Qualifications: BA, MBA, MEd, PhD, DSocSc, DSc, PGCE, FCMA, CGMA, CPFA, MCMI, FHEA

other qualifications and memberships:

Postgraduate Diploma in Business Information Management (CNAA)

Certificate in Counselling (Nottingham University)

Professional Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Aston University)

member of Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism

founding chair of the Social Responsibility Research Network

member of Global Academy of Business & Economic Research

member of Knowledge Globalization Institute

My business experience consists of 20 years experience of operating as an accountant, systems designer, general manager and consultant in a wide range of organisational settings, involving both public and private sector organisations.

Honours and awards

2000    Honorary Council Member, Ansted University, Malaysia

2002    Fellow of North American Academy of Arts & Sciences

2002    Honorary DSocSc, Ansted University, Malaysia

2003     Honorary Dr of Applied Science, Université Francophone Internationale, Belgium

2003    Special advisor to Vice-Rectorate, Université Francophone Internationale, Belgium

2003      Académico de Mérito, Muy Ilustre Academia Mundial de Ciencias Tecnología Educación y Humanidades, Spain

2003    Diplome 'ad Honores', Académie Européenne des Arts, France

2003    Certificate of Registration as International Expert in Social Education, Association Internationale pour l'Ecole de Promotion Collective, Togo  

2004    Ansted University Foundation award

2007    'Highly Recommended Runner-Up’ educator in the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ category EABIS and Aspen Center for Business Education European Faculty Pioneer Awards 


2008    Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World


2008    Listed in Dictionary of International Biography


2009    Listed by American Biographical Institute


2010    Listed in Great Minds of the 21st Century


2014    Listed in 200 Outstanding Intellectuals of 21st Century


2014    Lifetime Achievement Award from Global Corporate Governance Institute



Visiting Appointments

2014                        Visiting Professor, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

2013                        Visiting Professor, University of Seville, Spain

2006 - 2013      &nnbsp;      Visiting Professor, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

2008                          Visiting Professor , Suffolk University, USA

2008                          Visiting Professor , Zagreb School of Economics & Management, Croatia

2007                          Visiting Professor , Polytechnic Institute of Guarda, Portugal

2000 – 2005             External Professor, Ansted University, Malaysia

1999 – 2002             Visiting Professor, Talinn Technical University, Estonia


Research interests are interdisciplinary in the areas of marketing, strategic management, accounting and organisational studies. These can be considered as a concern with corporate social responsibility and accountability; interests include:

Other Interests and activities:

2012 – date Advisory Board member, GSE Research Ltd

2011 – date; Member of Scientific Committee, Centre for Competitive Intelligence and Strategic Management, INPT, Morocco

2011 – date; Partner, Seifi Crowther Consulting

2010 – date; External examiner, University of Technology, Mauritius

2009 - date: Director, The Durability Institute

2007 – date: Patron, The Temple Trust (Sri Lanka)

2007 – date: Partner, The Knowledge Globalization Institute, USA

2007 - date: Board member, Global Academy of Business & Economic Research

2006 – 10: External examiner, Lincoln University postgraduate programme                              

2005 – date: Founding chair of the Social Responsibility Research Network

2005 – 08: External Advisor, Accounting & Finance, University of the West of England

2004 – 2007: Faculty member and academic advisor, International Entrepreneurs Association, Malaysia

2003 – date: Member, Citizen Works Corporate Reform Commission, USA

2003 – date: Founding board member, Association for Integrity in Accounting, USA  

2003 – date: External research professor, Université Francophone Internationale

2003 – date: Affiliate, Corporate Citizenship Research Unit, Deakin University

2002 – 2007: Faculty member, New York College of Advanced Studies

2002 - date: Fellow of North American Academy of Arts & Sciences

2001 – date: Board member, Standing Conference on Organisational Symbolism (SCOS)

2000 – 05: External examiner, University of the West of England, Undergraduate programme, Management accounting subject area

2000 – date: External professor and council member; Ansted University, Malaysia

2000 – 2003: Assessor for Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in Financial Information for Management

