Jacqueline Kirk

Lecturer in International BusinessJacqueline Kirk

Contact details

  • Tel: +44 (0)116 229 7596
  • Email: jk346@le.ac.uk
  • Office: Room 510, Level 5, Ken Edwards Building
  • Office hours: By appointment

Personal details

I  joined the University of Leicester in September 2017 whilst in the final stages of my PhD in the Philosophy of Corporate Social Responsibility, at the University of Nottingham International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR).

In addition to my doctoral study, I have undertaken work as a Research Associate and Teaching Assistant both in the ICCSR and the School of Engineering at the University of Nottingham, delivering research and teaching focused on corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

Prior to commencing my doctoral studies, I held a Research Associate role at Loughborough University, School of Engineering, undertaking transportation research with a sustainability focus.

My thesis is pending for my PhD entitled: Perceptions of value entwined: the perceived value of Business in the Community's Corporate Responsibility Index - conflict and compromise in the evolution of the tool.

I hold a MA Development Studies with Research Training from the University of Leeds and a 1st class BA (Hons) in History, Thai and South East Asian Studies, also from the University of Leeds.

Teaching

Semester One:
BA (Hons) Management - MN3101/MN3103 Dissertation Supervision

Semester Two:
MN2116 Corporate Social Responsibility: Theory and Practice (Module Lead)
MN3104 International Business (Joint Module Lead)
MN7406 International Business (Postgraduate) (Seminar tutor)

Semester Three:
MN7407 Management in Practice (Joint module Lead)
MSc Dissertation supervision

Publications

Journal/Book Chapter publications

Nyberg D, Wright C and Kirk J (2017) 'Re-producing a neoliberal political regime: Competing justifications and dominance in disputing fracking', Research in the Sociology of Organisations. 52, 143-172.

Kirk, J. (2014). ‘The Organisational Dynamics of a Corporate Responsibility Index’. In Social Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainable Business Theory and Practice (1st ed., pp. 175–196). Bucureşti: Editura ASE.

Kirk, J. L., Bristow, A. L., and Zanni, A. M. (2014). ‘Exploring the market for Compressed Natural Gas light commercial vehicles in the United Kingdom’. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 29, 22–31.

Conference Papers

Nyberg D, Wright C and Kirk (2017) ‘Fracking the Future: Temporality, Framing and the Politics of Unconventional Fossil Fuels’ 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, USA, 4-8 August (conference best critical paper).

Kirk, J. (2017) ‘A drive towards materiality in corporate responsibility ratings: lessons from BiTC’s CR Index’ 33rd European Group of Organisational Studies EGOS Colloquium, Copenhagen, Denmark, 6th – 8th July.

Nyberg D, Wright C and Kirk J (2017) ‘Political contestation, neoliberalism and the development of the UK shale gas industry’ 33rd European Group of Organisational Studies EGOS Colloquium, Copenhagen, Denmark, 6th – 8th July.

Kirk, J. (2017) ‘Participant value perceptions of CR Index measurement: A lifecycle of diminishing value’ 26th Annual International Association for Business and Society IABS Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 29th June - 2nd July.

Kirk, J. (2017) ‘Justification and legitimation in the evolution of a CR Index’ Midlands Regional Doctoral Colloquium, Birmingham, UK, 24th April (colloquium 2nd prize).

Nyberg D, Wright C and Kirk J (2015) 'Unconventional fossil fuels and the climate crisis: Temporal framings in UK fracking', 31st European Group of Organizational Studies EGOS Colloquium, Athens, Greece, 4th July 2015.

Nyberg D, Wright C and Kirk J (2015) 'Re-producing a neoliberal political regime: Competing justifications and dominance in the public debate over UK fracking', 31st European Group of Organizational Studies EGOS Colloquium, Athens, Greece, 4th July 2015.

Kirk, J. (2013). ‘The Organisational Dynamics of a Corporate Responsibility Index’, 2nd International Conference on Social Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainable Business, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, 6th September 2013 (conference young researcher award).

Research

My research interests include the construction of value in different organisational settings. Often when we speak of value in business, it is assumed we are referring to monetary value. However, in practice value is more complex that purely financial gain. My interest is in exploring the relationships between different conceptions of value and what these relationships mean for business and society. Currently, my case study focus is the complex value offer of a corporate responsibility index offered by Business in the Community (BiTC).

My interests are multi-disciplinary and I have also collaboratively explored conceptions of value in the highly contentious and political space of the proposed introduction of a fracking industry in the United Kingdom.

In a broader sense I am concerned with issues of sustainability and how perceptions of value can both contribute to and prohibit a more sustainable future.

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