of the relationship between corporate social and financial performance. Strategic Management Journal, 29(12):1325-1343. DOI:10.1002/smj.714
Cox P, Brammer S & Millington A (2008) Pension funds and corporate social performance: an empirical analysis. Business & Society, 47(2):213-241. DOI:10.1177/0007650306297945
Dahlman F, Brammer S & Millington A (2008) Barriers to proactive environmental management in the United Kingdom: Implications for Business and Public Policy. Journal of General Management, 33(3):1-20. DOI:N/A
Dahlman F, Brammer S & Millington A (2008) Environmental management in the United Kingdom: new survey evidence. Management Decision, 46(2):264-283. DOI:10.1108/00251740810854159
Brammer S, Millington A & Pavelin S (2007) Gender and ethnic diversity among UK corporate boards. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 15(2):393-403. DOI:10.1111/j.1467-8683.2007.00569.x.
Brammer S, Millington A & Rayton B (2007) The contribution of corporate social responsibility to organizational commitment. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 18 (10): 1701-1719. DOI:10.1080/09585190701570866
Cox P, Brammer S & Millington A (2007) Pension fund manager tournaments and attitudes towards corporate characteristics. Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 34(7/8):1307-1326. DOI:10.1111/j.1468-5957.2007.02037.x
Rayton B, Brammer SJ & Millington AI (2006) Do CSR policies affect employees’ commitment to their organizations? People Management, 12(3):52. DOI:N/A
Brammer SJ & Millington A (2006) Firm size, organizational visibility and corporate philanthropy: an empirical analysis. Business Ethics: A European Review, 15(1):6-18. DOI:10.1111/j.1467-8608.2006.00424.x.
Brammer SJ, Millington AI & Pavelin S (2006) Is philanthropy strategic? An analysis of the management of charitable giving in large UK companies. Business Ethics: A European Review, 15(3):234-245. DOI:10.1111/j.1467-8608.2006.00446.x
Millington AI, Eberhardt ME & Wilkinson B (2006) Guanxi and supplier search mechanisms in China. Human Relations, 59(4):505-531. DOI:10.1177/0018726706065372
Millington AI, Eberhardt ME & Wilkinson B (2006) Supplier performance and selection in China. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 26(2):185-201. DOI: 10.1108/01443570610641666
Millington AI, Wilkinson B, & Eberhardt ME (2006) What you should know about state-owned and private companies in China: The view from foreign-invested enterprises. Journal of General Management, 32:65-81. DOI: N/A
Brammer SJ & Millington AI (2005) Profit maximisation vs. agency: an analysis of charitable giving by UK firms. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 29(4):517-534. DOI:10.1093/cje/bei036
Brammer SJ & Millington AI (2005) Corporate reputation and philanthropy: an empirical analysis. Journal of Business Ethics, 61 (1): 29-44. DOI:10.1007/s10551-005-7443-4
Millington AI, Eberhardt M & Wilkinson B (2005) Gift giving, Guanxi and illicit payments in buyer-supplier relations in China: Analysing the experience of UK companies. Journal of Business Ethics, 57(3):255-268. DOI:10.1007/s10551-004-6712-y
Wilkinson B, Maclaren J, Eberhardt ME & Millington AI (2005) Human resource barriers to partnership sourcing in China. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 16(10):1886-1900. DOI: 10.1080/09585190500298578
Millington AI & Brammer SJ (2004) The development of corporate charitable contributions in the UK: a stakeholder analysis. Journal of Management Studies, 41(8):1411-1438. DOI:10.1111/j.1467-6486.2004.00480.x
Brammer SJ & Millington AI (2004) Stakeholder pressure, organizational size and the allocation of departmental responsibility for the management of corporate charitable giving. Business & Society, 43(3):268-295. DOI:10.1177/0007650304267536
Cox P, Brammer SJ & Millington AI (2004) An empirical examination of institutional investor preferences for corporate social performance. Journal of Business Ethics, 52(1):27-43. DOI: 10.1023/B:BUSI.0000033105.77051.9d
Eberhardt M, Maclaren M, Millington AI & Wilkinson B (2004) Multiple forces in component localisation in China. European Management Journal, 22(3):290-303. DOI:10.1016/j.emj.2004.04.015
Brammer SJ & Millington AI (2003) The effect of stakeholder preferences, organizational structure and industry type on corporate community involvement. Journal of Business Ethics, 45(3): 213-226. DOI: 10.1023/A:1024151528646
Brammer SJ & Millington AI (2003) The evolution of corporate charitable contributions in the UK between 1989 and 1999: industry structure and stakeholder influences. Business Ethics: A European Review, 12(3):216-228. DOI:10.1111/1467-8608.00321