1999 - 2002: External examiner, Postgraduate programmes, School of Finance & Law, Bournemouth University

1999 – 2001: Occasional Lecturer at Nottingham University in Management Accounting

1994 - 2001: Examiner for London Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Association of Accounting Technicians; Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in Management Accounting (at various times)

1994 - 97: Question writer for University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate MENO Thinking Skills Service

1993 - 97: Tutor for Open University MBA courses in Strategic Management and Performance Measurement

Research Grants

Romanian government; Impact of CSR in Romania; 2009-11

Instituto Politecnico da Guarda, Portugal: Lecture visit funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia do Ministério da Ciência e Ensino Superior; 2002 & 2007

UKIERI project formulation grant;  2006

Minimal Budgeting: The Development Control Mechanisms for e-Commerce Businesses;  CIMA, 2005-6 

Shareholder or Stakeholder Value? The development of indicators for the control and measurement of performance, CIMA, 1998 - 2000

CAL resources in accounting & finance, EQL Ltd, 1998

Developing CDRoms for teaching and training purposes; (funded 60% commercially and 40% internally) 1996-1999 

Other Activities


I am founding editor of Social Responsibility Journal

I am editor of a book series on Corporate Social Responsibility published by Ashgate, Aldershot

I am editor of a book series on applied aspects of Corporate Social Responsibility published by Gower, Aldershot

I am editor of a book series on Developments in Corporate Governance and Responsibility published by Emerald, Bingley

I am editor of Social Responsibility Review

I am on the editorial boards of the following journals:

Accountancy. Business & the Public Interest, UK

Journal of Finance & Management in Public Services, UK

Journal of Accounting Business & Management, Indonesia

African Journal of Risk and Insurance, Nigeria

Issues in Social and Environmental Accounting, Indonesia

International Journal of Accounting & Finance, Canada

The Dearborn Educator, USA

Journal of Knowledge Globalization, USA

International Journal of Management Development, Canada

Malaysian Accounting Review

Global Excellence Review, India

Corporate Sustainability – An Asia-Pacific Review Journal, Malaysia

European Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, Romania

Journal of Humanities and Public Policy, Brazil

Social Business, UK

Multidisciplinary Journal for Applied Ethics, USA

International Journal of Critical Accounting, USA

Journal of Academic Minds, Malaysia

Sisyphus Journal of Politics, Economics and Management, Turkey

I have edited special issues of journals in a number of areas

I have organised a number of conferences, themed tracks in conference and symposia in a variety of areas.

Keynote speaking

Recent keynote invitations:

2nd International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference, Zagreb, November 2015

5th Organizational Governance Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, September 2015

3rd International Conference on Governance and Accountability, Istanbul, Turkey, September 2014

5th International Conference on Governance, Fraud, Ethics, and Social Responsibility, Istanbul, Turkey, September 2014

5th International Student Conference on Governance, Fraud, Ethics, Accountability and Social Responsibility, Istanbul, Turkey, September 2014

5th International Women and Business Conference, Belgrade, Serbia, May 2014

2nd Social Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainable Business, Bournemouth, UK, September 2013

3rd Organisational Governance Conference, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, August 2013

Charity in Khazakstan conference; Astana, Khazakstan; May 2013

International Colloquium on Sustainability, Lisbon, April 2012

The 2012 International Conference on Governance and Accountability, Sarawak, February 2012

2nd International Conference on Arts, Social Sciences and Technology (ICAST 2012); Penang; March 2012

3rd International Congress on Intellectual Disability: Advancing in Social Responsibility; University of Jaen, Spain; February 2011

The 2010 International Conference on Governance and Accountability; Indonesia, December 2010

Conference on the Role of HR in Building a Sustainable Organisation; London, December 2010

Empresas, Empresarios e  Responsibilidade Social: Os Percursos de Portugal; Lisbon, Portugal; February 2010

Global Economy: challenge, opportunity and recovery; Jakarta, Indonesia, December 2009

International CSR conference, Lahore, Pakistan, November 2008 (by video)

International Conference on Business Governance & Social Responsibility, Paris, May 2008

