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Royal Holloway University of London

The Centre for Research into Sustainability

CRIS Director ranked in the Global Top 20 for business ethics researchers

Dr Laura J. SpenceA recent article in the Journal of Business Ethics finds Dr Laura J. Spence, Director of CRIS, to be ranked as the 18th leading author in business ethics research globally. The article (Chan, Fung & Yau, 2010) uses 10 years of publication data (1999-2008) from 10 leading business ethics journals to examine global patterns of business ethics research and contributing institutions and scholars. Dr Spence commented

“It is great to have my contribution to the field recognised, and to keep company with the most eminent scholars in the field”.

Laura, who is a Reader in Business Ethics in the School of Management at Royal Holloway, will also be joining a hand-picked group of European and US business ethicists at Schulich Business School, York University in Toronto in October for the prestigious Transatlantic Business Ethics Conference.


Chan, K., Fung, H.-G. and J. Yau (2010) ‘Business Ethics Research: A Global Perspective’ Journal of Business Ethics 95(1): 39-53.