Dr Anja Schaefer

School of Business

Senior Lecturer

School of Business Building
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10A
(01) 474 7784

Biography

Anja Schaefer gained her doctorate from the University of Buckingham in the UK in 1996. After working as ESRC Research Associate at Manchester Business School from 1996 to 1997 she joined King's College London as Lecturer in Marketing in 1998. She moved on to the Open University in the UK as Lecturer and later Senior Lecturer in Management, where she contributed to teaching and research as well as working in the roles of Programme Director and Head of Department between 2004 and 2017. She joined Maynooth University in January 2018 as Senior Lecturer in Marketing.

Research Projects

  Project Role Funding Body / Program Description Start Date End Date Award (€)
Ethical practice in policing Lead researcher / College of Policing / Home Office 01-JAN-16 31-MAR-17 0
Research exchange on corporate sustainability with UNED, Spain Lead investigator / Santander Research Funding 01-MAY-14 30-NOV-15
Public policy initiatives for industry specific corporate responsibility Co-I / Bertelsmann Foundation 01-JAN-12 31-DEC-13

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2018 'Human capital and environmental engagement of SMEs in Pakistan: a comparative analysis of the leather industry'
Wahga, A., Blundel, R. and Schaefer, A. (2018) 'Human capital and environmental engagement of SMEs in Pakistan: a comparative analysis of the leather industry' In: Spence LJ, Frynas JG, Muthuri J and Navare JM (eds). Handbook of Research on Small Business Social Responsibility: Global Perspectives. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. [Details]
2017 'Understanding value conflict to engage SME managers with business greening'
Williams, S., Schaefer, A. and Blundel, R. (2017) 'Understanding value conflict to engage SME managers with business greening' In: Rendtorff JD (eds). Perspectives on Philosophy of Management and Business Ethics. London: Springer. [Details]
2013 'Sector-specific corporate responsibility in the United Kingdom'
Schaefer, A. (2013) 'Sector-specific corporate responsibility in the United Kingdom' In: Corporate Responsibility in Europe: Government Involvement in Sector-specific Initiatives. Guetersloh: Bertelsmann Stiftung. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2012 Social and Sustainable Enterprise: Changing the Nature of Business
Underwood, S., Blundel, R., Lyon, F., Schaefer, A (Ed.). (2012) Social and Sustainable Enterprise: Changing the Nature of Business Bradford, UK: Emerald. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'Making ‘greener’ connections: an introduction to the special issu'
Blundel, R., Smith, D., Ackrill, R. and Schaefer, A. (2018) 'Making ‘greener’ connections: an introduction to the special issu'. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 19 (1):382-407 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Individual values and SME environmental engagement'
Schaefer,A., Williams, S., Blundel, R. (2018) 'Individual values and SME environmental engagement'. Business and Society, [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Drivers of sustainable entrepreneurial practices in Pakistan’s leather industry'
Wahga, A., Blundel, R. and Schaefer, A. (2018) 'Drivers of sustainable entrepreneurial practices in Pakistan’s leather industry'. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 24 (2) [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Small and medium sized enterprises and sustainability: managers' values and engagement with environmental and climate change issues'
Williams, S. and Schaefer, A. (2013) 'Small and medium sized enterprises and sustainability: managers' values and engagement with environmental and climate change issues'. Business Strategy and the Environment, 22 (3):173-186 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'Framing the good citizen'
Pykett, J., Saward, M.. Schaefer, A. (2010) 'Framing the good citizen'. British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 12 (4):523-538 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Making sense of the diversity of ethical decision making in business: an illustration of the Indian context'
Patel, T. and Schaefer, A. (2009) 'Making sense of the diversity of ethical decision making in business: an illustration of the Indian context'. Journal of Business Ethics, 90 (2):171-186 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Corporate greening and changing regulatory regimes: the UK water industry'
Schaefer, A. (2009) 'Corporate greening and changing regulatory regimes: the UK water industry'. Business Strategy and the Environment, 18 (5):320-333 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'Trade associations and corporate social responsibility: evidence from the UK water and film industries'
Schaefer, A. and Kerrigan, F. (2008) 'Trade associations and corporate social responsibility: evidence from the UK water and film industries'. Business Ethics: A European Review, 17 (2):171-195 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'Contrasting institutional and performance accounts of Environmental Management Systems: three case studies in the UK Water & Sewerage industry'
Schaefer, A. (2007) 'Contrasting institutional and performance accounts of Environmental Management Systems: three case studies in the UK Water & Sewerage industry'. Journal of Management Studies, 44 (4):506-535 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Addressing Sustainability and Consumption'
Schaefer, A. and Crane, A. (2005) 'Addressing Sustainability and Consumption'. Journal of Macromarketing, 25 (1):76-92 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2001 ''Managing Relationships with Environmental Stakeholders: A Study of UK Water and Electricity Utilities'
Harvey, B. and Schaefer, A. (2001) ''Managing Relationships with Environmental Stakeholders: A Study of UK Water and Electricity Utilities'. Journal of Business Ethics, 30 (3):243-260 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2000 'Environmental Knowledge and the Adoption of Ready-Made Environmental Management Solutions'
Schaefer, A. and Harvey, B. (2000) 'Environmental Knowledge and the Adoption of Ready-Made Environmental Management Solutions'. Eco-Management and Auditing, 7 (2):74-81 [DOI] [Details]
2000 'Organisational structure and effective environmental management'
Atkinson, S., Schaefer, A. and Viney, H. (2000) 'Organisational structure and effective environmental management'. Business Strategy and the Environment, 9 (2):108-121 [Details]
1998 'Stage Models of Corporate 'Greening': A Critical Evaluation'
Schaefer, A. and Harvey, B. (1998) 'Stage Models of Corporate 'Greening': A Critical Evaluation'. Business Strategy and the Environment, 7 (3):109-123 [Details]
1997 'Consumer knowledge and country of origin effects'
Schaefer, A. (1997) 'Consumer knowledge and country of origin effects'. European Journal of Marketing, 31 (1):56-72 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
1997 'Do Demographics Have an Impact on Country of Origin Effects?'
Schaefer, A. (1997) 'Do Demographics Have an Impact on Country of Origin Effects?'. Marketing Management, 13 (8):813-834 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2019 Policy framework to overcome barriers to environmental improvement in Pakistan's Leatherworking SMEs
Wahga, A., Blundel, R. & Schaefer, A. (2019) Policy framework to overcome barriers to environmental improvement in Pakistan's Leatherworking SMEs British Academy of Management Annual Conference (ISBN: 978-0-9956413-2-7) [Details]
2018 Becoming and being a moral manager
Wishart M, Schaefer A, Reid K (2018) Becoming and being a moral manager . In: Summers, J. and Rostrom, A. (Track chairs, Track 8: Identity) eds. British Academy of Management Annual Conference (ISBN: 978-0-9956413-1-0) Bristol, , 04-SEP-18 - 07-SEP-18 [Details]
2016 Honouring the code? Exploring the ambiguities and antagonisms of ethical identities
Smolovic-Jones O, Schaefer A, Miranda D (2016) Honouring the code? Exploring the ambiguities and antagonisms of ethical identities British Academy of Management Annual Conference [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 European Group of Organization Studies.
Wishart, M., Schaefer, A. & Reid, K. (2019) European Group of Organization Studies. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], The loneliness of seniority: moral identity work in senior business managers, Edinburgh [Details]
2018 European Group of Organization Studies.
Schaefer A (2018) European Group of Organization Studies. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], Embodied moral identities, Tallinn , 05-JUL-18 - 07-JUL-18 [Details]

