Undergraduate Business Administration, DipRes, PhD (ESRC Scholarship)
Professor of Business Ethics/Responsible Business
Department: Strategy and International Business
Centre/Institute: International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility
+44 (0) 115 8466798
B09 (North Building, Jubilee Campus)
Robert Caruana is a Professor of Business Ethics at Nottingham University Business School. His research explores issues of morality, responsibility, freedom and power in business contexts. His research focuses on the moral dimensions of the corporations, markets and consumers where he is interested in understanding how concepts such as responsibility, exploitation and freedom are shaped by corporate and consumer actors. In this he has adopted discursive modes of investigation, which has enabled insights into how responsibility knowledge is produced by corporations, consu mers and other public actors through spoken, written and visual texts.
Areas of Expertise
Corporate and consumer responsibility. Modern slavery. Discourse analysis.
Rob is a Professor of Business Ethics at Nottingham University Business School, where he is the Director of the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility. His research explores issues of morality, responsibility, freedom and power in corporate and consumer discourse, combining the analysis of human rights, exploitation, socio-economic exclusion, resource allocation and sustainability. He has conducted his research in a number of business contexts such as tourism, modern slavery, social media, ethical consumption and, more recently artificial intelligence, always returning to fundamental questions of ethics, language and power.
His research in the last five years has moved into extreme forms of labour exploitation, where he has contributed to the development of theorization and observation of slavery business models within the business and management literature, hosting prestigious workshops, special symposia and editing the first special issue on modern slavery within the business and management literature.
He is also an active member of the prestigious University of Nottingham 'Rights Lab' Beacon of Excellence, dedicated to the study and eradication of modern slavery. His work has been published in a number of prestigious journal outlets such as the Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Business and Society and Organisation Studies.
Robert is currently collaborating on the following projects:
- 'I Am My Dignity': Women Voices In Developing A Moral Capability Assessment Tool (MCAT) For Fragile Contexts