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Dr William Sun


About Dr William Sun

Dr William Sun is a Reader in Management and Director of Centre for Governance, Leadership and Global Responsibility (CGLGR) at Leeds Business School, Leeds Beckett University. He is an internationally recognised expert in corporate governance, CSR, ethical consumerism and business sustainability. 

Dr William Sun has published widely in corporate governance, CSR, ethical consumption, business sustainability, company law and transition economics, with over 70 journal papers and more than 30 authored or edited books. He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Global Responsibility, and Editor-in-Chief of the book series Critical Studies on Corporate Responsibility, Governance and Sustainability published by Emerald Group Publishing since 2010.

Current Teaching

  • Research Methodology for DBA Programme
  • The Board, the Executive and Good Governance for MSc Corporate Governance 

Research Interests

  • Corporate governance and leadership
  • Corporate social responsibility and sustainability
  • Ethical consumption and consumer ethics 

Selected Publications

Journal articles (17)

Books (8)

Chapters (9)

  • Sun WX (2013) Embedded CSR. In: Idowu SO; Capaldi N; Zu L; Das Gupta A Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility. : Springer, pp. .http://www.springer.com/new+%26+forthcoming+titles+(default)/book/978-3-642-28035-1
  • Sun WX (2013) Theory of Corporate Governance Emergence. In: Idowu SO; Capaldi N; Zu L; Das Gupta A Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility. : Springer, pp. .http://www.springer.com/new+%26+forthcoming+titles+(default)/book/978-3-642-28035-1
  • Tench R; Sun W; Jones BT (2012) The Challenging Concept of Corporate Social Irresponsibility: An Introduction. In: Tench R; Sun W; Jones B Corporate Social Irresponsibility. : Emerald Group Publishing, pp. .
  • Sun WX (2011) Finance and Sustainability: Exploring the Reality we are Making. In: Sun W; Louche C; Pérez R Finance and Sustainability. : Emerald Group Publishing, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1108/S2043-9059(2011)0000002007
  • Sun, W; Louche, C; Perez, R (2011) Finance and sustainability: exploring the reality we are making. In: Finance and Sustainability: Towards a New Paradigm? A Post-Crisis Agenda. Bingley: Emerald, pp. .
  • Sun, William; Stewart, Jim; Pollard, David (2011) Rethinking corporate governance - lessons from the global financial crisis. In: Sun, William; Stewart, Jim; Pollard, David Corporate Governance and the Global Financial Crisis: International Perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 420.
  • Sun, W, Stewart, J, Pollard, D (2010) Reframing Corporate Social Responsibility. In: Sun, W, Stewart, J, Pollard, D Reframing Corporate Social Responsibility: Lessons from the Global Finical Crisis. Bradford: Emerald Group Publishing, pp. .
  • Sun W; Bellamy L (2010) Who is responsible for the financial crisis? Lessons from a Seperation Thesis. In: Sun W; Stewart J; Pollard D Reframing Corporate Social Responsibility: Lessons from the Global Finical Crisis. Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1108/S2043-9059(2010)0000001011
  • Sun WX; Kirkbride J; Ma Z; Letza S (2005) An alternative analysis of the failure of Railtrack, UK. In: Kantarelis D Global Business & Economics Anthology 2005. Worcester: The Business & Economics Society International, pp. .

Conference contributions (22)

  • Sun WX (2013) Internal and external corporate governance: a conceptual framework for Understanding Corporate Governance Failures Cardiff, UK 11/09/2013.
  • Sun WX (2013) Modes of thinking in corporate governance: do they matter? Liverpool, UK 10/09/2013.
  • Sun WX (2013) Neither Internal, Nor External Alone: Understanding Corporate Governance Failures in the Financial Industry University of Lille, France 19/06/2013.
  • Sun W (2011) The emergence theory of corporate governance: an alternative way of understanding corporate governance processes Aston University, Birmingham 13/09/2011.
  • Sun W (2010) Who Is Responsible for the Financial Crisis? A Separation Thesis Paris, France .
  • Sun W (2010) Why Mainstream Theorists Had Failed to Predict the Financial Crisis and Corporate Governance Failure: The Mismatch of Theory and Reality . Paris, France:
  • Sun, W, Bellamy, L; Whitworth, C (2008) The rationale of corporate responsibility: a critical review Harrogate, England 09/09/2008.
  • Letza S; Kirkbride J; Sun WX; Smallman C (2007) Corporate governance theorizing: limits, critics and alternatives Warwick, UK 11/09/2007.
  • Letza S; Kirkbride J; Sun WX; Smallman C (2007) The process of governance for sustainability University of Leeds, Leeds, UK 15/07/2007.
  • Smallman C; Sun WX; Letza S (2006) The practice and process of governance Atlanta, Georgia, USA 11/08/2006.
  • Letza S; Sun WX; Smallman C (2005) Governance versus governing: philosophical issues underpinning corporate governance Honolulu, Hawaii .
  • Letza S; Beech N; Kirkbride J; Sun WX; Ma Z (2005) An alternative analysis of the failure of Railtrack, UK Flagstaff/Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA 22/07/2005.
  • Sun WX; Letza S; Dibben M; Smallman C (2004) Reframing corporate governance: governance as process St Andrews Scotland 30/08/2004.
  • Sun WX; Letza S (2004) Corporate governance: a process thought perspective St Anne's College, Oxford .
  • Sun WX; Letza S; Dibben M; Smallman C (2004) Thinking about process? Towards a framework for holistic organizational analysis Santorini, Greece 12/06/2004.
  • Letza S; Sun WX; Dibben M; Smallman C (2004) Applying process thought to corporate governance: an exploratory exposition Soeul, Korea 24/05/2004.
  • James A; Kirkbride J; Letza S; Sun WX (2004) Tomorrow's governance of corporate governance must be processual Glasgow, UK .
  • James A; Kirkbirde J; Letza S; Sun WX (2004) Weaving a new cloth for corporate governance and legal duties Dublin, Ireland .
  • Letza S; Sun WX; Dibben M; Smallman C (2004) Theories of corporate governance: a critical perspective University of Otago, NZ .
  • Letza S; Sun WX; Kirkbride J (2002) Shareholding versus stakeholding: a critical review of corporate governance Queens University Belfast .
  • Letza S; Chia R; Sun WX (2002) Governance versus governing: philosophical issues underpinning corporate governance St Anne's College, Oxford 26/06/2002.
  • Chia R; Sun WX (2001) A processual perspective on corporate governance Cardiff, Wales, UK .
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