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
King's College London Lecturer in Marketing 01-JAN-98 / 31-AUG-04
Manchester Business School ESRC Research Associate 01-APR-96 / 31-DEC-97
Maynooth University Senior Lecturer in Marketing 15-JAN-18 /
The Open University Senior Lecturer in Management 01-SEP-04 / 12-JAN-18

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1996 University of Buckingham DPhil Consumer Behaviour
1988 University of Heidelberg Diplom (equivalent of M.Sc) Languages and Translation
1990 University of Wales, Aberystwyth Master in Business Administration Business & Management

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
German Fluent Fluent Fluent
Spanish Functional Functional Functional
French Basic Basic Functional
English Fluent Fluent Fluent

Recent Postgraduates

  Graduation Student Name University Degree Thesis
2017 Aqueel Imtiaz Wahga The Open University PhD Understanding the microfoundations of environmental improvement in SMEs: A comparative analysis of Pakistan’s leather industr
2012 Thomas Anthony Farrell The Open University PhD Controversial Advertising in the UK: Its Regulation and Practitioner Ethical Decision Making
2013 Sarah Williams The Open University PhD Managerial engagement with climate change in small and medium-sized enterprise

External Collaborators

  Name Role / Description Country
Sarah Williams, University of Bedfordshire co-author UNITED KINGDOM
Aqueel Wahga, Open University Co-author UNITED KINGDOM
Richard Blundel, Open University Co-author UNITED KINGDOM
Diana Miranda, Keele University Co-investigator UNITED KINGDOM
Owain Smolovic Jones, Open University Co-investigator UNITED KINGDOM