Knowledge Globalization Conference, Suffolk University, USA, April 2008

Kurukshetra University, India, November 2007

Accessibility in Tourism Development & Corporate Social Responsibility Conference; Open University, UK; October 2007

International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, Trakya University, Turkey, May 2006

International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, Mohal lal Sukhadia University, India, February 2005

International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, Ansted University, Malaysia, November 2004

Conference on Bioengineering problems and perspectives, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey, October 2004

Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility; University of Glamorgan; September 2004

Recent invited speeches:

Heath and Wellbeing at Work; Birmingham, UK; March 2014

Knowledge Brief Seminar; London; November 2013

Corporate Management and Social Responsibility; Moscow City Council; October 2012

Al Akhawayn University, Ifranes, Morocco, September 2012

Malaysian Forum for Business Sustainability; Minority Shareholders Watchdog Group & Perception Management Sdn Bhd; Kuala Lumpur, May 2012

FMM Kedah – symposium for business leaders, Kedah, Malaysia, March 2012

Book launch – Teias e Tramas da Responsabilidade Social O investimento social empresarial na saúde, Alice Costa; Rio de Janeiro, 1/10/11

Workshop on Social Responsibility, Development and Equity in Public Policies; International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, The Netherlands, January 2011

JSD Consulting, Jakarta, Indonesia, December 2010

Yildiz Technical University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Centenary Lecture series; November 2010

Book Launch – Global Money, Branka Mraovic; Zagreb, 17/6/10

Symposium on CSR, Taramanugara University, Indonesia, December 2009

Ethics & Economy conference, Copenhagen, September 2008

CSR & SME project workshops, Tashkent & Samarkand, Uzbekistan, February 2007

Symposium on Business Ethics, Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Croatia, June 2006

Mainstreaming CSR conference, London, Feb 2006

Europe House Zagreb, Croatia, February 2006

Integrales de L’investissement Conference, Rabat, Morocco, December 2005

Instituto Universitario de Estudios Fiscales y Financieros, Universidad de Murcia, Spain, March 2005

St Ethelburga’s Centre for Peace Studies, London, January 200

Other invited lectures:

Universiti Teknologi Mara, Kedah Branch, Malaysia, March 2012

Universidade Federal Fluminense, Volta Redonda, Brazil, October 2011

Petrobras Corporate University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 2011

Universidade Federal Fluminense, Nitteroi, Brazil, October 2011

ISEG, Lisbon, Portugal, March 2011

University of Seville, Spain, February 2011

Zagreb School of Economics & Management, June 2010

University of East London, February 2010

Trisakti University, Indonesia, December 2009

Bucharest Academy of Economics and Management, May 2009

Polytechnic Institute of Guarda, Portugal, December 2007

Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi, India, November 2007

University of Essex, February 2008

University of Durham, September 2004

Salamanca University, Spain, July 2003

Polytechnic Institute of Guarda. Portugal, November 2002

Ansted University, Malaysia, October 2002

University of Tilburg, The Netherlands, February 2002

Tallinn Technical University, Estonia, September 2000


2008 – 2013 : Founding Convenor, Centre for Research into Organisational Governance, De Montfort University

2005 – 2013 : Research Convenor, Dept of Accounting & Finance, De Montfort University

2004 - 2006 : Course Director. MA in Corporate Social Responsibility, London Metropolitan University

2003 – 2005 : Founding editor, Research Papers in Corporate Social Responsibility, London Metropolitan University

2000 – 2003 : Founding convenor of Studies in Social Marketing Research Group, University of North London

2000 – 2003 : Founding editor of Studies in Social Marketing Working Paper Series, University of North London

2000 – 2003 : Convenor of Studies in Social Marketing Seminar Program, University of North London

2000 – 2003 : Webmaster and committee member of British Accounting Association Interdisciplinary Perspectives Special Interest Group

1997 – 1998 : Convenor of Finance & Accounting Research Group, Aston University

1997 – 1998 : Convenor of Finance & Accounting Seminar Program, Aston University

1996 – 1999 : Course Director for the MSc in Financial Management and Control, Aston University