Dr Robert CaruanaUndergraduate Business Administration (2000), Research Methods, DipRes (2001), PhD (ESRC Scholarship) (2007)
Lecturer in Business EthicsE-mail: Robert.Caruana@nottingham.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8466798
My research focuses on the moral dimensions of the corporate-consumer interface. In this I have developed new ways of thinking about consumption and morality by considering the views of alternate academic disciplines. Much of my research is focussed on the moral dimensions of consumption in the tourism market, where human rights, exploitation, socio-economic exclusion, resource allocation and sustainability are pressing global concerns. Here, my research explores how corporate communications shape moral concepts such as responsibility and freedom, and how this implicates various constituents (e.g. consumers, environment, employees and communities). This has enabled methodological insights into how consumer's responsibility knowledge is constructed and organised by corporations through text and language.
Consumer Social Responsibility; Responsible Tourism; Critical Discourse Analysis; Corporate Communications
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