Ian A. Harwood
University of Southampton
Corporate social responsibilityBusinessEconomicsPublic relationsKnowledge management
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Publications 51
#2Denise BadenH-Index: 12
Last. Ian A. HarwoodH-Index: 13
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This paper adopts a societal view of stakeholder theory and considers the firm as a stakeholder in the upstream sector of Nigeria’s oil and gas industry. Key themes emerging from 75 interviews with industry stakeholders were ‘historical hangover’ and ‘stakeholder social ir/responsibility’. Historical hangover articulates how historical legacies of the multinational oil companies’ (MNOCs) home countries strengthen the influence of MNOCs in Nigeria; leading to a power imbalance between MNOCs and o...
#1Shakir Ullah (Stratford University)H-Index: 2
#2Ian A. Harwood (University of Southampton)H-Index: 13
Last. Dima Jamali (AUB: American University of Beirut)H-Index: 32
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Islamic Financial Institutions (IFIs) have recently witnessed remarkable growth driven by their holistic business model. The key differentiator of IFIs is their Shari’a-based business proposition which often requires some financial sacrifices, e.g. being ethical, responsible and philanthropic. It also requires them to refrain from investments in tobacco, alcohol, pornography or earning interest. For IFIs’ sponsors and managers, however, the key motivational factor for entering the Islamic financ...
10 CitationsSource
#1Heather StewartH-Index: 10
#2Rod Peter GappH-Index: 10
Last. Ian A. HarwoodH-Index: 13
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In this paper we explore crystallization in terms of its contribution to qualitative management research. This exploration of crystallization is based on a postmodern view where we utilize triangulation as a point of departure. Currently, the use of crystallization is under developed in the management discipline. Qualitative literature and metaphors are utilized to develop a focus on moving qualitative management research away from positivist terms. To do this we crystalize crystallization with ...
6 Citations
#1Ali M. El DiraniH-Index: 2
#2Dima JamaliH-Index: 32
Last. Ian A. HarwoodH-Index: 13
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This paper provides a relevant and timely investigation into the strategic role of Human Resource Management (HRM) in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). We argue that HRM can potentially take on a critical and significant role as a strategic partner in pursuing and implementing the CSR agenda. Following a comprehensive review of relevant literatures, our paper presents an empirical analysis of four organizations operating in Lebanon to examine the role of HRM in CSR via a value chain model. ...
#1Ian A. HarwoodH-Index: 13
#2Rod Peter GappH-Index: 10
Last. Heather StewartH-Index: 10
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This paper investigates the potential for Leximancer software to actively support the Grounded Theory (GT) analyst in assessing the ‘completeness’ of their study. The case study takes an existing GT study and retrospectively analyzes the data with Leximancer. The Leximancer output showed encouraging similarities to the main themes emerging from the GT analysis; but not sufficiently at the selective coding level to justifiably claim a definitive cross-check for overall theoretical saturation. Whi...
10 Citations
#1Christina Portman-Smith (University of Southampton)H-Index: 1
#2Ian A. Harwood (University of Southampton)H-Index: 13
Reputations can take years to build and moments to lose, with significant impacts on the longer term viability of an organisation. There has been a significant increase in literature on reputation risk and its management in recent times, although this has essentially focused on larger corporations. At the other end of the scale, in micro-enterprises, there appears to be very little coverage. To start to address this gap, this study provides insights into perceptions of reputational risk (RR) and...
3 CitationsSource
#1Dima Jamali (AUB: American University of Beirut)H-Index: 32
#2Ali M. El Dirani (American University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 2
Last. Ian A. Harwood (University of Southampton)H-Index: 13
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Formulating and translating corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy into actual managerial practices and outcome values remain ongoing challenges for many organizations. This paper argues that the human resource management (HRM) function can potentially play an important role in supporting organizations to address this challenge. We argue that HRM could provide an interesting and dynamic support to CSR strategy design as well as implementation and delivery. Drawing on a systematic review ...
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#2Denise Baden (University of Southampton)H-Index: 12
Last. Ian A. Harwood (University of Southampton)H-Index: 13
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The aim of this paper is to investigate the pressure exerted by supply chain partners, especially large-scale business customers and public authorities, on smalland medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to adopt corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices. More specifically, we analyze how SME suppliers perceive and respond to supply chain pressure and then we investigate if such pressure is effective. The analysis is carried out through four case studies within SMEs in the UK. These cases are del...
8 CitationsSource
#1Shakir UllahH-Index: 2
#2Dima Jamali (AUB: American University of Beirut)H-Index: 32
Last. Ian A. Harwood (University of Southampton)H-Index: 13
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Islamic financial institutions (IFIs) are emerging as prominent players in the financial world and are increasingly known for their conservative socially responsible investment (SRI). Being the Shari'a regulators and monitors of IFIs, the Shari'a departments are expected to implement the Islamic perspective of SRI – drawn from Shari'a principles – in their respective institutions. The purpose of this paper is to develop an SRI framework applicable to IFIs and other Shari'a compliant entities and...
27 CitationsSource
#1Ian A. Harwood (University of Southampton)H-Index: 13
#2Stephen R. Turnock (University of Southampton)H-Index: 21
Last. Melanie Ashleigh (University of Southampton)H-Index: 12
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This paper presents a theoretical model to help managers visualise and manage confidential situations more effectively. The model metaphorically likens a confidential setting to the properties of a soap bubble, e.g. elastic expansion or contraction, minimal surface area to contain a given volume, fragility, surface tension, pressure, stress, strain and the potential for bursting thereby releasing the contents to the external environment. We explore the conceptual developments in two phases. Firs...
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