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Author: Laura J. Spence

NBS Topic Editor Dr. Laura Spence and colleagues report on the evolving research agenda for CSR and SMEs.

In a five-part series for small business, management researcher and NBS Topic Editor Laura Spence explains how small business owners can make their companies more environmentally and socially responsible.

What is business sustainability and why does it matter? Download NBS' free primer to improve your business practices.

Shareholders of large companies employ CEOs in order to run corporations on their behalf. In this world, the shareholder remains the primary corporate stakeholder. However, for most organizations, small- and medium-sized enterprises among them, shareholders are unlikely to have a dominant hold over the organization.


  • Laura J. Spence

    Laura J. Spence is Professor of Business Ethics in the Department of Human Resource Management and Organisational Studies, Royal Holloway, University of London. Laura's research interests relate to a wide range of management studies issues including critical corporate social responsibility, small business social responsibility, supply chain sustainability and a critique of Creating Shared Value.

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