My main research interest lies in the sphere of shareholder activism on social, ethical and environmental issues. More specifically, my study examines the role of non-governmental organisations in the shareholder activist arena, the strategies they use to advance their goals via the financial market, as well as the relationships between them and investors, companies and individual supporters. The research aims to develop a better understanding of the factors that limit NGOs’ ability to engage in effective shareholder activism. It also seeks to identify a theoretical framework for the advancement of activism and stakeholder democracy. The research objectives will be met with the use of qualitative methodology (semi-structured interviews, analysis of relevant documents and participant observation).
Start date:October 2011
Research Topic:Shareholder activism, corporate governance and the ethical politics of finance
Research pathway:Management and Business
Research Supervisor:Dr M Marinetto
Supervising school:Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University
Primary funding source:ESRC Studentship